None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)Jen Wilkin
As people with limited understanding, we tend to imagine a heavenly Father who is like us. But popular blogger Wilkin reminds us that our Creator possesses many attributes we don't---and that's a good thing! Take a closer look at the God who is infinitely knowable, creative,... Read More
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- Release Date: Apr 30, 2016
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- Pages: 176
- Publish Date: Apr 30, 2016
- Language: English
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- Grasping the reality that God's Divine attributes are not ours by Vera on 5/2/2016
Through the years I have had opportunity to learn in sermons, books, and Sunday School lessons present the attributes of God - attributes that touch on the very essence of Who and What God is. Jen Wilkin writes in her book None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different From Us on God's attributes and how these ways show us that it is a good thing that God is different from us.
Frankly, when she began her book by exploring that God Has No Limits, I thought to myself, "Of course, God has no limits. That's why He is God!" But then as I continued to read and as Wilkin fleshed out the concept of a limitless God I saw the direction her thoughts were taking. God can not be measured. We can be measured. Of course, this again is, to me, a point that is simply a "given" and not up for discussion. But then she spoke of how some people try to measure up to God and try to be like God.
She hammers home the concept that once people really grasp the Limitless attribute of God and accepts their own measurable limits that they can begin to accept that they are definitely different from God to Whom they are called to give themselves and their worship.
Continuing on into the book, chapter by chapter shows us God's unique attributes and how you, I, no one can be or frankly ever will be like Him - and that's a good thing.
INFINITE - The God of No Limits
INCOMPREHENSIBLE - The God of Infinite Mystery
SELF-EXISTENT - The God of Infinite Creativity
SELF-SUFFICIENT - The God of Infinite Provision
ETERNAL - The God of Infinite Days
IMMUTABLE - The God of Infinite Sameness
OMNIPRESENT - The God of Infinite Place
OMNISCIENT - The God of Infinite Knowledge
OMNIPOTENT - The God of Infinite Power
SOVEREIGN - The God of Infinite Rule
I have never had an issue with my finite being. I know I have limits and I do not and have not sought to attain infinity except through the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Jen Wilkins makes perfectly clear in None Like Him that in these divine attributes of God we absolutely can not be like Him. In many ways we should strive to emulate God and be more like Him. But in being like him in His divine attributes we simply can not be like Him and neither should we try.
A really good book for private, family, or group studies.
I was provided a complimentary copy to facilitate this review of my own opinions. This was done with no compensation to me.
- Christian Shelf-Esteem's review of None Like Him by Amanda on 5/2/2016
In her book, None Like Him, Jen Wilkin calls Christians to thoughtful self-examination of how they have laid claim to traits which are exclusive to God. The ultimate goal is to put God back on the throne of our hearts. If your prayer life has grown stagnant, your worship routine, or your passion for God and His Word has grown cold — this book is for you.
Brief and to the point, Jen extols 10 attributes of God. The tone of her writing falls somewhere between a personal conversation and a sermon (warm, yet resolute). Every chapter was applicable to this reader, particularly chapter 4, which addressed our my desire to be self-sufficient, and chapter 10, that speaks of God's sovereignty and our my desire for control. These chapters were so convincing that I've already read them a second time.
While the flowery cover and use of the she/her pronouns throughout the book call to women, the message is universal. This book could easily be adapted for a co-ed book study. Furthermore, the Verses for Meditation and Questions for Reflection at the end of each chapter encourage refection and application — a great reason to read it with a friend or an accountability partner.
Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.