I’m a bit of a sassy, straight forward, sarcastic kind of gal and so I always appreciate the same things in other people! When I read the first line in the introduction of Jen Wilkin’s new book None Like Him, I knew I had a new soul sister.
If you had told me five years ago that I would one day write a book for Christian women that led off with a quote from Proverbs 31, I probably would have punched you in the face.
She had me at punched you in the face! While her direct, frank style might be off putting for some, I fully appreciate it! She is very real and down to earth and writes like she’s having a conversation with you over coffee. I can relate to that so much better than some books and devotionals that are so theological and wordy they go right over your head.
Don’t let the punch you in the face comment turn you off if you don’t appreciate it like I do! Wilkin’s writes with a raw honesty and shares her own stories that really provide a deep connection to her as a human being and most importantly, a child of God. While the introduction had me chuckling, I promise it was the only threat of bodily harm!
The books subtitle 10 Ways God is Different from Us provides insight into the heart of this book. God created us with limitations. We do not have the same attributes as God. We were not meant to be all powerful but we were designed to glorify our creator, accept our limitations and let God be God alone.
Each chapter dives into the heart of ten of these attributes. and ends with Verses for Meditation and Questions for Reflection. I really liked the questions! They weren’t easy black and white, right or wrong answer type of questions. They were designed to be introspective to take a look inside ourselves and really apply what we just read.
Wilkin’s is a wonderful, warm storyteller who had me laughing, crying and really digging deep into the word. She has perfected the balance of sharing her wisdom while also connecting with her readers and meeting them on their level. None Like Him is a great book for Bible studies and book groups that has the power to touch women at their core.
About the Book
God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible.
And that’s a good thing.
Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone.
Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God’s limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.
About the Author
Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. She has a background in women’s ministry, and has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas. She writes and teaches the Flower Mound Women’s Bible Study, an interdenominational community study. Jen’s passion is to see women become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God.
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