None Like Him: 10 Ways That God is Different Than Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing)
by Jen Wilkin
Jen Wilkin gives an insightful, accessible overview of the attributes of God in her book, None Like Him. In the book, she discusses how God is: Infinite, Incomprehensible, Self-Existent, Self-Sufficient, Eternal, Immutable, Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Sovereign. She also reminds us that we aren’t like God and that’s a good thing. There’s so much freedom when we stop trying to be all-knowing or all-sovereign, and when we allow God to be God and worship Him for who He truly is!
I’ve read other books before that discuss comprehensive theology such as this; Jen’s is my favorite thus far. She explains things so clearly and it’s so well-written. It didn’t feel like a chore or a seminary exercise to read this book, and yet the way she draws on Scripture has great depth. Because there are so many books out there that study the names of God and what they say about His character, Jen’s approach to the character of God stood out as unique.
My only quibble with the book is its brevity. At just 121 pages long, this is a book you could read in an afternoon sitting. But you probably shouldn’t. It’s far best savored, considered and maybe re-read. Jen includes verses for meditation, questions for reflection, and a prayer at the end of each chapter, which are great for an individual who wants to go deeper or for a small group or Book Club to use for further discussion. I would love, love, love, though, to see this book’s content offered in a workbook-style Bible study for deeper study.
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