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None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)

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Human beings were created to reflect the image of God--but only to a limited extent. Although we share important attributes with God (love, mercy, compassion, etc.), there are other qualities that only God possesses, such as unlimited power, knowledge, and authority. At the root of all sin is our rebellious desire to be like God in such ways--a desire that first manifested ...more
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Published April 28th 2016 by Crossway Books
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Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Psalm 139 is not a psalm about me, fearfully and wonderfully made. It is a psalm about my Maker, fearful and wonderful. It is a psalm to inspire awe.

None Like Him is a study about knowing God. "Know that I am God and so that you may worship me." It is in worship that we truly love others and God is revealed in his majesty. It is when we are in awe of the God and what he has done, we put the focus off our selves. So how do we get there? Jen Wilken brings us to the basics of who God is. Have you
Heather Hart
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: partially-read
Jen Wilkin's really hits hard with her new book, None Like Him. If you are looking for a flowery book about Christianity, then this isn't the book for you. Going in, I knew God was different from me. I knew that was a good thing. But I didn't realize how much I tried to usurp His authority in my life. How many times I tried to take His place and claim attributes that belonged to Him alone. I thought I was going to read about God, but I ended up being convicted to my core.

Wilkin's wrote about 10
Christina DeVane
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent on so many levels!! 10 chapters of divine aspects of God- I slowly savored each one in my quiet time! The chapters, Infinite and Immutable (The God of No Limits and The God of Infinite Sameness), were probably my favorite realizing I experience limits and change all the time but He does not!
This would be a great book to use as a group Bible study or book club. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter.
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I rarely write reviews, but felt compelled to when I finished this book. Jen Wilkin skillfully highlights ten of God's immutable attributes in a way that is both encouraging and convicting. As a young mother, it is so easy to focus on the little (or big-to-me) problems that surface on a daily basis, but this book helped me to look up to God and rest in all the things that HE is and I am not. Whether I read just a page or two, or a whole chapter at a time, I always came away refreshed and found m ...more
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
A great, short read on the character of God.
Cara Putman
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
A really nice overview of the characteristics of God that are unique to Him. Would make a great group Bible study.
Amy Kannel
Apr 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent. I've read books on the attributes of God before, such as Tozer's The Knowledge of the Holy, but what I appreciated about this one was how down to earth and practical it was. Highly recommend for both men and women, but I'd especially recommend for a women's study. So often books marketed for women's group studies are self-focused fluff; I love that this is utterly God-focused. Jen Wilkin manages to be relevant/relatable yet promotes awe of God. She serves the reader well by both celeb ...more
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2019
I've been wanting to read another book by Jen Wilkin since I read "Women Of The Word", and this one was so good! Wilkin discusses ten of God's attributes that are wholly different from us. I thought she had so many insightful points about how we as humans sinfully try to achieve these attributes that only truly apply to God. I took a ton of notes, and would like to own a physical copy of this book for further study since I listened to it on audio. If you would like a theology primer, or a book t ...more
Jami Balmet
Mar 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
A beautiful introduction and summarization of the attributes of God. If you've never studied His attributes, this is an excellent beginning! I would have liked it to go a tad deeper perhaps. But for a small quick read, it's well worth it and very sound!
Andrea Clarke
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jen Wilkin’s call for us to be in awe of God instead of building up confidence in ourselves is a breath of fresh air to the Christian community. Wilkin communicates deep theology with humbling clarity. Wholeheartedly recommend.
Pamela Kilzer
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
This was a wonderful companion to Wilkin’s other book, In His Image. She does an amazing job not only at outlining (some of) God’s incomunicable attributes, but also at breaking down how we try to mimic qualities that belong to Him alone. I felt incredible conviction on every page. This would be a great book for a group study, highly recommend!
Olivia Harms
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
In our individualistic culture, many seek religion as a way to improve their lives, find personal affirmation, and feel good now. While you may find those things in God, if you are coming to God primarily to learn about yourself, you are missing the whole point! You must know who God is! Subsequently, you will learn about yourself, but Jen Wilkin strives to bring us back to God, the main point, he who is before all things. She guides us to the words that God speaks to us about who he is so that ...more
More women's ministry books like this! Where we talk less about life and feelings and feast on actual theology and scripture. This was a treat.
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is such a good read! It is convicting and encouraging. I definitely recommend it!
Stefanie Sugia
"We humans must confess, 'I am because he is.' Only God can say, 'I AM WHO I AM'."
"When we fear God rightly, we recognize him for who he truly is: a God of no limits, and therefore, utterly unlike anyone or anything we know."
I've been a huge fan of Jen Wilkin's writing ever since I read her book, In His Image. After reading that book, I decided to buy None Like Him—which is an older book of hers, because I really enjoyed her writing. To be honest, it has been sitting on my booksh
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Our primary problem as Christian women is not that we lack self-worth, not that we lack a sense of significance. It’s that we lack awe [of God].”
I am a fan of Jen Wilkin. Still, having read and loved A.W. Tozer's "Knowledge of the Holy" numerous times, I figured Wilkin's treatment of this same subject would be lighter, less inspiring than Tozer's classic.
I was wrong.
Both authors write of the incommunicable attributes of God - those character qualities that are unique to God alone. His sovereign
Hanna Lee
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jen Wilkin continues to be one of my favorite authors. I enjoyed this even more than In His Image. Unlike that, which looked at 10 ways we can reflect God’s character this examines 10 characteristics of God we cannot imitate (and why that’s a good thing). As the book when on I just enjoyed it more and more especially the culminating few chapters discussing God’s omniscience, omnipotence, and ultimately his sovereignty. I highly recommend this book if you want to stir your heart to consider the g ...more
Nathan Harris
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Would make a great Sunday School Series!
Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: christian, wish-list
I need to read this again all at once. I kept having to renew it so I lost the flow of the book. Otherwise it was really good! Each chapter was about a different attribute of God, how He is vastly different from us, and why that is a wonderful thing.
Emily Zell
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I avoided this book for awhile due to my cynicism of Christian Women’s literature, but found that Jen met me with her own: “if you would have told me that I would start a book for women with Proverbs 31, I would have probably punched you in the face.”

This book is jam packed with humor, solid theology, probing and convicting questions, and constant, important reminders that I am not God, and the exasperation that comes from my trying to be. Both masterful and accessible, I highly and heartily re
Jennifer Malech
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was absolutely incredible. I'm adding it to my "need to read every year" shelf. One of the most important aspects of our Christian faith is when we recognize how different God is from us and it is from this exact posture, we learn who we are and as His creation, we can't help but stand in awe and worship Him. This is one of those books that you will want to take your time with and soak up every word.
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book. I wanted to think it might be suitable for a church book study. But from the opening line of the book, the author's tone repelled me: "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 would have punched you in the face." A bit harsh, no?

I read as far as the third chapter. That's the chapter on God's attribute of aseity, His self-existence. But she starts the chapter by talking about a
Tori Samar
This book succeeds wonderfully on two fronts. First, it's a fresh, insightful approach to God's incommunicable attributes. Second, it's a book targeted at Christian women that's actually worth reading. Using that famous Proverbs 31 statement "a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised" as her springboard, Wilkin discusses ten incommunicable attributes (such as God's infinity, immutability, omniscience, and sovereignty) meant to foster our fear of the Lord, that reverential awe that pulls our ey ...more
Sandrine Cotnoir
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
This book was very convicting and eye-opening to all the ways that I try to be like God and why it's a really good thing that I am not. I love how God-focused this book is and that the goal of her book is to help us know Him better. Wilkin is a great writer and packs a punch in a very concise way. God bless Christian living books that are adressed to women but that aren't just all about us or how we're beautiful because God loves us. We need more books for women like this that are rich and deep ...more
Dec 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
A very readable and insightful book with a basic premise that WE ARE NOT GOD, though we keep desiring to be. Instead of being LIKE Him, we try to BE HIM. This was the lie in the Garden, the root of our sin (pride) and Wilkin shows the many ways this is manifested in our lives today and how we get into so much trouble, as a result. Great read! Great questions and verses at the end for further reflection, if you wanted to do this with your quiet time.
Dylan Wright
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a great book! Each chapter follows a simple and straightforward outline that allows the reader to learn and meditate on a specific attribute of God. New Christian, old Christian, man, women, this book should be read by all.
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
One of the best books I've read on the character of God.
Matthew Mitchell
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This morning I finished reading None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different From Us by Jen Wilkin. This is an excellent book about the “incommunicable attributes” of God and how they relate to our daily lives. Chapter 8 is about omniscience. As she does with each of God’s perfections, Wilkin focuses on the incommunicability of this attribute–how we as humans are NOT God–and then she shows how our limitations work themselves out in biblical application. In this case, Wilkin points out how we get addi ...more
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challies-2018
This was a theologically sound look at 10 of God's incommunicable attributes. It's designed as a study and lists verses and questions to think about at the end of each chapter. The tone of the book is not scholarly, so it would be a good start for new Christians or others who have not studied much theology. After explaining each attribute, the author gives examples of how we try to usurp it for ourselves.

I listened to an audio version read by the author, which I always prefer. My only criticism
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I got this book way back as an ARC from Netgalley but I never downloaded it before it was archived, so when I saw I could listen to the audio version on Playster, I was very eager to listen to it. This was a wonderful devotional book. I think Jen Wilkin has a very Biblical view of God and a right understanding of the Bible (there was only one statement in the whole book that might have given me pause, but it wasn't even serious enough that I remember what it was now). Her reflections of God and ...more
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Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. During her thirteen years of teaching, she 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 is the author of Women of the Word.

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“We humans must confess, 'I am because he is.' Only God can say, 'I AM WHO I AM'.” 6 likes
“Here is a remarkable truth: God is able to bring eternal results from our time-bound efforts. This is what Jesus intimates when he tells us to store up treasure in heaven rather than on earth. When we invest our time in what has eternal significance, we store up treasure in heaven. This side of heaven, the only investments with eternal significance are people. “Living this day well” means prioritizing relationships over material gain. We cannot take our stuff with us when we die, but, Lord willing, we may feed the hungry and clothe the needy in such a way that an eternal result is rendered. We may speak words that, by the favor of the Lord, transform into the very words of life. This is the calling of the missionary, the magnate, and the mother of small children: spend your time to impact people for eternity.” 5 likes
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