Sunday, May 1, 2016

NONE LIKE HIM: 10 WAYS GOD IS DIFFERENT FROM US (and why that’s a good thing) Author: Jill Wilkin [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts: 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.
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  2. I learned that Jill Wilkin focuses on learning about God's character - which is important for all of us to know in order to better understand His word, and that she also explores how our "daily lives would look very different if we took God’s character into consideration."

  3. I learned there's ten chapters in the book and that each one with verses for meditation, four application questions, and a prayer.

  4. I got up and made coffee for my husband so he can sleep in.

  5. I learned that None Like Him was released on April 30, 2016. I also learned the difference between Compatibility and Complementarity on the blog.

  6. My act of kindness today was making cookies for the family. :)

  7. I was able to sit and listen to my neighbor today, I think she needed prayer and I hope I was able to help her.

  8. My husband went shopping with me today. I know it isn't his favorite thing, so it was definitely an act of kindness.

  9. My hubby took me out to lunch today as well as made me coffee!

  10. I let my husband have my leftovers from we went out to eat today. :)

  11. My fiance was very kind to me today- he made me my morning coffee and got our son ready for church and made him breakfast- it doesn't happen much at all bur I appreciate him very much

  12. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this book and for being a part of Booknificent Thursday this week.


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