I recently received the book None Like Him by Jen Wilkin to review. I don’t usually read a lot of non-fiction, but the concept of this book really caught my attention. The subtitle alone says so much: 10 ways God is different from us (and why that’s a good thing). It was this subtitle that made me want to read this book. Obviously I know God is different from people (otherwise he wouldn’t be God), but it’s still a good reminder sometimes to read things like this.
When the book arrived, I eagerly opened the packaging. My very first impression of the book was a good one. The cover is beautiful, with its calm green color and pink flowers weaving in and out of the title. And the content is even better than the cover.
Ms. Wilkin opens with an introductory statement about what it means to become a God fearing woman; this is something I think we can all aspire to. From there, she dives right into the meat of the book: the ten ways God is different from people. More specifically, ten ways people are not like God and why we shouldn’t try to be. The ways she explores in the book are:
That’s quite the list! And each and every item on it is wonderfully extracted and explained by the author, fully describing what the trait means, how it applies to our Creator, and why it doesn’t apply to us. One of my favorite explanations comes from the very first chapter. After quoting Isaiah 40:12-13 (scripture quotations are prevalent throughout the book, which I love; what better way to make a point than to quote from the Bible?!), the author states simply
… Who has measured everything? God has. Who has measured God? No one has.
How beautifully basic is that? I think that one quote is a great summation of the rest of the book. Ms. Wilkin does a phenomenal job of taking the qualities of God (listed above) and making them easy to understand. It’s a wonderful thing.
I definitely recommend this book, which you can purchase from Amazon ($11.69 in paperback; $8.57 on Kindle).
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC regulations.