Book Review on None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)
by Jen Wilkin
Reviewed by Becca Walker
Trying out a book like Jen Wilkin’s None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different From Us (and why that’s a good thing) was a first time experience for me. I had never read a book solely focused on God’s character, but I trusted the recommendation from a mentor. I am so glad I did, because Jen’s book is not only easy to read, but it is awe-inspiring!
Each chapter is guided by scripture that emphasizes a character trait unique to God. Jen breaks down all the big words used to describe God and helps us understand how seeing God for who He is prompts us to worship him all the more. Her hope for us is that after learning about some of God’s characteristics, we will then turn to the scriptures and “read it with new eyes, eyes that hunger for a loftier vision of who he is.” Jen includes verses for meditation, questions for reflection, and a prayer guide at the end of each chapter that truly encourages deep reflection over God’s character.
Split into 10 short chapters, None Like Him does not take long to read. It is an easy book to read with a group since it already has the questions laid out. The discussion I had with a group of women over this book revealed even more gems that I missed the first time through. I (and Jen) encourage you to “embrace your limits as a means of glorifying God’s limitless power” through reading her None Like Him. I also hope you look into reading Jen’s follow-up book that is coming out in May: In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character. It is on my “to read” list for sure!
Meet the author!
Becca Walker is a 2nd grade teacher in Edmond, Oklahoma. Her passion for kids mainly comes from the fact that she herself is still just a kid at heart. She and her husband, Brennan, love to serve in the church in many ways. Whether it is children’s ministry, youth, worship, or leading a young adult small group, they love it all! Becca’s main loves are her family, her pup Wrigley, her Savior, Old Navy, and of course, the incredible community at Council Road Baptist Church.