Jen Wilkin is hilarious. I first heard her speak at The Gospel Coalition’s Women Conference back in June. She clearly loves God, his Word, and teaching. Instantly, I was sold.
At #TGCW16 I bought her most recent book: “None Like Him”. It is a relatively thin, teal book with flowers on the cover. I must admit I hesitated. I really don’t like girly Christian books. Pink theology? I hate it. But then I looked closely, and my complaints vanished.
The subtitle reads, “10 ways God is different from us (and why that’s a good thing)”. Each chapter introduces one of God’s incommunicable attributes: infinite, incomprehensible, self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, and sovereign. Wilkin leads us through Scripture so we are able to see how amazing our God is, and how that affects us for his glory and for our good.
At the end of every chapter you’ll find verses for meditation, questions for reflection, and a call to prayer.
I usually don’t care very much for devotional books. Most of them feel very anthropocentric (as in, “what does God want to say to me today” instead of “how can I see God’s glory today through Scripture”), and designed to move emotions instead of the mind. “None Like Him” turns this the other way around.
The focus is entirely on God, and once we have seen him we can clearly see who we are too. Our flaws and weaknesses are exposed in the light of the glory of The Perfect One.
When I bought the book it included a journal in which to write down what you are learning and reflecting on. I just want to say, one journal was not enough.
If you are looking for a devotional that draws you near to the amazing God of the Bible, look no more. Don’t be deceived by the flowers on the cover, this is not a book just for women. “None Like Him” is for anyone who wants to dig deeper into who God really is and how his glory transforms us into his image.