Monday, May 9, 2016

None Like Him~

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

You know those moments of fear- some of them legitimate, some not- when you realize that you are terribly limited, and so much is outside of your control and beyond your comprehension? Those are moments when life in this world feels more like a bet made against you than anything else, and you wonder how you're supposed handle it. 

The plain, hard truth is that we can't handle it all. We can't bear it all. We can't respond to everyone, or give everything that is needed. Only God can, and there is none like Him. 

This truth crushes us- we are not God. And then it saves us- because God is God. And we don't need to worry any more about what we aren't, because God is. That's why Jen Wilkin wrote this book. When we exalt God, we reassure ourselves in the process, because we are his, and we don't need to play god. 

Jen arranged this book around ten attributes that only God possesses. Self-existence, immutability, omniscience, eternality, sovereignty, ..... these aren't merely abstract concepts for us. They're aspects of God's nature, and therefore they underpin the universe he made. In him we live and move and have our being, and "None Like Him" leads us to consider what his being is. 

I thank Crossway Publishing and Flyby Promotions for providing me a review copy. 

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