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Sunday, May 1, 2016

none like him giveaway and review

Reading a book is a luxury nowadays that I can hardly afford between diaper changes and reading lessons. That's where I am in life and I understand that's where most of the people reading this are as well. Establishing that, I think you will be very encouraged by this book. I haven't even finished it yet. I decided to take notes as I read through hoping to find one or two good sentences but after six pages of good quotes while only reading half way through at this point, I realized that I was mostly just re-writing the book. So just read the book. To win a copy, comment below and I will have a random drawing on Wednesday after work.

None Like Him by Jen Wilkin is written for women, but I haven't found much that pertains only to women.

(edit: a more in depth review can be found in parts by found in the label "non like him")

I've never heard of the author, but again if it isn't sung in a monotonous, repetitive jingle on Nick Jr. then I probably haven't heard of it. Matt Chandler and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth (apparently she got married. I was so confused until I did a google search) both wrote accolades for this book by Jen Wilkin. A friend of mine said Wilkin spoke at her church (the same church pastored by Matt Chandler), The Village Church in Highlands Village, TX, and learned a great deal from her 6 week seminar on parenting.

Let me share how awesome I think this book is. I felt like I should live blog me reading it  - ha! It really is a great book. The introduction starts with the purpose of the book, she "hopes to reclaim the idea of the 'God-fearing woman' from yellowed portraits in antique oval frames, as well as from the soft-filtered script-adorned frames of Instagram." (p13) I love mock-Instagram inspiration just as much as genuine Instagram inspiration. The idea is to point others toward Christ and each culture will have a different way of doing that. Some days, a genuine Instagram inspirational quote helps me focus on Christ and sometimes a mock-inspirational quote will help me remember that appearances are deceptive and to get my heart right. Each has their place and I love them both. You can look at an old photo and think, "ah yes, they truly knew how to worship back then" but you need to remember that even the Bible says that's not how to view history (Ecclesiastes 7:10). You're still looking at the appearance of something. Man will always judge the outward appearance but God judges the heart. You don't know if that godly lady in the antique frame was only swept-up by her Christian culture or if she genuinely loved the Lord.









I can't believe how much I'm writing and I haven't even gotten to the first chapter. Instead of sharing my favorite parts, I want you to go read this book and then let me know when you're done and we can chat about it!

A bit from the publisher and production crew:
None Like Him: Ten Ways God is Different From Us (and why that's a good thing)
Author: Jill Wilkin
163 pages
God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible.
We're not.
And that's a good thing.
Our limitations are by design. We were never meant to be God. But at the root of every sin is our rebellious desire to possess attributes that belong to God alone.
Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God's limitless power, Jen Wilkin invites us to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.
#NoneLikeHim #JenWilkin  #FlyBy

9 comments:

  1. I love the sound of this book! Thanks! robin.christofaro@yahoo.com

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  2. Congratulations on your book publication. I'd love to read it. It sounds great. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and best of luck on future publications.

    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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  3. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review and the chance to win.

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  5. I would be excited to read this book.

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    1. Keely, you won the giveaway! Send me your address and you will receive a copy of the book within the next month. Then if you feel like extra reading you can read my chapter thoughts and weigh-in...or not. Participation not required ;)

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