In His Image by Jen Wilkin

In His Image

After first teaching women to go deeper in their study of the Bible in Women of the Word, and then unpacking why our limits are a good thing in light of God’s limitlessness in None Like Him, best-selling author and Bible teacher Jen Wilkin helps readers see what human beings are to be like as they reflect the image of their Creator. In His Image explores 10 attributes of God that Christians are called to reflect—they are called to be holy, lo...


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TitleIn His Image
ISBN9781433549878
Author
Release DateMay 31st, 2018
PublisherCrossway
GenreChristian, Religion, Faith, Theology, Christian Living, Nonfiction, Christianity
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Reviews In His Image

  • Cara Putman
    2018-06-07
    This book is fantastic. Highly recommend!
  • Jill
    2018-06-12
    This was my non-fiction for the month of May. It was so good. I have loved everything Jen Wilkin has written and I can't recommend her enough
  • Joan
    2018-04-30
    We are to be Christlike but what does that mean? Wilkin helps readers understand that this goes beyond the “What should I do?” to “Who should I be?” She reminds us that we can know God's will for our character and godly character will produce godly action. I like that Wilkin distinguishes the character traits God alone can have, such as his omnipresence and omniscience. What she writes about in this book are the traits we are to exhibit. ...
  • Jillian Vincent
    2018-06-10
    I continue to be amazed at Jen Wilkin’s concise and down to earth way of presenting theology. She unpacks the will of God simply, and with such hope that we can truly reflect God’s image. Big takeaway: the will of God is more about who we become than what we do. Answer the question: who will I be? Over the question: what shall I do? Her chapter on patience and holiness convicted me the most, and I will continue to chew on them for years to co...
  • Becky
    2018-05-07
    First sentence: If you’ve ever said, “I just want to know God’s will for my life,” this book is for you.Premise/plot: In His Image isn't your typical what-is-God's-will-for-my-life 'self-help' book. I'm tempted to put in the exclamation: far from it! Wilkin writes:God is always more concerned with the decision-maker than he is with the decision itself... For the believer wanting to know God’s will for her life, the first question to pos...
  • Stefanie
    2018-05-25
    "What good is it for me to choose the right home or spouse if I'm still eaten up with covetousness? What does it profit me to make the right choice if I'm still the wrong person? A lost person can make 'good choices'. But only a person indwelt by the Holy Spirit can make a good choice for the purpose of glorifying God."In His Image tries to help those who are always questioning about what is God's will in their life. The author states that instea...
  • Rachel Menke
    2018-05-15
    “In His Image” is a study of 10 of God’s communicable attributes and how we should strive to reflect His character in these ways. It is a follow-up to her 2016 book “None Like Him” which does the same with 10 incommunicable attributes. This books starts with the attribute of holiness and that everything we do either illuminated or obscures the character of God therefore we must strive to become more like Him and therefore grow in Holine...
  • Nay Denise
    2018-05-14
    Received an early copy for review.Jen Wilkin is an author I'm starting to love. I love her writing style, her thoughts and how much scripture she includes in her books. In His Image is all about how we can reflect the character of God and not by just one example, but she gives us 10 different ways to do so. This is not a book you want to fly through. This is a book you want to pace yourself with and use a Bible with to take in-depth notes and rea...
  • Claire Johnson
    2018-06-01
    Solid theology, Great outline, Awesome premise...So I gave it 4 stars. But not super memorable for me and nothing necessarily new or mind-blowing. I think I would’ve gleaned more had I read it with a group (there are discussion questions at the end of each chapter).
  • christina
    2018-05-24
    In His ImageJen Wilkin's newest book, In His Image, continues the consideration of God's attributes which she began in her book None Like Him:10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing). The earlier book focused on characteristics of God which are unique to Him and not transferred ("communicated") to believers in Christ; attributes like omniscience, omnipresence, and self-existence fall in that category. In His Image, on the ot...
  • Abigail
    2018-05-02
    I received a free e-copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review! I'm very happy to have been given this book and I'm very thankful as well.Disclaimer: This book is about Christianity, God, and religion so if that isn't your cup of tea then this book isn't for you.I could normally fly through this book, but after reading the first chapter I decided I wanted to take things slow and really let things sink in. I actually pref...
  • Becca-Rae
    2018-05-09
    In His Image digs deep into some of the major the characteristics of God and how we can and should be reflections of Him to the world. The book looks at God Most Holy, Loving, Good, Just, Merciful, Gracious, Faithful, Patient, Truthful, and Wise. Hopefully this doesn’t come as a shock to you, that even though we are created in His image, we are not (nor will we be) perfectly like Him. As sinners, we are in need of a Savior. While Jesus comes in...
  • Taylor
    2018-04-23
    Reviewed at my blog: Babbling Books "God's truth is communal, given not merely so that the individual can live in right relationship to God, but so that the individual can live in right relationship with others." I had never heard of or read anything from Jen Wilkin before I decided to request this book, but I'm glad I went ahead with it as this has been an interesting read.This book was surprisingly short. I managed to blaze through it in hal...
  • NinaB
    2018-05-04
    In His Image is the companion/sequel book to Jen Wilkin’s None Like Him, one of my favorite reads last year. While None Like Him covered the attributes of God that are solely His (and applying them to ourselves results in sin), In His Image is all about His communicable characteristics: holy, loving, good, just, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful and wise. These are the traits we are to pursue after.As expected, Ms. Wilkin did not ...
  • Nicole
    2018-04-26
    I had the joy of reading "In His Image" by Jen Wilkin (available in paperback May 31st, available on Kindle now). Just a short commendation on the author: I would describe her writing as rich, simple, straight-forward, appropriately fun, relevant, relatable, not fluffy, and not watered-down. She has the gift of getting heavy, deep, important truths across in a way that won't make your brain explode. She organizes her thoughts and communicates in ...
  • Kelli
    2018-05-03
    4 StarsI really appreciate Jen Wilkin and her approach to scripture. I enjoy that this book is not of the typical self-help variety that is so often found in the Christian Non-Fiction world. Rather, it is one that constantly points us back to Christ. While Wilkin and I have a few different beliefs, she was extremely capable of helping me to see more of my sinful nature. The books opens by asserting that instead of asking God what His will is in o...
  • Courtney Huskisson
    2018-05-31
    This book is the companion book and the natural next step to Jen Wilkin's provious book "None Like Him." "None Like Him" explored 10 traits of God that are only unique to him, his incommunicable traits, and likewise caused the reader to take a look at the ways we are not like God and why that's a good thing. This companion book then looks at the communicable traits, things that God is wholly and perfectly, but we are able to reflect even if dimly...
  • Tessa
    2018-04-23
    Wilken's book came at such a needed time in my life, when I was questioning His will for various aspects of my life. Wilken rightly points out the way to know this is by knowing Him and pursing God's communicable attributes in our lives. "Without meaning to, we can begin to regard our relationship with God primarily as a means toward better decision-making. We can slip into a conception of God as a Dear Abby, a benevolent advice columnist who fie...
  • Michelle
    2018-04-21
    `In His Image` 10 Ways God Calls us to Reflect His Character by author Jen Wilkin is a Spiritual growth book for believers. Jen says most Christians are asking the wrong question, `What Should I Do`, instead they should ask, `Who Should I Be`? She says, `If we focus on our actions without addressing our hearts, we may end up merely as better behaved lovers of self.` (see introduction) In describing the four kinds of love the author mentions chara...
  • Rachel
    2018-05-09
    I’ve heard a lot about Jen Wilkin and her books on social media, so I was really excited when I saw this book was available on Crossway’s blogger program for review! (I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)This book is short— less than 200 pages— but it’s packed full of deep scriptural insight. You will learn so much. Jen Wilkin is straight forward and easy to understand. She doesn’t water down anything...
  • Suzanne Kane
    2018-04-21
    I received an advance review copy of this book from Netgalley and Crossway.Having been blessed by Jen Wilkins’ previous books I was excited to read her newest title and I was certainly not disappointed.The book outlines 10 communicable attributes of God (eg. Gracious, Merciful, Faithful) Truth and for each one explains how God is like this and how we in turn should seek to be like this.The book is engaging with personal stories but is rooted in...
  • Dorothy
    2018-04-23
    Jen Wilkin begins by urging readers to ask a different question: not "What does God want me to do?" but, "Who does God want me to be?" and has written a great Bible study on growing in God's image by describing ten of His attributes. Her ideas are backed by scripture. Her writing is clear, her points vivid, and her chapters concise. Each chapter concludes with a few questions that encourage the reader to apply the ideas to our lives; keeping a jo...
  • Jessie Young
    2018-05-09
    This is the best book I’ve read in a long time. The goal of the book is to know God and allow him to make us more like Him. Wilkin gently but firmly guides the reader to know more about Gods character and challenges us to desire to reflect that character. Very practical. The application side of the book is fabulous. Wilkin has such a great way of saying it like it is but in a loving way. EVERYTHING is backed by scripture. This is not fluff. It ...
  • Debbie
    2018-04-10
    "In His Image" is a Bible study on ten attributes of God that Christians are called to reflect. She talked about: holy, loving, good, just, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful, and wise. The author explored what it means to be holy, loving, etc., in a biblical sense--how God displays this attribute and how we can reflect this in our own lives. At the end of each chapter, she provided several Bible verses for meditation, questions for ...
  • Heather Persing
    2018-05-20
    ***I received a copy of this book from Crossway through Netgalley. All opinions are my own***Many of us have asked: What is God’s will for my life? What should I do? In her book, Jen Wilkin turns these questions around and asks: Who should I be? Using ten attributes of God, she shows how the Bible is actually very clear about the will of God for our lives. We should look more and more like the One who made us and formed us into His image. One o...
  • Michaela
    2018-05-12
    ExcellentI really enjoyed this book and found it very helpful. I used it each day in my quiet time and I feel that I have learnt a lot about God and about being more like Him. I have already found myself changing my behaviour because of the book and my reflections on my learning. I love the illustrations used, many of which resonated with me, and The authors writing style is easy to read, funny, but also challenging. I really liked the format of ...
  • Rhiannon Sacco
    2018-05-15
    This book was on my reading list for 2018 and I was excited when Netgalley had it available to read and review.In order to be like Christ, to be seen by others In His Image, we need to know what the character of God is like. I have heard each of this in relationship to God; Love, Mercy, Grace, Justice, and more. I tend to see them all separately but Jen Wilkin shows how they are all interdependent. We can show God through our lives if we pick and...
  • Megan Byrd
    2018-05-12
    In this book, we are reminded that, as image bearers of God, we are called to reflect characteristics of God. The book discusses ten in depth - holy, loving, just, good, merciful, patient, graceful, truthful, faithful, and wise - and encourages us with ways we can better reflect God to others. The end of each chapter has questions for reflection and a prayer prompt.I enjoyed reading more in depth on each of the ten qualities and receiving insight...
  • Kristy Berends
    2018-06-13
    Maybe because of where I am in my journey with Christ, this book struck a chord. I so easily become self focused and this book helped me return my attention to the attributes of God and how everything I do in life is through His Spirit and by His grace, not my own strength. It also was a strong and loving reminder of the lavishness and extravagance of all of God's characteristics and gifts.
  • Olive Swan
    2018-06-02
    A worthy follow up to None Like Him. I was ready to start highlighting and underlying on the first page all the way to the last.Why not five stars then?Two small inaccuracies about the number of times to forgive and who asked Jesus “What is Truth?”But otherwise the application is timely and insightful.