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...


Details In His Image

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

  • 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
  • Stefanie Sugia
    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...
  • Binsy
    2018-10-11
    This is my second book by Jen Wilkins. Love what she writes . Sound theology . Not just for women but equally profitable to men too.
  • Becky Van Daniker
    2019-02-08
    This is one I would highly recommend. Full review coming soon.
  • Cara Putman
    2018-06-07
    This book is fantastic. Highly recommend!
  • Bethany
    2018-11-25
    I loved this just as much as I loved Wilkin's None Like Him. This book is chock-full of things to highlight, truths from the Bible about God's character and how we are called to be like him, since we are created "in His image." This book is full of good theology, not generalizations that can allow us to cut corners in our own character. And Wilkin doesn't mince words; while this book is not a heavy read, every word matters (I think that's good wr...
  • 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...
  • Jeanie
    2018-06-27
    A better question for the Christian wanting to know God's will for his/her life, is not what should I do but who should I be? We are bombarded with what should we do. From our anxieties and fears to our hopes and dreams, we can get our hearts and minds in tizzy when it comes to knowing what God's will is for our life. Knowing God's will comes to not what we can do but who we are. Our example is of Christ on who we can be. Jen Wilkin is one of my ...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Natalie Herr
    2019-01-24
    Really appreciated this book as a way to come alongside believers as they grow in Christlikeness. I recommend if you struggle with discernment or wonder what God’s will for your life is- especially loved the last chapter on Wisdom. Enjoyed the discussion of the relationship between justice, grace and mercy, as well.
  • Sarah
    2018-08-05
    Jen Wilkin does it again. One of my favorite Christians to follow because she doesn’t make things fluffy and encourages women to use their minds. This book is practical, gospel-centered, and incredibly applicable.
  • Lena
    2018-11-07
    Jen Wilkin once said something along the lines of, “Ladies, if you aren’t happy with the Christian books aimed at you, write something better.” Her statement impacted me, because I can tell she lives by it.In an age when finding serious female theologians (who teach Scripture just as it is, without focus on all the emotional buzz words and fluffy culture trends) is rare, Jen Wilkin is filling in the gaps. She teaches Truth boldly, kindly an...
  • Kristin
    2018-09-28
    Jen Wilkin does such a good job of writing deep, spiritual truths in a way that is easy to understand and pleasant without losing its impact. I'll be returning to it again!
  • Laura
    2019-01-04
    Jen Wilkin does it again. What a book. This woman is full of biblical wisdom! I found this book encouraging, challenging and enlightening. Wilkin encourages the reader to focus on the character of God by breaking it into 10 aspects (Holy, loving, good, just, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful and wise) how God embodies them and then why we should aim for them as well. One of my favourite parts of this book is that at the end of each ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Loraena
    2018-12-10
    There is nothing self-indulgent about Jen’s writing - it isn’t flowery or verbose and she doesn’t write like a blogger (thank you)! She takes her work seriously and expects the reader to do the same and there is such humility in that. I find it refreshing. I truly wish we had more books like this: short, concise, accessible, relevant, but solid & meaty theology - and written by women. Oddly enough, they seem hard to come by. I am on a missi...
  • Hanna Lee
    2018-12-04
    Usually the longer I spend on a book the less I like it, however, The extended amount of time spent on this book is not a reflection of its goodness/lack there of. As with her last book I read (women of the word), Jen Wilkin clearly conveys biblical truth in a way that is both concise/easy to understand and scriptural rich. This book is perfect for personal study or group discussion with verses and questions for meditation after each chapter. Eac...
  • Holly Wood
    2018-12-29
    This is my first read of Wilkin’s, though I’ve been an admirer for awhile. Her knowledge and love for scripture is evident in her writing, and her book challenges believers to not focus on “what they should do” to fulfill the will of God, but rather “who they should be.” This notion has challenged, and is challenging me in my faith. If you want scriptural basis for what sanctification looks like with challenging questions to help you ...
  • Heather
    2019-02-17
    This was just the right book for me at this time in my life. Each chapter is about an aspect of God's character. The questions at the end of each chapter were thought provoking and I liked how she asked us to write out a prayer. I will read this again.
  • Amanda Rose
    2019-01-31
    Jen Wilkin manages to begin this book with some very impactful words:“It’s a uniquely Christin musing, the question of God’s will. Those who have never called on the name of Jesus Christ are not the least concerned with discovering its answer. It reveals a believer’s awareness that, to be a follower of Christ, not every option is open to me: whatever the way forward, it is not wide but narrow. God has a will for my life, and based on my u...
  • Emily Schoeffler
    2018-08-03
    great way to dive deep into God’s character & how we are being transformed to reflect His image!
  • 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).
  • Ana Ávila
    2019-01-20
    4.5/5 Great book! Very helpful for anyone who wants to meditate on the will of God for our lives: to be transformed in His image. I enjoyed it, specially the chapter on wisdom.
  • Alyssa Cottrell
    2018-08-12
    I had to actively refrain from underlining the entire book. I’m so thankful for Jen Wilkin.
  • Heather
    2018-09-24
    Another great book by Jen Wilkin! Her writing is succinct and slices deep and true. I highlighted my copy like crazy. A lot of good nuggets here!
  • Lisa Brantly
    2018-11-17
    3.5 rounded up because much better than None Like Him. Wonder what would happen if there was a book combining the 2 ideas... A what we should Vs what we do... Could be interesting.
  • Whitney Jacobs
    2019-01-10
    This was one of the best books I have ever read. It challenges your view of who God is and how you should live based on that understanding. Excellent!
  • Tzigane Monda
    2018-08-02
    Jen Wilkin is such an amazing author! Her books have helped countless women realize that they can study theology and that they don't have to be satisfied with fluff Bible studies aimed at making women feel good about themselves. In His Image, along with None Like Him and Women of the Word, is a game changer. There are a lot of great thoughts in here; so much could be underlined or highlighted!"Sometimes we ask What is God’s will for my life? wh...