Book Review: In His Image by Jen Wilkin

In His Image

Sometimes we ask What is God’s will for my life? when we should really be asking Who should I be? The Bible has an answer: Be like the very image of God. By exploring ten characteristics of who God is — holy, loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful, and wise — In His Image helps us understand who God intends for us to be. In Jen Wilkin’s In His Image, we will discover how God’s own attributes impact how we live, leading to freedom and purpose as we follow his will and are conformed to his image.

Book Review: In His Image by Jen Wilkin

The first book I read from Jen Wilkin was Women of the Word, and I read that book twice in a row. Then came out None Like Him, and it immediately became on of my favorite books. The same happened with this one, In His Image. I was only a couple chapters into this book when I knew it would become a favorite of mine.

As I read In His Image, I took pages and pages of notes. Because this book? It holds so much wisdom on the character of God — and on us. There wasn’t that much time between reading None Like Him and In His Image — and I think that is a good way to read these two books. Because when we understand how we are different from God, we can better understand how we can be like God. And we understand who God intends for us to be. Which is exactly what Jen Wilkin unpacks for us here, beautifully. And I know I will be re-reading this one again and again, as there is so much to learn and to apply to my own life.

Jen Wilkin also provides space for own study in In His Image. Each chapter comes with references to Bible verses that speak on the attribute of God that is being discussed in the chapter. There are also questions to ponder upon and to reflect on, that help the reader to process all that has been discussed.

I recommend reading In His Image, no matter where you are in life. Though this book seems like one written for women, it is not that. Therefore I truly recommend for everyone to read this — and then get a copy for everyone you know. This book is golden, so full of wisdom and truth.

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I received a complementary copy of the book in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review. Rather, all opinions expressed here are my own.

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5 Comments

  1. I love Jen’s books as well. I’m looking forward to reading this one. I’m visiting from the ‘Literacy Musing Monday’ link-up.

  2. Thanks for sharing this review! I’ve heard good things about both this book and None Like Him so I enjoyed finding out some more about them. I’d definitely like to read them at some point.

  3. I’ve read and enjoyed Women of the Word and some of Jen’s guest blog posts here and there. I have these two books on hand but haven’t read them yet – but I am looking forward to doing so soon!