“What does it profit me to make the right choice if I’m still the wrong person?” ~In His Image
In His Image by Jen Wilkin: 4/5 Stars
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, loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful, and wise. This book calls readers to discover the freedom and purpose in becoming all that God made them to be.
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 preferred reading a chapter a day either in the morning or at night because it really helped me understand what I was reading.
I really loved that this book had verses at the end of each chapter along with some questions to help you reflect on what you just read. I decided to write down the questions and answer them in a journal of mine. I think it definitely made me think more about myself and my own actions.
A lot of the stuff talked about isn’t even things I put too much thought into. It was definitely eye-opening. It’s definitely inspired me to make some changes in my life and within myself.
“The first thing that comes to our minds when we think about God can sometimes be more heavily influenced by our background than by the Bible itself.”
As humans we aren’t perfect and I like that this book recognizes that, but encourages us to live more in the way God intended. For example being honest. This book talks about how we are kind of born into lying in a sense and that it’s not easy to be truthful and everyone slips up, but we need to make sure we put in the effort at least to make sure we follow God’s will for our lives.
This book, in my opinion, makes sure to show that despite how we need to live a more Godly life as Christians that God loves us even when we do mess up. Jen does a good job at letting the reader know that it won’t be easy and it’s not meant to be easy just because you’re a believer. I think that’s the biggest thing we forget. It’s very reassuring to know that it’s going to be hard, but you won’t be resented by God even when you do stumble and mess up. Jen also does a good job at making sure you look to God but also look deeper into yourself as you try to better your life. You need to be willing to make the serious effort as a believer.
It’s nice to be able to hear that it’s okay to not be perfect as a Christian, but still try to follow God’s will. For me this book was everything I needed to hear and I know for others it’s not what they want to hear, but I really liked this book and recommend it.
“Ultimately, every act of faithfulness toward others is an act of faithfulness toward God himself.”
I think Jen did a really good job with this book. It’s short but powerful. It’s also a very inspiring book for any Christians out there. I also thought Jen’s writing was very good. 🙂 She made it easy to understand and I also loved that she included some personal stories to help further explain some of her points.
This book made me look at some things in a different light and I found it to be very helpful. It made me realize how I do things or act and how I can change for the better. Even if I do certain things right it showed me that it can’t be an act and that it needs to be a lifestyle. If that makes sense haha.
I don’t want to say too much because I think others should read this book and see what they take away from it. So, just a short review today. 🙂
Overall, I recommend this book to any Christian. I also recommend this book to anyone who may struggle with their faith or get confused about what’s right and what’s wrong. This book also is good fr anyone who’s just curious haha.
I would definitely read more of Jen’s books. I love reading more about my faith and I really enjoyed this book of hers.