Published on May 11, 2018 by Joshua R Monroe

Crossway, 2018 | 176 pages

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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—this book helps us understand who God intends for us to be. Through Christ, the perfect reflection of the image of God, 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.

Demystify the question of God’s will for your life. This short, personable book addresses serious questions about identity and purpose with vibrant and engaging applications of what it means to be created in the image of God. For men and women, the solution to our stress and decision-making overload isn’t looking further inward, but to our perfection in Christ.



  • Written by the best-selling author of Women of the Word, which has sold more than 150,000 copies since publication in 2014.
  • Each chapter includes verses for meditation and questions for reflection.
  • Written as a follow-up to None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing)


About the Author

Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. During her seventeen years of teaching, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas.


Praise for IN HIS IMAGE

Trevin Wax, Bible and Reference Publisher, LifeWay Christian Resources; author, This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel:

In His Image is an invitation to become like the God we worship, to see his characteristics become true of us, the people he has created and redeemed. Jen Wilkin’s work provides a solid and accessible overview of a crucial part of Christian theology. Any believer who reads this book will benefit from its truth.

Stephen Altrogge, author, Untamable God; Creator, The Blazing Center:

I have one big problem with this book: people will assume it’s only for women. This couldn’t be further from the truth! God has given Jen Wilkin the gift of making big truths easily understandable, which is great news for a person of average intelligence like myself. All who desire to increase their knowledge of and passion for God should read this book. All who desire to grow in holiness and be conformed to the image of God need to add this to their library. I highly recommend it.

J. D. Greear, Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; author, Not God Enough and Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart:

A. W. Tozer famously said that what we think about God is the most important and most formative thing about us. Jen Wilkin shows us how the best answers to what we should do are found in what we become, and what we become is determined by our view of God. There is no more important subject matter, and few authors are as capable at communicating such deep truth in simple, engaging ways as Jen Wilkin is.

Sam Allberry, Apologist, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries; Editor, The Gospel Coalition; author, Is God Anti-Gay? and Why Bother with Church?:

In His Image is packed full of theological insight, pastoral wisdom, real-life application, and plenty of self-deprecation. Along with its predecessor, None Like Him, it is essential reading for understanding what God is like and what it looks like for us to live in light of that.

Emily Jensen, Cofounder, Risen Motherhood; Cohost, Risen Motherhood podcast:

This book is for everyone who stresses over her decisions, constantly wondering whether or not she’s in God’s will. Jen Wilkin graciously turns these questions upside down by encouraging us to know and behold the character of God, allowing that to inform and transform our actions as image bearers. In His Image presents a biblical and practical explanation of God’s communicable attributes that anyone can grasp, enjoy, and apply!

Trillia Newbell, author, God’s Very Good IdeaEnjoy; and United:

Who should I be? This is a question many of us don’t explore, at least not that explicitly, and yet the answer to this question is essential to everything about us as Christians. Jen Wilkin helps answer this question in her outstanding book In His Image. Wilkin takes us through God’s communicable attributes, teaching us how we can reflect our Creator God. Her careful study of God’s Word and theology makes In His Image a must-read.


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In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character, by Jen Wilkin

Crossway, 2018 | 176 pages

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