Like Him by Julia Stevens is a powerful Christian nonfiction book that will aid your walk of faith. It is full of scripture, poems, prayers, sound biblical advice and the author’s personal experiences.
Julia Stevens writes in a very personable way, making Like Him accessible for all. She explains some of the biblical happenings and backgrounds. I particularly liked the meanings of names including those of Jesus.
We learn about the heart of God. “Our Father… cares about the little things that matter so much to us all.” Nothing is too small for the concern of God. If it matters to us, it matters to Him.
God desires us to come to Him, rest in Him and learn from Him. We are to live in faith and love which will push fear aside. We can all come to God just as we are because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. “You are qualified through the Cross of Jesus.” We merely need to say yes to God because Jesus has already paid for our sins on the cross.
When we know God, our bodies become His temples. “We are a sanctuary for Him to inhabit.” As such, we need to be aware of what we put into our bodies and how we treat them.
We need to feed daily on His word. “Daily connection, prayer and worship is a key to being a habitation of the Lord.” As we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. It is all about relationship.
Prayer is our communication with God. We must be sure to listen and not just to speak. Relationship with anyone, and especially God, should be a dialogue and not a monologue.
Julia Stevens shares her testimony in chapter twelve as well as her experiences throughout. There are times when God speaks through visions as well as when He speaks to her heart.
Like Him was a really powerful book. It is perfect for individual study or for connect groups to work through together. This book has the power to aid your walk with God, to help you draw closer to the heart of the Father.
I received a free copy. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
About The Book
Like Him is full of inspiration, prayers, poems, encouragement and spiritual experiences to help you seek His kingdom first. This warm and loving book is a devotional of exploration into identity.
It is also a teaching book, which searches for the deep mysteries in His Word; it enables us to seek His face in order to learn how to be more like Him.
You are a sanctuary, lit with His menorah from the throne in the heavenlies. You are a branch grafted into His Tree of Life. You are a betrothed soldier of The King; you are a House of Prayer. . . . ‘I wrote this book for you as an encouragement – to remind you who you really are; to give insight and revelation; to enable you better to live in the revelation that the more you know God, the more you know yourself. You and I are on a journey of finding our true identity.’
About The Author
You will find Julia Stevens up to something creative most days, whether it is making glass mosaics, singing with a harp or writing a line on the blog: firstname.lastname@example.org Julia has a degree in creative writing from Chichester University; she and her husband run a small business, have two young adult children and are part of their local church family
‘I was really impacted by the chapter called Ruling and Reigning in His Love, things opened up to me which were life changing and a delight.’ John Larkin
Knowing who He is, is to know who you are You are His to know, growing into His likeness. Find your place in Him, place your trust in Him Stake your life on Him, be more Like Him ‘May our Father in heaven give you the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation so that you may know Him better.’ Ephesians 1:17