Incomparable is comprised of 60 short chapters, each one a meditation on a name of God or aspect of God’s character. Each starts with a verse, followed by an explanation of the meaning, always kept interesting by the use of contemporary illustrations. The book is broken into four major sections: the being of God, the names of God, God in three persons and the attributes of God.
As you read this book, you can’t help wondering why no one thought of doing this before. It is brilliant for use as a daily devotional, and can also be a helpful starting point for small group discussions. Despite covering the same material that would be found in a typical systematic theology, the author manages to keep it from being dry and technical. His sense of humour and his love for God shine through in the way he writes.
Its format and style make it ideal for teenagers, or indeed anyone who can manage just 2 or 3 pages of reading a day. As I read each chapter I found myself provoked to worship. It also serves as a source of fresh ideas for those teaching on various aspects of God’s character.
Apparently the book has been so successful that a revised edition is already out. The original version can usually be picked up for under £5 which is an absolute bargain. Get one, read it, and give it away.