Michael Phillips is without a doubt one of my favorite authors of all time. Influenced by George MacDonald and C.S. Lewis, his books, both fiction and non-fiction, teach deep truths about the Fatherhood of God, discovering Truth, and learning to live like Christ. Make Me Like Jesus falls into the non-fiction category. It’s short, but packed with insight, a book to savor slowly. Phillips opens with a warning to potential readers that asking God to make one like Jesus is a dangerous prayer— that if they aren’t truly ready to pray it, they should wait to read the book.
Each chapter after that explores one of the prayers of Jesus, its impact on His earthly life, and what it means to those who follow in His footsteps, choosing to pray and act likewise. Phillips also includes his personal testimonies about experiences surrounding the use of these prayers. These help to make his points, further helping to bring God’s Truth to light.
I first read the book in 2005 and recently read it again. Both times I found it to be challenging and meaningful. I know I will read it yet again. If you're seeking what really matters in life and aren’t afraid to pray dangerous prayers, knowing God’s answers will ultimately make you more like Christ, I recommend this book to you. It’s worth your time.