As we consider various aspect of God, we will divide them into two main categories, the nature of God and the character of God. Simply stated, the nature of God refers to aspects of His being that He did not choose to possess. For example, an eternal being did not choose to have no beginning. God did not choose to have a mind; He has always had a mind. He did not choose to have choice (a capacity of will). The list of natural attributes we will briefly consider are sovereignty, eternality, omniscience, spirituality, trinity, omnipotence, omnipresence and the personal attributes of mind, emotion and will.
The character of God refers to how God uses His natural attributes. We can consider these attributes as moral attributes. The one overarching word that describes His character is love. We will give considerable attention to this moral attribute. All other moral attributes are essentially attributes of love. The moral attributes we will briefly consider are holiness, righteousness, wisdom, mercy and faithfulness.
As we consider the nature and character of God, I will emphasize the idea that He created human beings in His image, to reflect His likeness. As we learn of Him, we gain insight into who He designed us to be. We will also emphasize that, having created us in His image, He yet remains supreme in all natural attributes and their proper use (character). It is also to be remembered that God is more like a cake than a brick wall. In regard to His natural attributes and moral character, He functions as diverse unity, not a batch of strictly independent, competing attributes (http://comprehensium.com/diverse-unity-session-1/).