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In the opening chapters Ortberg warns us against becoming inauthentic, weird, judgmental, worn out, superficial, and foolish. No trivia or quizzes yet. Dec 11, Deborah rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed this book. This is a great first book on spiritual disciplines.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People

Of liff, his ideas are also very helpful. The inconsistency arises because orthodox theology suggests that the new creature status is a result of instantaneous regeneration Erickson, p.

Go on a spiritual retreat: Ortberg is so good at outlining specific steps for a better Christian walk. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He is very honest about his own shortcomings, but yet still seeks to drive the reader to the higher purpose of living our lives like we should if we really do believe what we say we believe.

That is something I struggle with and an area I hope awlays improve on. I’m sure I’ll be reading this one again. They’re a bit orrtberg of order in the separate “participant’s guide” and in our study, and I’d like to know a bit more about how Ortberg picked those 8.


The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg – A Book Review

Pride moves us to judge rather than to serve. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently—training with the spiritual disciplines.

He serves as the Chair of the thd for Creating Jobs. May 14, Donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Pride means not only that we want to be smarter and wealthier than those around us. And that is just another way of saying I am killing myself. If this book were a motivational poster, the font would be Papyrus. Aug 16, Jason Kanz rated it it was amazing Shelves: These are all moments when I am not likely to be fully present, not to be aware of the voice and purpose of God.

Mar 05, Ben Goller rated it liked it. The fruit of the Ortbert, peace, kindness, etc. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. It’s a life of fulfillment, living the destiny He created you for.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted- John Ortberg

I start to compare my effort with their sloth. I think John Ortberg does a wonderful job of setting out the idea of spiritual formation and why it is an important aspect of life. But do read it and put it into practice — preferably in the context of a small group at your church home. He is my strength from day to day, Without him I would fall. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. That said, many of t Another reviewer summed this book up beautifully by saying ‘This book has the highest good content to bad title ratio I’ve ever experienced.


If you really want to dig deep into the topic, consider reading “Celebration of Discipline: Ask hungry children in Somalia if they want to help you achieve balance, and you will discover that they were hoping for something more from you. John’s writing seems very light at times, but there is always so much in it that sticks with you or comes back later when you need it.

Sometimes we need to really slow down and consider a scripture reading in more detail and take time to see what we are meant to in the reading. This book is a good book for guidance in spiritual growth. Understanding how God changes lives. This made it very easy to organize discussions around the book in a small group format I initially read this book with a student group.

The author also adds a touch of humor periodically, which makes the book more enjoyable. Specifically, Ortberg highlights the power of providing mundane service, allowing interruptions, and embracing weaknesses as effective pride killers.

It lacks the call to sacrifice and self-denial — the wild, risky, costly, adventurous abandon of following Jesus.

One of my favorites was “the ministry of holding your tongue. Return to Book Page.

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