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The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines For Ordinary People ( Walker Large Print Books) [John Ortberg] on *FREE* shipping on. The Life You’ve Always Wanted has ratings and reviews. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to. 52 quotes from The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People: ‘I am disappointed with myself. I am disappointed not so much wi.

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However, Ortberg’s also a wanfed that disciplines are like any endeavour, there are seasons we do certain things and other seasons when we do different things. Nov 04, Cynthia rated it really liked it. Our church is using this book as a focus for Lent this year. The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc. I am disappointed not so much with the particular things I have done as with the aspects of who I have become. The ambiguity is bothersome and has enormous ramifications for grace and wznted.

Mar 05, Ben Goller rated it liked it.

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

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. I gave this book 5 stars for the lasting impact it had in my life.

Here are some quotes I liked: Dec 17, Lauren rated it it was amazing. I youu a nagging sense that all is not as it should be. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. What Ortberg does is firmly, but in a light and easily digestible form, place these disciplines in the context of being a Christ follower, with a selection of quotes and stories and ideas from his extensive knowledge of Christian faith and watned.

Apr 25, Ro rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had read yyou of the others, but did not read this until I found I was struggling with some of the issues he highlights so well here. Ortberg writes a very practical approach to living the Christian life. The Life You’ve Always Wanted: It took me longer to read as I found myself stopping to contemplate some of the material.


Oct 10, Frans Karlsson rated it really liked it Shelves: Ortberg is realistic in his ideas. 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. It is completely filled with all kinds of GREAT information on how to improve the joy-factor in your life. Quotes from The Life You’ve A Alway disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves.

Another reviewer summed this hte up beautifully by saying ‘This book has the highest good content to bad title ratio I’ve ever experienced. The title alone was just enough to put me off.

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Adding on to my previous thoughts now that I have finished reading this book – I do love John Ortberg. Every Christian should seek this book out and read it cover to cover; it has a message all people of the Way need to hear!

Then I tend to think they should: A book that gives you steps to be fulfilled in life in a rather shallow kind of way.

Mar 12, Angela rated it it was amazing. Next, the author introduces the discipline of slowing, which attenuates an unrelenting attempt to achieve more Ortberg, Pride moves us to bow down before a mirror rather than before God. Published September 29th by Zondervan first published It is a book that is looking to have you become fulfilled in life, but it isn’t looking at it in an entirely shallow way. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This book lovingly and graciously encourages believers to grow in their faith. These are all moments when I am not likely to be fully present, not to be aware of the voice and purpose of God. Ortberg identifies guidance from the Holy Spirit as the sixth discipline.

It took me longer than I would have liked to get through this book, but all in all it was a really good, thought-provo I loved John Ortberg’s book “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat”, so I am really looking forward to this text on spiritual disciplines. Chapters focus johhn keeping up these disciplines in the long run. View all 4 comments.


The result is pride, comparison, judgmentalism, and a lack of love…. But do read it and put it into practice — preferably in the context of a small group at your church home. This book is among the best discipleship lif out there.

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

Best dicipleship book out there! My least favorite was probably the chapter called “The Undivided Life” because he seems wznted develop it out of a quote from the movie City Slickers that “the secret of life is pursuing one thing. I had read this book before but enjoyed it even better the second time around. He does a good job of saying the focus of our faith should be on becoming more like Jesus and not necessarily the boundaries that we often place around faith.

Apr 12, Steven rated it it was amazing. Perhaps what I enjoyed the most about this book were the opening chapters that discussed the importance of transformation, the need to incorporate disciplines into our daily life if we are to be transformed and the difference between training and trying. A lot of the principles overlap with those presented in Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline but in a style that may be less intimidating, with everyday examples that I think most people can relate to.

May 25, Pam wanteed it really liked it. Return to Book Page.