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It took me longer to read as I found myself stopping to contemplate some of the material. Have become a big fan of John Ortberg style of communication richly interspersed with anecdotes, quotes, stories and take aways and his trade mark self-deprecating humor and humility. Subsequent to presenting the disciplines, Ortberg discusses a plan for integrating the practices into a life that endures.

For what it is worth, I think the book cover is terrible too. Quotes from The Life Youu A Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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

Facebook Twitter Email Print. Once the author establishes the purpose of the disciplines, an examination of eight practices commences. In the opening chapters Ortberg warns us against becoming inauthentic, weird, judgmental, worn out, superficial, and foolish. Ortberg has, once again, produced an absolute masterpiece.

As I started the book I admit that I went from being skeptical to really enjoying some of the early chapters. The choice needs to be forgiven. I’m glad I read Willard first because that gave me the theoretical and philosophical base to build on. The seventh discipline is the practice of secrecy that is instrumental in attacking approval addiction Ortberg, Kevin DeYoung on Fads in the Church. I learned a lot from reading this.


He serves as the Chair of the board for Creating Jobs. Aug 15, Ed Wojniak rated it liked it Shelves: Hardcoverpages.

Books by John Ortberg. This is a great book. However, Ortberg’s also a realistic that disciplines are like any endeavour, there are seasons we do certain things and other seasons when we do different things.

The most important for me was the one on meditation and listening to God. Pride destroys our capacity to love.

This is a great first book on spiritual disciplines. The ambiguity is bothersome and has jon ramifications for grace and obedience. Dec 11, Deborah rated it it was amazing.

The result is pride, comparison, judgmentalism, and a lack of love…. Oct 15, Valerie rated it liked it. I just ortbwrg this a couple weeks ago and I am already I think I could read this book every 6 months and learn something new from it.

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Gracious and Encouraging None of us are satisfied with our Walk. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Put him in a lethal environment suddenly, and he will escape.

For instance, though Ortberg is often on the mark with his cultural references, some of them have already become rather dated.


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

I just finished this a couple weeks ago and I am already looking forward to reading it again! Ortberg does not clearly distinguish or relate the instantaneous new creature status of regeneration with the ongoing sanctification, which may cause confusion.

May 09, Jeffey Snell rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Best book on living the spiritual disciplines every day. Understanding how God changes lives. Many hail this book as the classic on the topic. Mar 05, Ben Goller rated it liked it. Sorry, Ortberg, for getting you confused with Osteen, because I was totally wrong — this is a book about spiritual disciplines written in a way that is very accessible, down-to-earth and practical.

Ortberg suggests the achievement trap reveals itself in multi-tasking, clutter, superficiality, and fatigue, and then suggests the solution is solitude. One of my favorites was “the ministry of holding your tongue. 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.

Finally, although Ortberg recognizes that challenges attempt to derail growth, he also observes that tests and trials often support the spiritual growth process.