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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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If you are reading the book by yourself, this provides a nice check-in to see what you took away from each chapter. I gave this book 5 stars for the lasting impact it had in my life. Previous Post Quote of the Week: Love and hurry are fundamentally incompatible. I also really appreciated that the book comes with a study guide.

I really enjoyed this book. Carson is the founder of Reasons for Ortbrrg and the co-editor of True Reason. I am disappointed not so much with the particular things I have done as with the aspects of who I have become. Ortberg is realistic in his ideas. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Ortberg is vulnerable about his flaws and failures. Thanks to John’s daughter, Mallory, who must be really sick of hearing about it, as it is just wonderful!

Perhaps more broadly, the book could have discussed at greater alwayys, or eanted a more focused way, some subjects which are often neglected in talk of spiritual disciplines: Sometimes we need to really slow This book is a good book for guidance in spiritual growth.

Some are put together better than others and some ideas may be fresher or more challenging to you personally, but there is plenty to like out of this book.

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A good book from Ortberg about many down to earth topics in a christian life. I am disappointed not so much with the particular things I have done as with the aspects of who I have become.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted- John Ortberg

For what it is worth, I think the book cover is terrible too. Read the book, chapter by chapter, week wanteed week in our small group. Apr 25, Ro rated it it was amazing Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The most important for me was the one on meditation and listening to God.

I just finished this a couple weeks ago and I am already looking forward to reading it again! If you are wanting to step up your spiritual game, this is the book for you. The fourth discipline is the practice of servanthood, especially secretive service, which forges humility into the life of the believer Ortberg, The truth is that the dangers to which we are most vulnerable are generally not the sudden, dramatic, obvious ones.

It’s practical and relatable.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted Quotes

Joy is his eternal destiny. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dec 26, John rated it it was amazing.

May 25, Pam rated it really liked it. The result is pride, comparison, wnated, and a lack of love…. I especially loved the chapter on the Dee Dah Day, related that story to multiple friends, and also kept asking myself the “Why? Oct 06, Ian rated it really liked it Shelves: Disciplinas espirituales para personas comunes.

I learned a lot from reading this. Paradigm shifting book I loved a couple of the paradigms he offers, particularly the paradigm that spiritual growth is about loving God more and loving people more. 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. In opposition to the paradigm of balance that compartmentalizes faith, the author supports a rhythm of life that extends from a well-ordered heart and results in love Ortberg, One of my favorite stories of the book is of Mabel, an eighty-nine year old woman in a convalescent hospital that smelled like stale urine, who was blind, nearly deaf, had cancer, a huge sore on her face, a constant drool, and few if any friends to visit her.

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View all 4 comments. I do find the title regrettable, however, in that it can be misleading unless you understand that “the life you’ve always wanted” is the life God planned for you. 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 yu we say we believe. A,ways writing seems very I gave this book 5 stars for the lasting impact it had in my life.

Jun 03, JP rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page. May 14, Donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: When I try to do something good, I am intensely aware of it.

Even with that I can’t say there wasn’t a chapter that I didn’t find anything worth liking or thinking over.