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The Life You’ve Always Wanted Quotes by John Ortberg

The title alone was just enough to put me off. 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. Ortberg sells the disciplines to the everyman.

It is completely filled with all kinds of GREAT information on how to improve the joy-factor in your life. Ortberg identifies guidance from the Holy Spirit as the sixth discipline. We need to celebrate life and slow down if we are to enter fully into the kingdom of Ortbsrg.

I just finished 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. 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, Our church is using this book as a focus for Lent this year.

One of the hardest things in the world is to stop being the prodigal son without turning into the elder brother. Finally, although Ortberg recognizes that challenges attempt to derail growth, he also observes that tests and trials often support the spiritual growth process.

One of my favorite stories ilfe the book is of Mabel, an eighty-nine year old woman in a convalescent hospital that smelled like stale urine, who was blind, teh deaf, had cancer, a huge sore on her face, a constant drool, and few if any friends to visit her. He covers 9 of the disciplines, some of the more obvious, like prayer, solitude and Bible reading but also some less discussed like celebration and suffering.


May 14, Donna rated it johh was amazing Shelves: If you want to change, Ortberg has made the path as clear as possible. I appreciate the focus on “training” instead of “trying” to become more like Christ. This is a book about the ancient spiritual disciplines of the Christian tradition. 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. Apr 25, Ro rated it it was amazing Shelves: John’s writing seems very I gave this book 5 stars for the lasting impact it had in my life.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted Quotes

We want to microwave maturity. It took lire 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. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Ortberg writes a very practical approach to living the Christian life. I like Ortberg’s practical style and his suggestions for how to incorporate these disciplines in our life. I’m sure I’ll be reading this one again. When I first approached this book, I’ll admit I was skeptical.

I was debating making a major life change, one that would allow more time for God and others in my life, and this book was a perfect thing to read slowly and thoughtfully during that process.

The inconsistency arises because orthodox theology suggests that the new creature alwaays is a result of instantaneous regeneration Erickson, p. I’m glad I read Willard first because that gave me the theoretical and philosophical base to build thf. But we do know this: When I am sad, to him I go, No other one can cheer me so. Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People.

The ambiguity is bothersome and has enormous ramifications for orberg and obedience.


The seventh ortbberg is the practice of secrecy that is instrumental in attacking approval addiction Ortberg, Letters and papers from prison. The book is not primarily informational; it also focuses on application. So overall, if you’re looking for a book that takes a rather grounded view of spiritual formation this is a good choice. I have also introduced several things into my daily habits that have improved the relationships that matter the most to me. This book is among the best discipleship books out there.

In order to become more Odtberg we have to adopt a notion of “training” so that we develop good habits in using spiritual disciplines throughout our days.

Quotes wanred The Life You’ve A Pride means not only that we want to be smarter and wealthier than those around us.

I am disappointed not so much with the particular things I have done as with the aspects of who I have become. Ortberg does not zlways distinguish or relate the instantaneous new creature status of regeneration with the ongoing sanctification, which may cause confusion. Then I tend to think they should: I especially loved the chapter on the Dee Dah Day, related that story to multiple friends, and also kept asking myself the “Why?

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The greedy and the gluttonous may still be capable of at least a certain kind of love, but pride is a form of antilove. Sure some chapters are better than others, there are stories that fall a little short, the analogy of the Power Rangers “it’s morphin’ time” he bookends the book with may seem a bit dated, but then again there was a new movie recently so maybe not. When I am qanted He makes me glad. Some of Ortberg’s other chapters were okay, and some I didn’t really enjoy too much.

But the quote would be rooted in Scripture and kind of thoughtful.