If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat has ratings John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you. “Failure does not shape you; the way you respond to failure shapes you.” ― John Ortberg Jr., If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat. If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat is a book written by John Ortberg that uses the New Testament account of Jesus walking.

Author: Vushakar Mikagul
Country: Spain
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Finance
Published (Last): 27 August 2011
Pages: 229
PDF File Size: 20.5 Mb
ePub File Size: 7.74 Mb
ISBN: 557-3-74619-756-3
Downloads: 67125
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Kazil

What’s Water-Walking?

It’s thrilling beyond belief. This session illustrates that when you pray while you’re waiting, your worry and anxiety go away as you turn to trusting in God.

It is a way we think about outcomes. What I don’t wqlk about this book is, because these are very good, thoughtful sermons, I feel I need more time to internalize the inspiration and challenges each chapter presents. Taking time to worship Him focuses us on His character, His omnipotence, His greatness. This is the kind of book that helps you look at yourself and your walk in life with a different perspective. The experience is terrifying. Published February 8th by Zondervan first published January 1st Maybe one chapter a week is better.

Not just explained as theory but practical steps. We ortbefg, first of all, according to Scripture, called to know God, to receive His love and mercy, and to be His children. In this session, you will learn how your faith and trust in God develops as you obey God and get out of the boat like Peter.

God has an inextinguishable habit of asking people to do things that are scary to them. Winner of the Christianity Today Book Award! We are called to work with God [another way to say this is that we are called of God to work in us and through us as we yield to His Holy Spirit]. It is the way true faith develops. It is the alternative to boredom and stagnation.


Everything hinged on whether he was focused wapk the Savior or on the storm. May 08, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: But the third was surprising: The concept is amazing and we are all enjoying it.

Sep 08, Tim Chavel rated it it was amazing. You are on a mission from God. This book uses the story of Peter walking on the water as a teaching example for how we all need to do daring things, stretch krtberg, try something new, put ourselves out of our comfort zone, in order to grow and allow the Lord to help us.

Others will come after you. The ninth chapter, on waiting, was fantastic and worth the effort of trudging through 3 and 4.

If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat Quotes

Even though the circumstances of my life are not turning out the way I want them to, and may never turn out the way I would choose, I am betting everything on You.

A life changing book.

A must read for anyone who needs a little inspiration and guidance in life. Highly recommended for those seeking to deepen their relationship with Christ and strengthen their faith. What has failure done for you? Aug 05, Heather rated it it was amazing.

If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat – Wikipedia

The worst failure is to never get out of the boat. Everything in life has risks, and the only true failure is being a “boa I loved this book, and it couldn’t have come at more perfect timing in my life! A car crash or a diving accident can paralyze a body, but the death of hope paralyzes the spirit. Especially if, like me, like feels like it’s squeezing in on you and you need to be reminded that you CAN do great things despite the circumstances.


Explain why you do or do not believe that God calls everyone who follows Him to step out in faith and do something extraordinary.

In this session, you will learn four indicators that reveal when God is calling you to take a step of faith and how they can help you know where God is leading you. I’m not sure if it was the high expectations, or the actual mediocre nature of the book, but i found it hard to read, and although there were section which encouraged or challenged, on the whole if felt more like a long slog than life changing. It reads like ten sermons in a series preached by the author, that are later transcribed into a book.

If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat – John Ortberg – Google Books

With each person God was going to call them to do something extraordinary. As a rule, the people whom we read about in Scripture who were called by God felt inadequate. I have never forgotten, nor do I think I ever will, remember one significant lesson I learned and that is the fact that the most common command in the Bible is “Do not Fear” and not just the command but what God means when he tell us as His children what He means when He tell us not to be afr This book is a great teacher on faith, what it is, what it wallk not, and John Ortberg is real about his own faith, and an author that is real about his own experiences is always one I wall with the most.

Using the story of Peter walking on the water to Jesus Ortberg teaches lots of practical godly lessons for johj today.