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Mar 12, Angela rated it it was amazing. Jesus said that the essence of spiritual life is to love God and to love people.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted- John Ortberg

John’s writing seems very I gave this book 5 stars for the lasting impact it had in my life. If you really want to dig deep into the topic, consider reading “Celebration of Discipline: Want to Read saving….

I am disappointed not so much with the particular things I have done as with the aspects of who I have become. In order to become more Christ-like we have to adopt a notion of “training” so that we develop good habits in using spiritual disciplines throughout our days.

I have a nagging sense that all is not as it should be. Any activity that can help me gain power to live life as Jesus taught and modeled it.


They’re a bit out of order in the separate “participant’s guide” and Our church is using this book as a focus for Lent this year. Ask hungry children in Somalia if they want to help you achieve balance, and you will discover that they were hoping for something more from you.

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I enjoy the insights he has as well as the way he relates a story, and so look forward to learning from this book. Jun 27, Brent Hudson rated it it was amazing.

Specifically, Ortberg highlights the power of providing mundane service, allowing interruptions, and embracing weaknesses as effective pride killers. Dec 03, Alastair Mccollum rated it it was amazing. And he tells amazing, memorable stories. If you want to change, Ortberg has made the path as clear as possible. Pride is essentially comparative in nature. Spiritual disciplines for ordinary people, published by Zondervan inis a contemporary exploration of the spiritual disciplines.

Dec 17, Lauren rated it it was amazing. It probably isn’t a life of wealth, power, and success. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. So overall, if you’re looking for a book that takes a rather grounded view of spiritual formation this is a good choice.

Instead it is about the idea of spiritual formation, becoming more like Christ, particularly through the practice of spiritual disciplines. Once the author establishes the purpose of the disciplines, an examination of eight practices commences.


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

The title may seem a bit cliche and a bit of an advertising ploy, but the ideas inside are fairly good. May 14, Donna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Here are some ideas to get lfe started. Ortberg has, once again, produced an absolute masterpiece. Ortberg is realistic in his ideas.

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Accordingly, Ortberg warns of outward and inauthentic change, which includes image management, judgment, legalism, and superficiality. I have also introduced several things into my daily habits that rotberg improved the relationships that matter the most to me. Even with that I can’t say there wasn’t a chapter that I didn’t find anything worth liking or thinking over.

Love always takes time, and time is the one thing hurried people don’t have. The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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