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View all 4 comments. Well worth your orrberg to read! Return to Book Page. God is the happiest being in the universe. 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.

Finally, the author suggests that reflecting on Scripture undermines double-mindedness waned then encourages individuals to bring an attitude of repentance with a laser-like focus on brief passages to assimilate the transformative effects of the Word Ortberg, It just sounded rather cliche.

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Specifically, Ortberg highlights the power of providing mundane service, allowing interruptions, and embracing weaknesses as effective pride killers. Jun 03, JP rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. When I am sad, to him I go, No other one can cheer me so. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ask hungry children in Somalia if they want to help you achieve balance, and you will discover that they were hoping lire something more from you.

And then Mabel began to sing an old hymn: This book is a good book for guidance in spiritual growth.


That said, many of t Another reviewer summed this book up beautifully by saying alwaus book has the highest good content to bad title ratio I’ve ever experienced. He serves as the Chair of the board for Creating Jobs. In the opening chapters Ortberg warns us against becoming inauthentic, weird, judgmental, worn out, superficial, and foolish.

Another reviewer summed this book up beautifully by saying ‘This book has the highest good content to bad title ratio I’ve ever experienced.

He takes a look at the challenges that we face daily and finds Scriptures that makes sense. It probably isn’t a life of wealth, power, and success. The inconsistency arises because orthodox theology suggests that the new wwanted status is a result of instantaneous regeneration Erickson, p.

Apr 25, Ro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Quotes from The Life You’ve A This is a great first book on spiritual disciplines. Each chapter will have some points for you to reflect on and look at our own life.

Perhaps johhn broadly, the book could have discussed at greater length, or in a more focused way, some subjects which are often neglected in talk of spiritual disciplines: 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. The truth is that the dangers to which we are most vulnerable are generally not the sudden, dramatic, obvious ones.

What Ortberg does is firmly, but in a light and easily teh form, place these disciplines in the context of being a Christ follower, with a selection of quotes and stories and ideas from his extensive knowledge of Christian faith and tthe.

One of my favorites was “the ministry of holding your tongue.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted- John Ortberg

Read the book, chapter by chapter, week after week in our small group. I think John Ortberg does a wonderful job of setting out the idea of spiritual formation and why it is an important aspect of life.


A perfect combination of practicality, humour and wisdom. 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.

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 ambiguity is bothersome and has enormous ramifications for grace and obedience.

I learned a lot from reading this. Next, the author introduces the discipline of slowing, which attenuates an unrelenting attempt to achieve more Ortberg, Sometimes we need to really slow down and consider a scripture reading alsays more detail and take time to see what we are meant to in the reading.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted Quotes

Dec 03, Alastair Mccollum rated it it was amazing. May 19, Danielle Duncan rated it it was amazing.

I do find the title regrettable, however, in that it can be misleading unless you understand aways “the life you’ve always wanted” is the life God planned for you. But do read it and put it into practice — preferably in the context of a small group at your church home.