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I also enjoyed a good number of the chapters on the disciplines that he covers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The most important for me was the one on meditation and listening to God.

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. The author also adds a touch of humor periodically, which makes the book more enjoyable. Books by John Ortberg. Finally, the author suggests that reflecting on Scripture undermines double-mindedness and 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, May 09, Jeffey Snell rated it it was amazing.

Refresh and try again. I start to compare my effort with their sloth. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

Even with that I can’t say there wasn’t a chapter that I didn’t find anything worth liking or thinking over. I do find the title wanteed, however, in that it can be misleading unless you understand that “the life you’ve always wanted” is the life God planned for you. But introduce the danger gradually, and he will never notice.


When I am sad He makes me glad. Oct 10, Frans Karlsson rated it really liked it Shelves: In this book, Ortberg takes some of the disciplines and shares them in a more approachable and implementable manner using his unique down-to-earth style.

It’s a thf of fulfillment, living the destiny He created you for. Return to Book Page. It probably isn’t a life of wealth, power, and success.

Ortberg has, once again, produced an absolute masterpiece. Chapters focus on Why, and How, we should “morph”. Open Preview See a Problem? However, Ortberg’s also ortberh realistic that disciplines are like any endeavour, there are seasons we do certain things and other seasons when we do different things.

Oct 15, Valerie rated it liked it.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg – A Book Review

Aug 16, Jason Kanz rated it it was amazing Shelves: The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. 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.

He does a good job of saying the focus of our faith should be ortbert becoming more like Jesus and not necessarily the boundaries that we often place around faith. In the opening chapters Ortberg warns us against becoming inauthentic, weird, judgmental, worn out, superficial, and foolish. Subsequent to presenting the disciplines, Ortberg discusses a plan for integrating the practices into a life that endures.

What Ortberg does is firmly, but in a light and easily digestible 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 history.

Accordingly, Ortberg warns of outward and inauthentic change, which includes image management, judgment, legalism, and superficiality.

Any activity that can help me gain power to live life oryberg Jesus taught and modeled it.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This book is a good book for guidance in spiritual growth. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It took me longer than I would have liked to get through this book, but all in all it was a really good, thought-provoking read. They’re a bit out of order in the separate “participant’s guide” and in our study, and I’d like to know a bit more about how Ortberg picked those 8.

This is a great first book on spiritual disciplines. I wish more books on spiritual life were as accessible as his! Apr 25, Ro rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just finished this a couple weeks ago and I am already looking forward to reading it again!

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

For what it is worth, I think the book cover is terrible too. Mar 18, Caitlin rated it really liked it. Many hail this book as the classic on the topic. I appreciate the focus on “training” instead of “trying” to become more like Christ. I enjoyed it and I would recommend it, but there is enough to keep it from being one of my favorite books. When I first approached this book, I’ll admit I was skeptical.

View all 4 comments. Put him in a lethal environment suddenly, and he will escape. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Here are some quotes I liked: History belongs to the intercessors. Chapters focus on keeping up these disciplines in the long run.