The Life You've Always Wanted, Expanded Edition   -     By: John Ortberg
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The Life You've Always Wanted, Expanded Edition

Zondervan / 2002 / Hardcover

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The heart of Christianity is transformation---a relationship with God that impacts not just our "spiritual lives," but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls you back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity---God's power to bring change and growth---and reveals both the how and why of transformation.

With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You've Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It's a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey---Jesus Christ.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8.75 X 6.0 (inches)
ISBN: 0310246954
ISBN-13: 9780310246954
Availability: In Stock

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You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are. An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questions The heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation. With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You’ve Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey—Jesus Christ. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently—training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc.—are the signposts along the way. Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You’ve Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living—a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.

Author Bio

John Ortberg is senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of Who is this Man, The Life You've Always Wanted and If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. John and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children.  

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  1. Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great for group study
    September 17, 2012
    Lang
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I lead a Bible study group (lay leader) and we have used a number of different books as part of our discussion group. We chose this book specifically because of a previous book by the same author "(If You Want To Walk On Water, You Have To Get Out Of The Boat"). John Ortberg writes a stimulating narrative that is a great catalyst for discussion. He challenges you to broaden your Christian perspective.
  2. New Mexico
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great book!
    March 22, 2012
    George
    New Mexico
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    A very enjoyable and easy read on spiritual disciplines for ordinary people.
  3. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    Awesome book.
    September 28, 2011
    Allison
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 2
    Love the book, but the quality of the physical book is very cheap.
  4. Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    many gems of wisdom mined from scripture
    June 14, 2011
    brother george
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Life You've Always Wanted, Large Print.
    The Life You've Always Wanted

    by john Ortberg

    Publisher Thorndike Press (large print) 2006

    ISBN-13: 978-1-59415-083-8 / Christian Growth

    The author asks, are you missing the life that you were appointed by God to live ? Are you having the life you always wanted or are you in need of a life that is worth living ? By giving God the best time of your life, you could have the life you have always wanted.

    What is keeping you from growing closer to Christ and having a joyful life ? john Ortberg reveals the Christian life is about more than being forgiven and more than getting to heaven. The goal of this book is to help you grow spiritually and become much closer to God.

    Ortberg shares many gems of wisdom mined from scripture, other Christian writings, stories his friends relate to him, and his own personal experiences. This author sometimes bends a few words or a phrase as a liberty of a writer to maintain the readers attention.

    God's purpose in guidance is not to get us to perform the right actions. His purpose is to help us become the right kind of people. Guidance only comes to those who have made the decision to be guided. Each of your thoughts will take you further from God or closer towards God. You have the choice of who will lead your thoughts and which direction you will travel. Knowing scripture is very good, however the knowing of the spirit frees us from the desire to sin. You must arrange your life so that sin no longer looks good to you.

    Ortberg likens the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly to the transformation by renewal of your mind. Understanding the difference between training and merely trying is the key to the transformation in every aspect of life. Spiritual growth is not a matter of trying harder, but of training wisely. This author uses the example of a marathon runner training consistently to strengthen his endurance for the long run. As we need to practice our spiritual disciplines consistently as exercises to strengthen our endurance for our life long run.

    Ortberg refers to the story of Snow White; Each of us have tasted the forbidden fruit, We all have fallen under the curse. But the Prince comes to free us from the curse and when that happens; "Sleeper, awake rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." If you do not have God in the central role of your life, then you have refused to "let God be God"

    The kind of servant hood Jesus calls us to; is helping others for our own sake. The true indicator of spiritual well-being is growth in the ability to love God and people. A act of service to another demonstrates that you value them. The Life you've always wanted is a life of humility.
  5. Gender: female
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    Spiritual Disciplines for everyone!
    January 18, 2011
    Debbie
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
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    Best book I've read on the subject.

    I'm giving it out as gifts now!
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