The Life You've Always Wanted Participant's Guide: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People  -     By: John Ortberg
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The Life You've Always Wanted Participant's Guide: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People

Zondervan / 2004 / Paperback

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In The Life You've Always Wanted John Ortberg taught us how simple spiritual disciplines can help us move beyond superficial Christianity to a life of dedicated discipleship. Now, with the Life You've Always Wanted Participant's Guide, which can be used with or without the excellent Video/DVD Curriculum, he has provided a resource that will help us embark on the road of discipleship together. The Participant's Guide is filled with intriguing insights, provocative questions and practical applications that will challenge our communities to set superficial Christianity aside so that we can live the life of dedicated disciples.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0310255880
ISBN-13: 9780310255888
UPC: 025986255886
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Publisher's Description

In the six-session small group bible study, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, John Ortberg guides you and your group through the spiritual disciplines and teaches you how they can transform your spiritual life.

What does true spiritual life really look like? And what keeps you from living it? What can you do to pursue it?

If you’re tired of the status quo – if you suspect there’s more to Christianity than what you’ve experienced – John Ortberg invites you to join him on a road to transformation and spiritual vigor that anyone can take.

Cultivate new intimacy and confidence in prayer. Discover the freedom of secrecy. Taste the benefits of slowing life’s frenetic pace. Learn how to be guided by the Holy Spirit…and much more.

As in a marathon, the secret lied not in trying hard, but in training consistently. Proven by followers of Jesus over the centuries, the spiritual disciplines are exercises that strengthen your endurance race on the road to growth.

This Participant Guide is designed for use together with The Life You’ve Always Wanted DVD (sold separately). When used together, they provide you with a practical tool that can grow your faith.

Sessions include: 
1. It’s Morphing Time
2. Slowing Down and Celebrating
3. Praying and Confessing
4. Meditating on Scripture and Seeking Guidance
5. Practicing Servanthood, Finding Freedom
6. Going the Distance with a Well-Ordered Heart

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.  

Stephen and Amanda Sorenson are founders of Sorenson Communications and have co-written many small group curriculum guidebooks, including the entire Faith Lessons series.

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  1. Gene Turner
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    April 15, 2010
    Gene Turner
    Jam packed with information, scripture, and insights, but at least 1 1/2 -2hrs. are necessary to cover everything in each unit.
  2. Edie Milligan
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 3, 2009
    Edie Milligan
    Great companion to Ortberg's DVD/video study on spiritual disciplines. Challenging questions and "assignments". Very helpful in growing in Christ.
  3. New Life Christian Fellowship
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    July 3, 2009
    New Life Christian Fellowship
    It was a very good and practical teaching. We are reviewing it now to do small groups for our church.
  4. Steve Patzia
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    February 5, 2009
    Steve Patzia
    I'm currently teaching this as a class at our church (with the DVD curriculum) and I'd love to give this study 5 stars because it's incredibly important and helpful for spiritual transformation, but the problem is they try to cram everything into six weeks! I wish they would redo it so each week is focused on studying one discipline instead of two. It's tough to practice the discipline of "slowing down" when we're rushing to cover prayer too!
  5. Dale Williams
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    July 15, 2005
    Dale Williams
    Ortberg will keep you laughing and crying as you learn how easy it is as an ordinary person to share your faith with everyone you meet, as well as, build discipline into your life to make you the person God intended you to be. A must read!
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