The Life You've Always Wanted Participant's Guide: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People
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Number of Pages: 144
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
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In the six-session small group bible study, The Life Youve 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 youre tired of the status quo if you suspect theres more to Christianity than what youve 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 lifes 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 Youve Always Wanted DVD (sold separately). When used together, they provide you with a practical tool that can grow your faith.
1. Its 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
John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, Youve Got to Get out of the Boat. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at www.johnortberg.com.
Stephen and Amanda Sorenson are founders of Sorenson Communications and have co-written many small group curriculum guidebooks, including the entire Faith Lessons series.
Gene Turner4 Stars Out Of 5April 15, 2010Gene TurnerJam packed with information, scripture, and insights, but at least 1 1/2 -2hrs. are necessary to cover everything in each unit.
Edie Milligan5 Stars Out Of 5September 3, 2009Edie MilliganGreat companion to Ortberg's DVD/video study on spiritual disciplines. Challenging questions and "assignments". Very helpful in growing in Christ.
New Life Christian Fellowship4 Stars Out Of 5July 3, 2009New Life Christian FellowshipIt was a very good and practical teaching. We are reviewing it now to do small groups for our church.
Steve Patzia3 Stars Out Of 5February 5, 2009Steve PatziaI'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!
Dale Williams4 Stars Out Of 5July 15, 2005Dale WilliamsOrtberg 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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