📒 Author : John Ortberg
📒 Publisher : Zondervan
📒 Release Date : 2008-09-09
📒 Pages : 224
📒 ISBN : 9780310296065
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Winner of the 2002 Christianity Today Book Award! You’re One Step Away from the Adventure of Your Life. Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the wind-swept Sea of Galilee toward Jesus. In what ways is the Lord telling you, as he did Peter, "Come"? John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. The experience is terrifying. It’s thrilling beyond belief. It’s everything you’d expect of someone worthy to be called Lord. The choice is yours to know him as only a water-walker can, aligning yourself with God’s purpose for your life in the process. There’s just one requirement: If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat.


📒 Author : John Ortberg
📒 Publisher : Zondervan
📒 Release Date : 2012-08-07
📒 Pages : 224
📒 ISBN : 9780310413448
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much havoc, often in his name. He is history's most familiar figure, yet he is the man no one knows. His impact on the world is immense and non-accidental. From the Dark Ages to Post-Modernity he is the Man who won't go away. And yet . . .you can miss him in historical lists for many reasons, maybe the most obvious being the way he lived his life. He did not loudly and demonstrably defend his movement in the spirit of a rising political or military leader. He did not lay out a case that history would judge his brand of belief superior in all future books. His life and teaching simply drew people to follow him. He made history by starting in a humble place, in a spirit of love and acceptance, and allowing each person space to respond. His vision of life continues to haunt and challenge humanity. His influence has swept over history bringing inspiration to what has happened in art, science, government, medicine, and education; he has taught humans about dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope.


📒 Author : John Ortberg
📒 Publisher : Zondervan
📒 Release Date : 2009-05-18
📒 Pages : 256
📒 ISBN : 9780310565772
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Normal? Who’s Normal? Not you, that’s for sure! No one you’ve ever met, either. None of us are normal according to God’s definition, and the closer we get to each other, the plainer that becomes. Yet for all our quirks, sins, and jagged edges, we need each other. Community is more than just a word—it is one of our most fundamental requirements. So how do flawed, abnormal people such as ourselves master the forces that can drive us apart and come together in the life-changing relationships God designed us for? In Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them, teacher and best-selling author John Ortberg zooms in on the things that make community tick. You’ll get a thought-provoking look at God’s heart, at others, and at yourself. Even better, you’ll gain wisdom and tools for drawing closer to others in powerful, impactful ways. With humor, insight, and a gift for storytelling, Ortberg shows how community pays tremendous dividends in happiness, health, support, and growth. It’s where all of us weird, unwieldy people encounter God’s love in tangible ways and discover the transforming power of being loved, accepted, and valued just the way we are. The need for community is woven into the very fabric of our being. Nothing else can substitute for the life-giving benefits of connecting with others—not even God. He won’t preempt the way he himself has designed us to reflect his own intensely relational nature. But there’s a hitch in our experience of community, says John Ortberg: We’re all weird. Folks around us may seem normal enough, but just wait till we get to know them—and they get to know us. The unhealthy, sinful ways we respond to life in a fallen world are hardly God’s idea of “normal,” and they can make us as unhuggable as porcupines. We face the “porcupine dilemma,” says Ortberg: We need each other, but how do we get close without getting hurt? How do we get past all those quills and grow together in Christ? In Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them, Ortberg once again reveals his gift for sharing profound insights using a lighten-up approach. With winsome humor and a fondness for well-spun stories, he pops the myth of normalcy and hands us the keys to creating and sustaining relationships. “God’s dream for community encompasses the redemption of all spheres of life,” he says. Who doesn’t want like to be liked, to be wanted, to have solid, satisfying friendships! Ortberg shows what such relationships are made of. He reveals the benefits of authenticity—what it means to live with an “unveiled face,” as the Bible puts it. He encourages us to trade the stones it’s so easy to cast at others for acceptance. He opens our eyes and heart to empathy, the art of reading people. And he takes us through the ins and outs of conflict, forgiveness, confrontation, inclusion, and gratitude. The principles and discussion questions in this book are down-to-earth. They’re for real people living in a real world, and are intended to help us count the practical cost of relationship and then pay it—because in all the rewards and struggles of community, we’re investing in something beyond our comprehension. You could call it heaven. You could call it home. It’s the place where all of us are headed, all of us belong, and all of us will be normal at last.


📒 Author : John Ortberg
📒 Publisher : Zondervan
📒 Release Date : 2010
📒 Pages : 192
📒 ISBN : 9780310671121
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Provides a curriculum to guide teens in growing spiritually and understand how to live life as God desires.


📒 Author : John Ortberg
📒 Publisher : Zondervan
📒 Release Date : 2009-12
📒 Pages : 254
📒 ISBN : 9780310325055
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : The rewards of winning at life's game can be thrilling. But eventually everything goes back into the box, and what ultimately matters is whether a person has played according to God's rules. Ortberg uses popular games and his trademark gift of storytelling to help people identify the things that really count.


📒 Author : Jeff Lucas
📒 Publisher : Cwr
📒 Release Date : 2018-03-19
📒 Pages : 128
📒 ISBN : 1782598057
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : Jeff Lucas is back with a collection of some of his most profound wisdom to date. With more than 40 years of Christian ministry experiences to choose from, Lucas considers some of the lessons he has learned (and is still learning) along the way--particularly, some of the things he could have done with knowing earlier. As you consider some of the things that God might be teaching you, learn from Jeff Lucas's wisdom in his renowned style--blending together humor, depth, brutal honesty, and grace.


📒 Author : John Harricharan
📒 Publisher :
📒 Release Date : 2014-02
📒 Pages : 120
📒 ISBN : 0943477336
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Psychology

SYNOPSIS : "When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat" is a triumphant journey of self discovery that will change the very way you look at the world. Like most of us, John was an ordinary man who calmly accepted the problems of his life and career without any real hope or insight. Then a miracle happened. He met a strange, wise businessman named Gideon. It was a brief encounter, filled with mystery. But for John, it was the beginning of a soul-searching journey, a joyous awakening of self-understanding, inner truth and the power of universal love that lives within us all. It is a journey you can share too.


📒 Author : John Ortberg
📒 Publisher : Zondervan
📒 Release Date : 2015-05-05
📒 Pages : 224
📒 ISBN : 9780310342458
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : How do you explain a love that has no explanation? What will happen if you let it touch your heart? God loves you not because you are flawless, not because you are a perfect person, but just because you are you. In Life-Changing Love, John Ortberg reveals the God you’ve longed to encounter: a Father head-over-heels in love with you, his child, and intensely committed to your highest joy. Ortberg takes you to the very focus of who God is to discover a burning, passionate love that gives, and gives, and gives. He explores the life-changing ways this love has expressed itself through Jesus. And he shows how you can love your mate, your family, your friends, and the world around you with the same practical, transforming love. Dispelling your fears and misconceptions of God, Life-Changing Love brings you face-to-face with the Love that frees and empowers you to love.


📒 Author : John Ortberg
📒 Publisher : Zondervan
📒 Release Date : 2009-05-18
📒 Pages : 272
📒 ISBN : 9780310565895
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are.An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questionsThe 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 : John Ortberg
📒 Publisher : Zondervan
📒 Release Date : 2013-05-15
📒 Pages : 128
📒 ISBN : 9780310692225
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Religion

SYNOPSIS : In this six-session study pastor and author John Ortberg teaches people how to trust God more fully. Using testimonial interviews to illustrate his talks, Ortberg teaches participants the skills essential for “water-walking” in faith with God. Designed for use with the video.