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John Ortberg is senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of Who Is This Man: When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; and The Life You're Always Wanted, John and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children.
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Obras por John Ortberg

Love Beyond Reason (1998) 401 exemplares
Faith and Doubt (2008) 358 exemplares
Fully Devoted (2000) 177 exemplares
Giving (2000) 99 exemplares
Gifts (2000) 80 exemplares
Acts: Build Community (1999) 77 exemplares
Growing in Christ (2003) 68 exemplares
Living the God Life (2004) 52 exemplares
Imagine Life God's Way: Parables (2002) 51 exemplares
Exodus (1999) 45 exemplares
Your Magnificent Chooser (2017) 40 exemplares
God Is Closer Than You Think (2005) 27 exemplares
What Is God's Will for My Life? (2016) 26 exemplares
Revelation (2002) 23 exemplares
You Can't Take It with You (2009) 7 exemplares
Masterful Leadership: Leading Like Jesus (2005) — Autor — 5 exemplares
Learning to wait. (2001) 5 exemplares
Flow (2004) 3 exemplares
Stark in stürmischen Zeiten (2002) 3 exemplares
Coping With Depression (2005) 2 exemplares
One month to live 2 exemplares
Somos Todos (a)Normais? (2005) 2 exemplares
Stark im Sturm 1 exemplar
The Last Taboo 1 exemplar
Hope for the Hurting (2005) 1 exemplar
Calling Forwarding 1 exemplar
Abenteuer Alltag 1 exemplar
O Deus que Abre Portas (2017) 1 exemplar
The Gap 1 exemplar
The Sin Tamer 1 exemplar
Barefoot Tribe 1 exemplar

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Deep within you 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."
stpetersucc | 20 outras críticas | May 25, 2024 |
I really did not like this book much at all. There were a couple of redeeming chapters, particularly the one about the discipline of celebration, taking time to celebrate God's blessings in our lives. Aside from those couple of bright spots, though, I found it to be extremely "seeker-sensitive" (whatever that means) and self-help oriented. When I think about spiritual disciplines, the first thing that comes to my mind is a proper intake of the Word of God, but Ortberg spends little time discussing this and only about halfway through the book.

Theologically, I had several problems with the book. Ortberg seems to operate under the assumption that God is just begging and waiting for people to respond to him. He even uses Moses and the burning bush to illustrate that, his point being that, just as Moses could have walked by and ignored God, we too can ignore God and just keep going about our lives our own way. I believe in a sovereign God and that it was always God's plan to uses Moses. He sprinkles this type of thinking throughout.

Finally, my biggest concern was the chapter on hearing from God. He seems to hold to the charismatic belief that we should try to train ourselves to hear the "still small voice" from God. I won't go into an argument against that. If you are charismatic, then you'll probably love the book. Regardless, he mentions at the very end of that particular chapter that there are dangers in attempting to hear God in this way... but then he just walks off and leaves the door wide open.

If you are truly looking for a book on spiritual disciplines, then I would highly recommend Donald S. Whitney's book, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. I would liken Whitney's work to a fine cut gem, in the same way that Ortberg's would be a dirt clod.
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jfranzone | 5 outras críticas | Feb 14, 2024 |
1.5 stars

I was under the impression that this was a book about intimacy - specifically, intimacy found in friendship and Christian community. It was really more focused on marriage and parenting, with a bit of our relationship with God thrown in to make it "Christian" and just a blip here and there on friendship or work relationships.

It was one of those books that is so unfocused I didn't walk away with any distinct memory of what it was even about. It used a lot of stories/quotes from other books, Ortberg rambled a lot (I had a hard time seeing how many of his anecdotes were tied to whatever he was writing before and after them), and the book was repetitive. In addition, I found some of Ortberg's interpretations of Scripture a bit sketchy (as in, he read more into the Bible than what is actually there).

While someone could read this and walk away with a good nugget or two (especially if this is their first foray into relationship self-help books), I think most people would be better off skipping this one and going straight to the tried-and-true books on relationships - particularly if they're looking for books that cover more than marriage and parenting.
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RachelRachelRachel | 2 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
Recommended and given to me by a dear relation, I hope it's all I've been told. So far I'm disappointed that Ortberg doesn't credit Parker Palmer for similar insights presented in his book Let your Life Speak. Citation matters.

I appreciate Ortger's encouraging approach. His writing generally works to make a point but I was distracted by organization, wondering why random information or a certain quote got plunked in the text.
rebwaring | 4 outras críticas | Aug 14, 2023 |



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