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In the opening chapters Ortberg warns us against becoming inauthentic, weird, judgmental, worn out, superficial, and foolish.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I have a nagging sense that all is not as it should be. Refresh and try again. Ortberg identifies guidance alwys the Holy Spirit as the sixth discipline. I have successfully weeded out several things from my calendar that were stealing the joy from the things that matter the most to me.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People by John Ortberg

Chapters focus on Why, and How, we should “morph”. The author also adds a touch of humor periodically, which makes the book more enjoyable. Ortberg is vulnerable about his flaws and failures. I am disappointed not so much with the alwaus things I have done as with the aspects of who I have become.


When I am sad He makes me glad. If you are reading the book by yourself, this provides a nice check-in to see what you took away from each chapter. Sermons and small-group discussion all focus around the chapters and themes.

His concept of ‘slowing’ of stepping out of the constant sense of rushing to what is next and never enjoying the present. The greedy and the gluttonous may still be capable of at least a certain kind of love, but pride yo a form of antilove. It just sounded rather cliche. We want to microwave maturity.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People

It’s a life of fulfillment, living the destiny He created you for. It took me longer than I would have liked to get through this book, but all in all it was a really good, thought-provo I loved John Ortberg’s book “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat”, so I am really looking forward to this text on spiritual disciplines. If this book were a motivational poster, the font would be Papyrus.

History belongs to the intercessors.

Some are put together better than others and some ideas may be fresher or more challenging to you personally, but there is plenty to like out of this book. Pride moves us to bow down before a mirror rather than before God. I have a nagging sense that all is not as it should be.


Best book on living the spiritual disciplines every day. You can see from the table of contents that the book ce serious about wantwd I especially loved the chapter on the Dee Dah Day, related that story to multiple friends, and also kept asking myself the “Why?

One tne my favorite chapters was on the joy of worship and our spiritual life. A significant weakness of the book is its ambiguity regarding regeneration and sanctification. Love always takes time, and time is the one thing hurried people don’t have. When I first approached this book, I’ll admit I was skeptical. Here are some ideas to get you started.

What I love about Ortberg is that he comes across as somewhat vulnerable and always entertaining in his story-telling. One of my favorites was “the ministry of holding your tongue. This is a book about the ancient spiritual disciplines of the Christian tradition.