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In opposition to the paradigm of balance that compartmentalizes faith, the author supports a rhythm of life that extends from a well-ordered heart and results in love Ortberg, Refresh and try again. This book lovingly and graciously encourages believers to grow in their faith.

The book is not primarily informational; it also focuses ortbefg application. I like the practical suggestions for how to foster, or “train” for these disciplines.

Apr 25, Ro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Love eanted takes time, and time is the one thing hurried people don’t have. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Thee to Read saving…. That said, many of t Another reviewer summed this book up beautifully by saying ‘This book has the highest good content to bad title ratio I’ve ever experienced. It’s practical and relatable.

A significant weakness of the book is its ambiguity regarding regeneration and sanctification.


It really gives you plenty of food for thought relative to living a good Christian life. Jul 24, Arun Thamizhvanan rated it really liked it Shelves: Ortberg writes a very practical approach to living the Christian life. The spirit of the disciplines: Mar 12, Angela rated it it was amazing.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted Quotes by John Ortberg

He covers 9 of the disciplines, some of the more obvious, like prayer, solitude and Bible reading but also some less discussed like celebration and suffering. If this book were a motivational poster, the font would be Papyrus. The various spiritual disciplines makes sense for our world today. One point the author makes is that sometimes out scripture reading is a check the box to do item and then we move on.

John’s writing seems very light at times, but there is always so much in it that sticks with you or comes back later when you need it.

I had read some of the others, but did not read this orhberg I found I was struggling with some of the issues he highlights so well here. But we do know this: I think John Ortberg does a wonderful job of setting out the idea of spiritual formation and why it is an important aspect of life.

Nov 04, Cynthia rated it really liked it. That was another big lesson for me. I appreciate the focus on “training” instead of “trying” to become more like Christ. The ambiguity is bothersome and has enormous ramifications for grace and obedience.


What Ortberg does is firmly, but in a light and easily digestible form, place these disciplines in the context of being a Christ wantedd, with a selection of quotes and stories and ideas from his extensive knowledge of Christian faith and history.

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

I had seen John Ortberg preach some years ago and bought several of his books. Orr berg has written an excellent book about spiritual alwahs. Love and hurry are fundamentally incompatible. Finally, although Ortberg recognizes that challenges attempt to derail growth, he also observes that tests and trials often support the spiritual growth process.

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More specifically, ortberf is able to communicate important truths that are digestible to readers of various educational backgrounds. The author also adds a touch of humor periodically, which makes the book more enjoyable.

Aug 15, Ed Wojniak rated it liked it Shelves: Then I tend to think they should: When I first approached this book, I’ll admit I was skeptical.