Ortberg first introduces the purpose of the disciplines, and then examines eight specific disciplines, followed by a proposed plan for integration and endurance. Accordingly, Ortberg warns of outward and inauthentic change, which includes image management, judgment, legalism, and superficiality. Once the author establishes the purpose of the disciplines, an examination of eight practices commences. First, Ortberg suggests that joy is a command; thus the discipline of celebration is crucial so that sin no longer is appealing Ortberg,
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It is completely filled with all kinds of GREAT information on how to improve the joy-factor in your life. I have successfully weeded out several things from my calendar that were stealing the joy from the things that matter the most to me. I have also introduced several things into my daily habits that have improved the relationships that matter the most to me. I just finished this a couple weeks ago and I am already I think I could read this book every 6 months and learn something new from it.
I just finished this a couple weeks ago and I am already looking forward to reading it again! I enjoy the insights he has as well as the way he relates a story, and so look forward to learning from this book. Adding on to my previous thoughts now that I have finished reading this book - I do love John Ortberg.
It took me longer than I would have liked to get through this book, but all in all it was a really good, thought-provoking read. He has a lot of great thoughts about spiritual disciplines and the little ways that we can live these disciplines out in our lives.
He is very honest about his own shortcomings, but yet still seeks to drive the reader to the higher purpose of living our lives like we should if we really do believe what we say we believe. I will probably pick this book up again because I feel like I would probably have new insights into what he is saying as I do with most books that I re-read Good book and highly recommended.
Ortberg is so good at outlining specific steps for a better Christian walk. His methods are simple yet Biblical, and his examples are pleasing and recognizable.
Mar 12, Angela rated it it was amazing Best dicipleship book out there!
The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People
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The Life You’ve Always Wanted- John Ortberg