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The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc. Not only is this dated, but it is misleading.

Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. Refresh and try again. The ambiguity is bothersome and has enormous ramifications for grace and obedience.

More specifically, he is able to communicate important truths that are digestible to readers of various educational backgrounds. View all 4 comments.

Best book on living the spiritual disciplines every day. I gave this book 5 stars for the lasting impact it had in my life. A book that gives you steps to be fulfilled in life in a rather shallow kind of way. I like the practical suggestions for how to foster, or “train” for these disciplines.

The Life You’ve Always Wanted- John Ortberg

History belongs to the intercessors. Definitely one of my favourite ‘popular’ Christian books Accordingly, Ortberg warns of outward and inauthentic change, which includes image management, judgment, wante, and superficiality. Sure some chapters are better than others, there are stories that fall a little short, the analogy of the Power Rangers “it’s morphin’ time” he bookends the alsays with may seem a bit dated, but then again ypu was a new movie recently so maybe not.


This made it very easy to organize discussions around the book in a small group format I initially read this book with a student group. I also really appreciated that the book comes with a study guide. Any activity that can help me gain power to live life as Jesus taught and modeled it.

Here are some ideas to get you started. Dec 17, Lauren rated it it was amazing.

The author touches on practices you might not think about when the term “spiritual practices” comes to mind. Joyn lot of the principles overlap with those presented in Richard Foster’s Celebration of Discipline alawys in a style that may be less intimidating, with everyday example I had stayed away from this book for a long time because I had misjudged the title and assumed that this was a prosperity gospel book!

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

The inconsistency arises because orthodox theology suggests that the new creature status is a result of instantaneous regeneration Erickson, p. First, Ortberg suggests that joy is a command; thus the discipline of celebration is crucial so that sin no longer is appealing Ortberg, He has a lot of great thoughts about spiritual disciplines and the little ways that we can live these disciplines out in our lives.

Want to Read saving…. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Apr 25, Ro rated it it was amazing Shelves: Perhaps more broadly, the book could have discussed at greater length, or in a more focused way, some subjects which are often neglected in talk of spiritual disciplines: I ortbedg read this book before but enjoyed it even better the second time around.


It probably isn’t a life of wealth, power, and success. The author also adds a touch of humor periodically, which makes the book more enjoyable.

Perhaps what I enjoyed the most about this book were the opening chapters hohn discussed the wwnted of transformation, the need to incorporate disciplines into our daily life if we are to be transformed and the difference between training and trying.

Sermons and small-group discussion all focus around the chapters and themes. Wantwd title alone was just enough to put me off.

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They’re a bit out of hohn in the separate “participant’s guide” and Our church is using this book as a focus for Lent this year. Nov 06, Becky rated it it was amazing.

In order to become more Christ-like we have to adopt a notion of “training” so that we develop good habits in using spiritual disciplines throughout our days. For what it is worth, I think the book cover is terrible too. Pride moves us to exclude others instead of to embrace. Want to Read saving…. Specifically, the author encourages a spiritual mindfulness powered by attentive listening in order to receive Spirit-led promptings that guide daily living Ortberg, Love always takes time, and time is the one thing hurried people don’t have.

It really gives you plenty of food for thought relative to living a good Christian life. God is the happiest being in the universe.