Item description for If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat by john ortberg...
Overview Describes how Jesus can change and enrich the lives of those who are willing to step out of comfort zones and deepen their faith in God.
Publishers Description Winner of the 2002 Christianity Today Book Award You re One Step Away from the Adventure of Your Life Deep within you lies 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'? John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God. The experience is terrifying. It s thrilling beyond belief. It s everything you d expect of someone worthy to be called Lord. The choice is yours to know him as only a water-walker can, aligning yourself with God s purpose for your life in the process. There s just one requirement: If You Want to Walk on Water, You ve Got to Get Out of the Boat."
Awards and Recognitions If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat by john ortberg has received the following awards and recognitions -
Gold Medallion Book Awards - 2004 Finalist - Christian Education category
Christianity Today Book Award - 2002 Winner - Christian Living category
Citations And Professional Reviews If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat by john ortberg has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 02/05/2001 page 11
Publishers Weekly - 12/11/2000 page 83
Christian Retailing - 12/18/2000 page 22
Christian Retailing - 01/08/2001 page 46
Publishers Weekly - 01/15/2001 page 70
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 5.69" Height: 0.93" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Feb 8, 2001
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310228638 ISBN13 9780310228639 UPC 025986228637
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More About john ortberg
John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Church. John's teaching centers aroundhow faith in Christ can impact our everyday lives with God. He has written books onspiritual formation including, The Life You've Always Wanted, Who is This Man?, The Me I Want To Be, Soul Keeping, and most recently, All The Places To Go. John teachesaround the world at conferences and churches.
Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, John graduated from Wheaton College with adegree in psychology. He holds a Master of Divinity and doctorate degree in clinicalpsychology from Fuller Seminary, and has done post-graduate work at theUniversity of Aberdeen, Scotland. Prior to joining Menlo Church, John served asteaching pastor at Chicago's Willow Creek Community Church.
John Ortberg currently resides in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about If You Want To Walk On Water Get Out Of The Boat?
Walking on Water Mar 25, 2007
Easy to read, very practical Biblical illustrations for stepping out of one's comfort zone in living the Christian life.
Thank for the walk.... Mar 14, 2007
I was attracted to this book by its title, and its contents didn't disappoint. I was looking for Biblical based writings to support my growth in the Network Marketing Industry. Fear is the enemy to so many people. Looking Jesus in the eye and walking on the water is the best solution to this fear. Mr. Ortberg did a wonder and entertaining job of providing me with a tool to help me in my times of fear. For where there is fear, faith is lacking.
Get out of the Boat! Feb 19, 2007
This book is a real eye opener! It is challenging without being condesending. I am still reading it, but feel it will be a book that will change me for the better.
If You Want to Walk on Water, You'Ve Got to Get Out of the Boat (Inspirio/Zondervan Miniature Editions) Jan 9, 2007
I was very disappointed in this book. I do not mind a miniature edition, but what the write up didn't tell me is that it was a condensed version. 100 pages were missing. This was not acceptable. They need to change the description so that that is clear. I bought the full edition and love it.
Fantastic Read that Promotes Introspective Examination Jan 8, 2007
Including Ortberg's other work, "The Life You've Always Wanted," this book certainly challenges the reader to escape a mediocre/stagnant walk through life and inspires you to actively pursue a life overflowing with God.
Ortberg's style is engaging and sets the reader at ease without ever coming across as condescending. Though not necessarily as deep as "The Life You've Always Wanted," this book is every bit as motivating and intense, if not a little more so.
The overall message of the book to escape a "comfortable" a.k.a. lazy spiritual life is very needed and the fact that Ortberg provides the reader with a means to do that is the best part of the book.
Fantastic for group studies and personal growth (along with the two books mentioned above), this a must read for the seeker wishing to break out of a stagnant spirituality.