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The Life You've Always Wanted Participant's Guide: Six Sessions on Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People [Paperback]

By john ortberg (Author)
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In this six-session ZondervanGroupware? video curriculum, award-winning author John Ortberg teaches participants the skills essential to ?running the marathon? in the Christian life.

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In the six-session small group bible study, The Life You ve Always Wanted, John Ortberg guides you and your group through the spiritual disciplines and teaches you how they can transform your spiritual life.

What does true spiritual life really look like? And what keeps you from living it? What can you do to pursue it?

If you re tired of the status quo if you suspect there s more to Christianity than what you ve experienced John Ortberg invites you to join him on a road to transformation and spiritual vigor that anyone can take.

Cultivate new intimacy and confidence in prayer. Discover the freedom of secrecy. Taste the benefits of slowing life s frenetic pace. Learn how to be guided by the Holy Spirit and much more.

As in a marathon, the secret lied not in trying hard, but in training consistently. Proven by followers of Jesus over the centuries, the spiritual disciplines are exercises that strengthen your endurance race on the road to growth.

This Participant Guide is designed for use together with The Life You ve Always Wanted DVD (sold separately). When used together, they provide you with a practical tool that can grow your faith.

Sessions include:
1. It s Morphing Time
2. Slowing Down and Celebrating
3. Praying and Confessing
4. Meditating on Scripture and Seeking Guidance
5. Practicing Servanthood, Finding Freedom
6. Going the Distance with a Well-Ordered Heart"

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zondervan
Pages   117
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.04" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 15, 2004
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Age  18
Edition  Student/Stdy Gde  
ISBN  0310255880  
ISBN13  9780310255888  
UPC  025986255886  

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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.

John Ortberg has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Christian Softcover Originals
  2. New Community
  3. Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
  4. Renovare Resources
  5. Today's Teachers of the Bible
  6. Truth for Today: From the Old Testament

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The book is much better...  Feb 3, 2007
When our small group decided to study together John Ortberg's "The Life You've Always Wanted," we couldn't decide whether to read the book or watch the DVD with companion study guide. So, we decided to do both.

Though there was understandable repetition between these two resources from the same author about the same topics, that was actually a good thing for us, as the principles were more fully embedded each week. Ortberg is a great teacher, so his teaching segments on the DVD were solid. In addition, the accompanying study guide provided a host of solid questions to use in response to the teaching time.

My greatest critique of the participant's guide in conjunction with the DVD was that it left me wanting more each week. Especially because we were reading the book at the same time, I was aware of how much more Ortberg had to say than he was able to include in 13 minutes of video teaching. And it was very common for our discussion to center around the text in the book that we had read earlier in the week more than the video that we had just watched.

I found this participant's guide to be fully functional and ultimately worthwhile. However, if I were to recommend "The Life You've Always Wanted," I would suggest that you just read the book. It provides much more content and the questions in the back still allow for groups to study it together. In any case, Ortberg has provided the church with a great contemporary resource about spiritual disciplines, regardless of which format you choose.
Just buy the book  Jan 12, 2007
I initially wrote a review for this product thinking I was reveiwing the Hardback book. I truly think this participants guide is unnecessary. The book itself has discussion questions and stuff in it. This is really just a lot of duplication (I personally would not buy again.) Save your money here and just buy the book.

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