Item description for If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat by John Ortberg & John Orberg...
Overview God is calling us to step out of our comfort zone and into the extraordinary life of faith. Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the Sea of Galilee toward Jesus. Peter may have been the first one out of the boat, but Jesus' invitation to walk on water is for you as well. That's where you'll meet him: out where the sea is high and the footing impossible. It's thrilling beyond belief. But walk on water? What does that mean? *Walking on water means facing your fears and choosing not to let fear have the last word. *Walking on water means discovering and embracing the unique calling of God on your life. *Walking on water means experiencing the power of God in your life to do something you would not be capable of doing on your own. *In his engaging and humorous style, John Ortberg reflects on the biblical story in Matthew 14 and applies it to our lives today. He helps us to recognize what boat we're in-the comfortable situation where we're hiding.
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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.
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Format: Large Print
Studio: Walker Large Print
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.58" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2003
Publisher GALE GROUP
Edition Large Type
ISBN 1410401189 ISBN13 9781410401182
Availability 0 units.
More About John Ortberg & John Orberg
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 Boa-Large Prt?
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.