Item description for If You Want To Walk On Water/Out Of The Boat-Leaders Guide by John Ortberg, Stephen Sorenson & Amanda Sorenson...
Overview Ortberg, in his engaging and humorous style, reflects on the biblical story in Matthew 14 and applies it to our lives today. He helps us recognize what boat we're in--the comfortable situation where we're hiding--and encourages us to face our fears and embrace the unique calling of God in our lives.
Publishers Description Based on John Ortberg's award-winning best-seller. You're One Step Away from the Adventure of Your Life 'Lord, if it's you, tell me to come to you on the water.' ---Simon Peter Peter may have been the first one out of the boat, but Jesus' invitation to walk on water is for us all. But walk on water? What does that mean? Walking on water means -facing our fears and choosing not to let fear have the last word -discovering and embracing the unique calling of God on our lives -experiencing the power of God to accomplish what we would not be capable of doing on our own If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat ZondervanGroupware helps your group answer Christ's call to greater faith, power-filled deeds, and a new way of knowing him. Through six sessions that include video clips and group discussions, you will discover how to discern God's call, transcend fear, risk faith, manage failure, and trust God. Relating the story in Matthew 14 to life today, teacher and best-selling author John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you all outside your comfort zones. This leader's guide provides the clear, step-by-step instructions you need to maximize interaction, support, and insights within your group. Most of the preparation has been done for you---just follow the easy-to-use lesson plan, complete with helpful tips. Because this book includes the full text of the participant's guide, it's the only guidebook you need to track page-for-page with your group. Sessions include: 1.What's Water-Walking? 2.The Tragedy of the Unopened Gift 3.Find Your Calling and Get Your Feet Wet 4.Facing Our Challenges, Conquering Our Fears 5.Good News for Cave Dwellers 6.Learning to Wait on Our Big God If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat kit includes: 1 -- 90-minute VHS and DVD---use either format 1 -- Leader's guide* 1 -- Participant's guide* 1 -- If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat hardcover book* *Also sold separately ZondervanGroupware delivers personal spiritual growth through: -compelling biblical content -minimal preparation time for both leader and participant -proven learning techniques using individual participant's guides and a variety of media -meaningful interaction in groups of any size in any setting"
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.75" Height: 11" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 4, 2003
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Edition Teacher's Guide
ISBN 0310250552 ISBN13 9780310250555 UPC 025986250553
Availability 0 units.
More About John Ortberg, Stephen Sorenson & Amanda Sorenson
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...
Reviews - What do customers think about If You Want To Walk On Water/Out Of The Boat-Leaders Guide?
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.