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The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People [Paperback]

By John Ortberg (Author)
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Now expanded to include an added chapter on prayer and discussion questions designed to help small groups make the journey together, The Life You've Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines.

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

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A CBA Bestseller

Now expanded to include an added chapter on prayer and discussion questions designed to help small groups make the journey together, The Life You've Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things we should do if we want to be good Christians. It's a road map toward true transformation, compelling because it starts not with ourselves but with the object of our journey - Jesus Christ.

Includes Study Guide

John Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois. He has written for Christianity Today and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal.
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Format: Large Print
Studio: Walker Large Print
Pages   454
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.45" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.91"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 20, 2006
Publisher   GALE GROUP
Edition  Large Type  
ISBN  1594150834  
ISBN13  9781594150838  

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More About John Ortberg

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. New Community
  2. Renovare Resources
  3. Truth for Today: From the Old Testament

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Too small to be worth much...  Apr 25, 2006
It is hard to understand why this miniature version of Ortberg's highly acclaimed book was ever published. Though it is clearly indicated as miniature, it is hard to imagine just how small this book is until you are actually trying to read it. The book is literally smaller than the palm of my hand. This makes for the most tedious process of trying to read it, as the pages and font are correspondingly tiny.

More frustrating than the ridiculous logistics of this book, however, is the fact that it results in the loss of most of the content of the original. Knowing that the book had been miniaturized, I anticipated that it would probably be tedious and cumbersome to read. I never imagined that it would be so small that it would be essentially reduced to a handful of bullet points, rather than meaningful prose in Ortberg's typical style.

I gave this book 2 stars because Ortberg's ideas about spiritual disciplines are worth considering, even in such an abbreviated format. However, I would suggest that any potential reader would be well-served to purchase the regular version of this book and read it instead, as I plan to do soon.
Didn't realize it was a miniature book  Sep 19, 2005
My own fault, but I didn't realize it was a miniature book that I ordered. I ended up having to purchase the full sized book in addition to the miniature one because I needed the full version for a study group.
VERY DECEIVING!  Jan 16, 2005
I am very angry over this purchase. I have purchased used books many times on this site and have always gotten a good deal. This was NOT at all what we wanted. Our study group starts this book in 3 days and I purchased it thinking it was the big book/ the original full-sized text. Now I've spent $3.00 plus $3.00 shipping on top of that for a book as big as my hand!! We'll have to go out today and purchase the full-sized book at a regular book store so that we'll be ready for our group. We are on a very tight budget and this was a very disappointing purchase. I just hope no one else makes this mistake.
Excellent book -- TINY SIZE -- buy full sized copy, not this  May 29, 2004
The book by John Ortberg is an excellent, humorous, thought-provoking call to discipleship. I strongly recommend the book. Just be certain that you buy the actual FULL SIZED version of it, not this TINY and very difficult to read version which I purchased by mistake. When a book "deal" looks too good to be true (price-wise), check into it. It probably is....
Buy the original full-sized edition, not this one.
I hope that this site will make it much more clear that this version for $4 is NOT the standard full-sized edition.

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