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If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat has ratings John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you. “Failure does not shape you; the way you respond to failure shapes you.” ― John Ortberg Jr., If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat. If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat is a book written by John Ortberg that uses the New Testament account of Jesus walking.

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Life without the remote control is an unbearable burden for the average American family. Everything hinged on whether he was focused on the Savior or on the storm. We are called to live in the reality of His kingdom and to have Christ formed in us.

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Far too many of us have put our faith in a casual Christianity that never compels us to leave our comfort zones. An easy book to read with some searching questions at the end of each chapter.

Others have come before you. There are times in God’s Word that He is telling me not to do something, not to chastise me but to stress to me that He is telling me what He is because Oetberg loves me and because I can always rely on Him completely to be there for me.

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Ortbegr people around us? Discovering it involves very careful listening. They will have to take the first step. Thus far in life, what has been your experience with failure? Books by John Ortberg. He alone knew what it was to attempt to do what he was not capable of doing on his own, then feeling the euphoria of being empowered by God to actually do it.

In this session, through the story of Joseph, you will learn how to keep walking with God through good or bad situations.

What did Jesus say to them, and why is this significant today? But the third was surprising: However, the chapter about “seeing the wind” and learning about failure management — and learning from failure itself — really made me see that there o no point in worrying about it.

If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat

I loved this book, and it couldn’t have come at more perfect timing in my life! I am afraid of failure. John Ortberg explains it this way: Taking time to worship Him focuses us on His character, His omnipotence, His greatness. Before Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for polio that finally worked, he tried two hundred unsuccessful ones. I’m not sure if it was the high expectations, or the actual mediocre nature of the book, but i found it hard to read, and although there were section which encouraged or challenged, on the whole if felt more like a long slog than life changing.

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The closing chapter, “How Big is Your God? May 08, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: This book uses the story of Peter walking on the water as a teaching example for how we all need to do daring things, stretch ourselves, try something new, put ourselves out of our comfort zone, in order qalk grow and allow the Lord to help us. It’s everything you’d expect of someone worthy to be called Lord.

Trust held him up.

This was an excellent book ob you are one or the other. It’s all about faith and finding God every day. I like Ortberg’s style of writing and plan to re-read this very soon, probably in book format to go through it more in depth and answer the questions at the end of each chapter.

A cheesy metaphor may be, it still gives some idea to those who like me are still a bit clueless as to what wall do with their lives Your boat is whatever you are tempted to put your trust in, especially when life gets a little stormy.

Apr 15, Heather Lyle rated it it was amazing. Mar 11, Angela rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. I work at a Christian Daycare and was given this book to read as a portion of my training.