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John Ortberg is senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of Who Is This Man: When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; and The Life You're Always Wanted, John and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children.
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Obres de John Ortberg

Love Beyond Reason (1998) 384 exemplars
Faith and Doubt (2008) 347 exemplars
Fully Devoted (2000) 173 exemplars
Giving (1600) 95 exemplars
Gifts (2000) 76 exemplars
Acts: Build Community (1999) 71 exemplars
Growing in Christ (2003) 65 exemplars
1 John (1999) 63 exemplars
Living the God Life (1626) 52 exemplars
Exodus (1999) 44 exemplars
Your Magnificent Chooser (2017) 34 exemplars
God Is Closer Than You Think (2005) 25 exemplars
What Is God's Will for My Life? (2016) 24 exemplars
Revelation (2002) 23 exemplars
You Can't Take It with You (2009) 6 exemplars
Masterful Leadership: Leading Like Jesus (2005) — Autor — 5 exemplars
Learning to wait. (2001) 4 exemplars
Life Changing Love (1600) 3 exemplars
Flow (2004) 3 exemplars
Krtkův den (2013) 2 exemplars
One month to live 2 exemplars
Stark in stürmischen Zeiten (2002) 2 exemplars
Coping With Depression (2005) 2 exemplars
Somos Todos (a)Normais? (2005) 2 exemplars
Get Out of the Boat 1 exemplars
Gaben. Gott begeistert dienen (2002) 1 exemplars
The Sin Tamer 1 exemplars
The Gap 1 exemplars
The Last Taboo 1 exemplars
Abenteuer Alltag 1 exemplars
O Deus que Abre Portas (2017) 1 exemplars
Barefoot Tribe 1 exemplars
Calling Forwarding 1 exemplars
Hope for the Hurting (2005) 1 exemplars

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1.5 stars

I was under the impression that this was a book about intimacy - specifically, intimacy found in friendship and Christian community. It was really more focused on marriage and parenting, with a bit of our relationship with God thrown in to make it "Christian" and just a blip here and there on friendship or work relationships.

It was one of those books that is so unfocused I didn't walk away with any distinct memory of what it was even about. It used a lot of stories/quotes from other books, Ortberg rambled a lot (I had a hard time seeing how many of his anecdotes were tied to whatever he was writing before and after them), and the book was repetitive. In addition, I found some of Ortberg's interpretations of Scripture a bit sketchy (as in, he read more into the Bible than what is actually there).

While someone could read this and walk away with a good nugget or two (especially if this is their first foray into relationship self-help books), I think most people would be better off skipping this one and going straight to the tried-and-true books on relationships - particularly if they're looking for books that cover more than marriage and parenting.
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RachelRachelRachel | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Nov 21, 2023 |
Recommended and given to me by a dear relation, I hope it's all I've been told. So far I'm disappointed that Ortberg doesn't credit Parker Palmer for similar insights presented in his book Let your Life Speak. Citation matters.

I appreciate Ortger's encouraging approach. His writing generally works to make a point but I was distracted by organization, wondering why random information or a certain quote got plunked in the text.
rebwaring | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Aug 14, 2023 |
Thoughtful writing on a topic that isn't new, but does need to be brought back into church minds every so often. The theme is, as Jesus taught, that 'eternity' isn't just what happens after we die, but here and now, in God's kingdom.

I have always liked John Ortberg's style; he uses anecdotes from his family life as examples, plenty of Scriptural backing for his thoughts, and a clear way of writing. When he uses long words such as 'purgation' he explains what he means (getting rid of unnecessary baggage).

As with most Christian books this is a reminder rather than anything radical (the subtitle notwithstanding) but well worth pondering on. Recommended.

Longer review here:
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SueinCyprus | May 29, 2023 |



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