Book Reviews of 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
If You Want to Walk on Water You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
Author: John Ortberg
ISBN-13: 9780310228639
ISBN-10: 0310228638
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Zondervan
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
One of the best books for building your faith. You'll laugh and cry but you'll be a better Christian for reading this. It's a keeper.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a good book. It tells what you can do in the face of failure and how God can help you.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very challenging book for those struggling with their faith.
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Helpful Score: 1
good information and well written, I got quite a bit out of this book.
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John Ortbergs, If You Want to Walk on Water Youve Got to Get out of the Boat, provides a fresh look at Peters water walking scene found in Matthew 14: 25-32. Basically we find ourselves in either one of two positions in the boat or walking the water. While being in the boat offers a certain level of comfort and security, it also brings about limitations and stagnation in our experiences with Christ. Ortberg points out the high cost of staying in the boat which includes the loss of the following: self esteem, joy, destiny, authentic intimacy, and availability to God. Just as Jesus invitation to come was not just to Peter, He has extended the invitation to all believers to get out of our boat. The author doesnt suggest undertaking reckless risk but presents a balance between risk taking and discerning Jesus call to come. I got so many helpful nuggets from this book and would definitely recommend it to others. Some of my favorite quotes were:
The death of hope paralyzes the spirit.
Fear makes people bury the treasure God has given them.
Peter didn't ask for a guarantee, just an opportunity.
What God does in us while we wait is as important as what we are waiting for.
Chapter titles include:
1.) on Water-Walking 2.) Boat Potatoes 3.) Discerning the Call 4. )Walking on the Water 5.) Seeing the Wind 6.) Crying out in Fear 7.) That Sinking Feeling 8. )Focusing on Jesus 9.) Learning to Wait 10.) How Big is Your God?
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John Ortberg has found his calling. He uses his talent, experiences and knowledge to help others find their calling too. This is written well. Easy to understand and really makes you think and learn to pray for guidance in why you are on this earth. I think one could read this once and then pull it out a few years later and learn from it all over again. Great book!
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Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the wind-swept Sea of Galilee toward Jeses.

In what ways is the Lord telling you, as he did Peter, "Come."?

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 characeter and your trust in God. The experience is terrifying. It's thrilling beyond belief. It's everything you'd expect of someone worthy to be called Lord.

The choice is yours to know him as only a water-walker can, aligning yourself with God's purpose for your life in the processs. There's just one requirement:

If you want to walk on water, you've got to get out of the boat.
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Excellent well written, easy to read book that helped me get out of my boat of fear and insecurity. John Ortberg uses humor and stories to guide the reader into a deeper relationship with Christ that is full of trust and wonder.
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Very Good Reading
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"Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the wind-swept Sea of Galilee toward Jesus.

In what ways is the Lord telling you, as he did Peter, 'Come'?

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. The experience is terrifying. It's thrilling beyond belief. It's everything you'd expect of someone worthy to be called Lord.

The choice is yours to know him as only a water-walker can, aligning yourself with God's purpose for your life in the process. There's just one requirement: If you want to walk on water, you've got to get out of the boat!"
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