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The Life You’ve Always Wanted

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John Ortberg (Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, 1997)

John Ortberg is a pastor near San Francisco, California. He is the bestselling author of many books, including “If you want to walk on Water, You’ve got to get out of the boat”. In this book, in his practical and amusing way, John Ortberg invites you to join him on a road to transformation, through cultivating new intimacy and confidence in prayer, tasting the benefits of slowing life’s frenetic pace, learning how to be guided by the Holy Spirit … and much more. As in a marathon, the secret lies not in trying hard, but in training consistently. Proven by followers of Jesus over the centuries, the spiritual disciplines are exercises that strengthen your endurance race on the road to growth.

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Dwell: Life With God for the World

Barry teaches pastoral theology and spiritual formation at Dallas Theological Seminary and is a teaching pastor at Irving Bible Church. He received his masters of theology degree from Dallas Seminary and his PhD in theology from Wheaton College.

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