I'm glad he talked about discipleship, following Jesus, being united to him, living by grace, and enjoying a foretaste o Ortberg's book, "Eternity Is Now In Session" is an attempt to correct the watered down Christian belief that you're saved and then you go to heaven - and that's that. I'm glad he talked about discipleship, following Jesus, being united to him, living by grace, and enjoying a foretaste of heaven now.
Some parts of the book were helpful. However, I'd also have to say, No, I didn't like everything about the book. First, it seems like he made several false dichotomies. For example, he seemed to set doctrinal belief against obedience, as if the two are at odds p. Similarly, on page he sets belief against following Jesus by suggesting that Jesus didn't say, "believe the right things about me John Another weakness of this book is the fact that there are some questionable phrases: "Jesus' main problem on earth is going to be the church" p.
Really - his bride? That's not how Scripture defines faith! What about his command to love? Anyway, perhaps Ortberg is using hyperbole or this is just his writing style, but I found it quite annoying and unhelpful. Anyway, this isn't the best book on eternity. In fact, I'd pass it up and look for one that doesn't have false dichotomies and uses more clear biblical language.
John Ortberg has a way of expressing deep thoughts and complex ideas in everyday language. That has been true in previous books of his and continues to be true here. He works to delicately slice the difference between earning salvation by what we do and how our behavior changes when God is present in our hearts.
He walks through the metamorphosis that happens in our lives, knowing we, like Peter, may have to cover some ground a couple of times. My criteria for five stars include challenging me to think and see in new ways. However, Ortberg brought new perspectives that round out my perspective on the matter. Just as importantly, I leave the book encouraged. I recommend this book to anybody who is wrestling with the roles of faith, behavior, and worship in their lives.
I would recommend it to those who are wrestling with thoughts of whether living a Christian life is worth the effort.
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Thank you Mr Ortberg for showing us that God is all in on us and is anxious to bring his kingdom into our lives today. Sep 05, Jill rated it liked it. Most of us, if we are honest, think of eternity as a future event--something that starts after we die. But, Jesus never talked about eternity as an after-death event. He asks "what if we stopped thinking of Christians as people who profess beliefs about God and instead focused on becoming disciples who know God? Ortberg's book reads more like a theological essay. Parts of it are informative and engaging while other parts were dry and slow to read.
It is important that we understand the importance of living in eternity today, but I wish Ortberg had said it better. I have read some of his older books and have enjoyed them. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Sep 01, Sandy Griffin rated it liked it. What an inspiring and encouraging book! John Ortberg has done a phenomenal job of explaining just what eternity is, and when it begins. So when do you think eternity begins? When you die? Surprisingly that is the view many have of eternity.
It seems to be something so very far away, something to be hoped for and attained, yet if we read the scriptures, we find that eternity begins the very moment we believe in Christ for salvation. Once we grasp that realization, we become more motivated to "lay What an inspiring and encouraging book! Once we grasp that realization, we become more motivated to "lay up treasures" in heaven. We may also find ourselves looking for a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He IS, afterall, the very reason we're offered eternity with Him.
This book brings to light the realization that we should be striving toward eternity, as something we already have, yet want to add to. While Tyndale House Publishers has provided a copy of this book to me at no charge, they have in no way tried to influence my review. Everything I have said is of my own opinion and mindset. Having said that, I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a deeper insight into what eternity really is.
We too often fail to fully understand that a there is more to being a Christian than being baptized and confirmed. We make a statement of faith but miss the important part—actually following Jesus every day as we seek to become more like him. Sep 14, Mark Taylor rated it it was amazing Shelves: spiritual-formation , discipleship. John Ortberg is a master wordsmith.ssllabel-api.wecan-group.com/jep-chico-busca-chico.php
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This is a clear, pithy, delightfully-illustrated presentation of the with-God life that captures the imagination and corrects many of the damaging ways that Jesus' remarkably good news has been misunderstood and harmfully communicated in the recent generations. This book will correct the caricatures of the gospel that prevail among both Christians and their critics.
Read this book and let it illuminate your faith. This book came up in my search. And I have to say it is very enlightening. What a joy! Nov 19, Mike Sr. Wonderful and thoughtful book about the difference between following Jesus, and living with Him rather than simply believing in Him.
I've listened to this book a couple of times and will be marking favorite sections in the eBook. I can't over-recommend. Very well done! Feb 05, Camilo Colorado rated it it was amazing. Fantastic book. Really got me thinking more about living out my eternity right now as a disciple of Christ. Loved so many of the messages in the book. I will keep this book and reread every so often to continue to learn and grow from it. Cannot recommend it enough. Must read! Jun 08, Blake Western rated it it was amazing. The author emphasizes that following Christ is a daily experience. It is not just entering the gate to escape Hell and go to Heaven, but it involves all of life.
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He shows that we should not separate discipleship into a separate category. It is well written and easy to read. Wonderful read! This is a refreshing look at the Gospel message of Jesus. I am challenged anew to pursue the Kingdom in new ways! Ortberg never disappoints! Jun 09, Leigh Ann rated it really liked it.
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Then comes eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. While we cannot allow lesser things to destroy our marriages, we also cannot allow marriage to distract us from greater things. A jealous God asks us to pursue Him first and most. Then life makes sense, and everything falls into its proper place.
Love, laughter, and intimacy were all created to be enjoyed. So there is a way to love family deeply without ignoring heaven. It all comes down to our focus. Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way to have a great marriage is by not focusing on marriage. Note: This video series works best in conjunction with the book. A link to purchase the book is below.
Marriage in Light of God's Marriage in Light of Christ's Marriage in Light of Our And how should a healthy understanding of doctrinal issues—like The Trinity, the Church, sin and salvation—impact the way we live and act toward God and others? We will all face times where our faith will be challenged either by other people or by difficult circumstances.
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