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If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat (Participant's Guide)

John OrtbergStephen SorensonAmanda Sorenson
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If You Want to Walk on Water, Youve Got to Get Out of the Boat (Participants Guide)
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If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat (Participant's Guide)

John OrtbergStephen SorensonAmanda Sorenson

In this six-session study pastor and author John Ortberg teaches people how to trust God more fully. Using testimonial interviews to illustrate his talks, Ortberg teaches participants the skills essential for ?water-walking? in faith with God. Designed for use with the video.



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About "If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat (Participant's Guide)"

In this six-session study pastor and author John Ortberg teaches people how to trust God more fully. Using testimonial interviews to illustrate his talks, Ortberg teaches participants the skills essential for ?water-walking? in faith with God. Designed for use with the video.


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Meet the Authors

John Ortberg

John Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California, and previously served as teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. He is the best-selling author of Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, Love Beyond Reason, and Old Testament Challenge. He has written for Christianity Today and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal. His most recent publications include When the Game is Over, God is Closer than you Think, and Overcoming Your Shadow Mission.
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Stephen Sorenson

Stephen and Amanda Sorenson are founders of Sorenson Communications and have co-written many small group curriculum guidebooks, including the entire Faith Lessons series.

Amanda Sorenson

Stephen and Amanda Sorenson are founders of Sorenson Communications and have co-written many small group curriculum guidebooks, including the entire Faith Lessons series.

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A Book that is Highly Readable, At Times Humorous But Always Insightful! Highly Recommended!
5 stars By Dr. Bernard Low, Jun 19 2015
This book, by one of my favorite authors, is based on Matthew 14:25-32 which records the incident of Peter walking on water. In his exposition of the Matthean passage over ten chapters, Ortberg challenges the readers to come out of their comfort zone (represented by the boat) to embrace, follow and live out the life that God has intended and in store for them to live - a life that is purposeful, meaning, and characterized by growth. It is a life of extreme discipleship in which the believer denies comfort as the ultimate value of life, leaves the comfort of routine existence and abandons himself to the high adventure of following God. From Matthew's account of Peter walking on water, Ortberg also very helpfully discusses various issues related to getting out of one's boat including discerning the call, crisis, opportunity, failure, fear, suffering, focusing on Jesus, and waiting on God. The alternative to getting out of the boat, to growth, is to wither and die and missing out on the life that God has meant and wanted us to live. Ortberg's treatment of failure is particularly helpful. He points out that failure is an indispensable, irreplaceable part of learning and growth. He also argues that failure does not shape us but it's how we respond to failure. This book is very readable, at times humorous, but always insightful. Highly recommended!
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5 stars By Sandra, Dec 05 2014
I knew I needed a little encouragement to step out of my comfort zone and into God's plans for me, and this book was just the little shove I needed. I was worried that a whole book about one little story in the bible would be too much, but each chapter dealt with a different aspect of God's calling. The book is very easy to read, with lots of personal stories (many of them making me lol!) and relevant bible passages. There were so many parts that I wanted to take special note of that I ended up with a quarter of the book hi-lighted!
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 379647
  • Product Code 9780310692225
  • ISBN 0310692229
  • EAN 9780310692225
  • Department Ministry
  • Category Ministry Resources
  • Sub-Category Courses
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date May 2013
  • Sales Rank #45439
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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