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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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Værker af John Ortberg

Gro i tro (1997) 913 eksemplarer
Love Beyond Reason (1998) 384 eksemplarer
Faith and Doubt (2008) 347 eksemplarer
Fully Devoted (2000) 173 eksemplarer
Giving (1600) 95 eksemplarer
Gifts (2000) 76 eksemplarer
Acts: Build Community (1999) 71 eksemplarer
Growing in Christ (2003) 65 eksemplarer
1 John (1999) 63 eksemplarer
Living the God Life (1626) 52 eksemplarer
Imagine Life God's Way: Parables (2002) 50 eksemplarer
Exodus (1999) 44 eksemplarer
Your Magnificent Chooser (2017) 34 eksemplarer
God Is Closer Than You Think (2005) 25 eksemplarer
What Is God's Will for My Life? (2016) 24 eksemplarer
Revelation (2002) 23 eksemplarer
Look Through God-Colored Glasses (2009) 8 eksemplarer
You Can't Take It with You (2009) 6 eksemplarer
Masterful Leadership: Leading Like Jesus (2005) — Forfatter — 5 eksemplarer
Learning to wait. (2001) 4 eksemplarer
Life Changing Love (1600) 3 eksemplarer
Build community : Acts 3 eksemplarer
Flow (2004) 3 eksemplarer
Krtkův den (2013) 2 eksemplarer
One month to live 2 eksemplarer
Stark in stürmischen Zeiten (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Coping With Depression (2005) 2 eksemplarer
Somos Todos (a)Normais? (2005) 2 eksemplarer
Get Out of the Boat 1 eksemplar
Gaben. Gott begeistert dienen (2002) 1 eksemplar
The Sin Tamer 1 eksemplar
The Gap 1 eksemplar
The Last Taboo 1 eksemplar
Abenteuer Alltag 1 eksemplar
O Deus que Abre Portas (2017) 1 eksemplar
Barefoot Tribe 1 eksemplar
Calling Forwarding 1 eksemplar
Hope for the Hurting (2005) 1 eksemplar

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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 | 2 andre anmeldelser | 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 | 4 andre anmeldelser | 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: https://suesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2023/05/eternity-is-now-by-john-ortberg.htm...
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SueinCyprus | May 29, 2023 |



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