If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat has ratings John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you. “Failure does not shape you; the way you respond to failure shapes you.” ― John Ortberg Jr., 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 is a book written by John Ortberg that uses the New Testament account of Jesus walking.

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This phrase indicates an epiphany — a manifestation of God. What has failure done for you?

God has an inextinguishable habit of asking people to do things that are scary to them. Winner of the Christianity Today Book Award! I like Ortberg’s style of writing and plan to re-read th Highly recommended for those seeking to deepen their relationship with Christ and strengthen their faith. There is a consistent pattern in Scripture of what happens in a life that God wants to use and improve: It’s thrilling beyond belief.

Ortberg has a g “Then sometimes it will be in the act of getting out of the boat that I see Jesus passing by and I see a God who is bigger than I had imagined. I am new to Goodreads but not to reading well written and inspirational books.


Jul 12, Lisa Pietsch rated it it was amazing. They weren’t bad chapters, and there is nothing wrong with people looking at their strengths and weaknesses to make better choices for vocation and avocations.

What I don’t like about this book is, because these are very good, thoughtful sermons, I feel I need more time to internalize the inspiration and challenges each chapter presents. Want to Read saving…. I found myself laughing out loud several times during the course of this book.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s the type of book you’d love to reread again and again and still get new insights from watter each time you do. Published February 8th by Zondervan first published January 1st It is the alternative to boredom and stagnation. The closing chapter, “How Big is Your God? It reads like ten sermons in a series preached by the author, that are later transcribed into a book.

How would you define failure?

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The worst failure is to never get out of the boat. Subscribe to Watch or Login. Jan 05, Joni rated it really liked it.

Feb 23, Linda rated it it was amazing. I hope they will also encourage you! God knows how fearful we are, and he sometimes uses uncomfortable, real-world challenges to cause us to choose where we will place our trust.

If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat – Study Gateway

ortbegg It reads like ten sermon This is a book that focuses on an account in the New Testament about Peter walking on water after seeing Jesus appear to the disciples’ boat in the Sea of Galilee. We are, wa,k of all, according to Scripture, called to know God, to receive His love and mercy, and to be His children. I like Ortberg’s style of writing and plan to re-read this very soon, probably in book format to go through it more in depth and answer the questions at the end of each chapter. In this session, through the story of Joseph, you will learn how to keep walking with God through good or bad situations.


The third and fourth watet I had to sludge through, but only because I am tired of the Christian version of “find the color of your parachute” so you can serve Jesus better. A calling is often a different story. May God Bless all who read it.

Apr 15, Heather Lyle rated it it was amazing. The book revolves around wafer story of Peter in Matthew 14 as he takes a giant leap of faith to walk on the water.

You were made for something more…. To our relationship with God? It is a way we think about outcomes.