The Me I Want to Be [NOOK Book]

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The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg—the bestselling author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; God Is Closer Than You Think; and The Life You’ve Always Wanted—will help you discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to “live in the flow of the spirit.”

But if God has a perfect vision for your life, why does spiritual growth seem so ...
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Overview

The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg—the bestselling author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; God Is Closer Than You Think; and The Life You’ve Always Wanted—will help you discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to “live in the flow of the spirit.”

But if God has a perfect vision for your life, why does spiritual growth seem so difficult?

John Ortberg has some intriguing answers to that question, and he has organized his thoughts and God's words into a straightforward and timely guide for living your best life in The Me I Want to Be.

This book will show how God's perfect vision for you starts with a powerful promise. All those who trust in God "will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit" (Jeremiah 17:7-8).

Ortberg urges you to recognize your brokenness, understand that God is the project manager, and follow His directions. The author first helps gauge your spiritual health and measure the gap between where you are now and where God intends you to be. Then he provides detailed tasks and exercises to help you live in the flow of the Spirit, circumventing real-world barriers—pain and sorrow, temptations, self-doubt, sin—to flourish even in a dark and broken world.

As you start living in the flow, you will feel:

— a deeper connection with God
— a growing sense of joy
— an honest recognition of your brokenness
— less fear, more trust
— a growing sense of being “rooted in love”
— a deeper sense of purpose

God invites you to join Him in crafting an abundant and joy-filled life. The Me I Want to Be shows you how to graciously accept His invitation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310572046
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 12/22/2009
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 70,059
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Ortberg is senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of Who is this Man, The Life You've Always Wanted and If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat. John and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children.  

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    John Ortberg is one of the best. Clarity, Real, Meaningful, Genuine

    This book was recommended by a dear friend that has helped my through some ruff patches. With out a doubt, If your a christian and want to become a better version of yourself and come closer to God, then this is the book for you. In one word, he helps give you prespective. A different way of life that is totally faith based. A clarity about your christian needs and what is needed to continue your walk with God. An absolute must for your home library, bed side table and every day living. Excellent!!! I would not hesitate to give this as a gift at a wedding, shower, to a new christian or to a friend who is in need of some clarity.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    No more "Shoulds or Oughts" !!

    Finally a book that speaks freedom to anyone struggling with past hurts from "Christians" burdening people with rules, "you shoulds" and "you ought's". No more trying to measure up to standards that have been driving good people from churches for years. Ortberg's book, "The Me I Want To Be" explores how living in the flow of the strengths that God gave you when you were born, you flourish and become more of who you were created to be. And everyone one is different!! There's grace enough for everyone who doesn't fit into a mold the modern church has been condemning people to. In this book discover the life-giving freedom to be who you were meant to be!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2012

    Great! So full of nuggets of wisdom, you'll want to take notes

    Great book. It removes the guilt of not being the perfect Christian, while giving you the freedom and tools to work toward just that.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    This book is very good. The disappointment was in learning tha

    This book is very good. The disappointment was in learning that the on-line survey is no longer available, and that this was not clear when I purcased multiple copies and the faciliator material to use with a group.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Great Read!

    Really enjoyed this book. Very insightful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Loved it.

    Well written. Loved his added sense of humor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    A must read!

    This book is a must read for any Christian trying to grow and strengthen their relationship with Christ.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Read this book.

    There's not much more I can say. John tells plenty of interesting, funny stories, and he has this very human way of presenting everything that doesn't sound judgmental or demanding at all. He shows us what we've been missing in our relationship with God, and I've been loving every second of it. :)

    Read this book. Period. You owe it to yourself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Kindle edition does not open.

    The Kindle edition does not open.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    The Me I want to Be...

    It is a good read and hard to put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    This book changed my life

    Specific examples from John Ortberg's own life which make it "real."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    GREAT CHRISTIAN BOOK!

    I ORDERED THIS BOOK FOR MY MOM FOR A BIBLE CLASS SHE ATTENDS & SHE REALLY LIKES IT! SHE SAYS IT GIVES YOU ALOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT GOOD CHRISTIAN VALUES! I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT ANYONE WHO HAS GOOD CHRISTIAN VALUES SHOULD READ IT! MY PARENTS & I STUDIED ANOTHER GOOD CHRISTIAN BOOK BY THIS SAME AUTHOR & THAT BOOK WAS REALLY GOOD,IN FACT IT PERTAINED TO CURRENT THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON IN OUR WORLD TODAY!

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Good for self analysis

    Probably wouldn't buy it again.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

    I'm glad I bought it!

    I have always enjoyed Ortberg's books but I have alreday read a few on the topic of "identity" and "who God made me to be" so I was hestitant to buy this when it first came out. I was able to sample the first chapter and what I read stayed in my thoughts for days so I figured it was worth purchasing the book! I have not put it down since I bought it and have learned many new things about myself and our Creator. It is easy to read, yet incredibly insightful and biblically based. It is worth buying!

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Never worry alone

    My headline is one of 100 notes I made while reading this book. I read on average 2-3 books per month. Those that have no underlines or notes get sold at Half Price Books. This book is a permanent addition to my library. Ortberg is a master at teaching a principle, telling a related story and then giving readers (or listeners to his sermons) a practical application. Some of my notes are:
    * Love is something you do, not a feeling.
    * Trying to improve your weakness is like trying to teach a rabbit to swin.
    * Everyone has a signature sin that is likely linked to one of my greatest strengths.

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