Living the God Life: Finding God's Extraordinary Love in Your Everyday Life : Monday, April 18, 20
April 18 2005 by John Ortberg. Inspirio Imprint of Zondervan Publishing. 206 pages. $14.99

Living the God Life: Finding God's Extraordinary Love in Your Everyday Life : Monday, April 18, 2005
Monday, April 18, 2005

Living the God Life: Finding God's Extraordinary Love in Your Everyday Life

By John Ortberg. Inspirio Imprint of Zondervan Publishing. 206 pages. $14.99
Review by Wayne Hager

The jacket cover gives away the authors idea of life. When you look closely at the "GOD" of the title, you see a faint "O" set off to the side of the clearly visible "O". Read this as the author's contention that living a GOD life is really living a GOOD life.

This is a unique devotional book. It has no listing of devotions in the front and no published plan for its use. There is also no forward by the author. The book is simply divided up into three parts: "Love is All Around; Turning Ho-Hum into Dee-Dah; and Doing the Double Dares." Outside of that, the reader is left to decide how much of the reading constitutes his/her devotional reading.

There is no consistent pattern and different type sizes, which you could indicate that you have entered into a new thought - but maybe not. I found myself sometimes reading the scripture passages and sometimes just the quotations.

Ortberg is concerned to highlight the incredible love from God that one can discover in everyday life. He steers clear of preacher language and theological jargon. He simply speaks from the heart. He leads the reader on a progression from coming to realize the presence of God in the world, to a celebration of that love, then to a commitment to live out and share that love.

The freshness of Ortberg's writing will not bore the reader. I have already found myself just going back and opening the book to any page and letting the words to speak to me. One series of writings on peace has already made it as a long quotation in an Advent sermon.

This is a wonderful book to give as a gift for Christmas. The binding is attractive, the size is convenient, and the ribbon marker is a nice touch.

4/18/2005 12:00:00 AM by John Ortberg. Inspirio Imprint of Zondervan Publishing. 206 pages. $14.99 | with 0 comments




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