The Life You've Always Wanted
An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questions
The heart of Christianity is transformationâ€”a relationship with God that impacts not just our "spiritual lives," but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianityâ€”God's power to bring change and growthâ€”and reveals both the how and why of transformation.
With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You've Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It's a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journeyâ€”Jesus Christ.
As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistentlyâ€”training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spiritâ€”joy, peace, kindness, etc.â€”are the signposts along the way.
Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You've Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that's worth livingâ€”a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.