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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It will have to be God and me doing it together [I like to say God working through me as His instrument]. The choice is yours to know him as only a water-walker can, aligning yourself with God’s purpose for your life in the process. Aug 05, Heather rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. wateg

I become encouraged and refreshed whenever I finish a chapter. Life without the remote control is an unbearable burden for the average American family. May God Bless all who read it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As a o part of your calling, you were given certain gifts, talents, longings, and desires. You are the salt of the earth.

Jesus is still looking for people who love and trust Him enough to step out of the boat. But because they say yes to God, they learn and grow even from their failures.

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I found myself laughing out loud several times during the course of this book. The audible narrator–Maurice England–was great–he sounded like a husky voiced jolly grandfatherly type of person, imparting bits of country wisdom. It’s all about faith and finding God every day. Ortberg has a great writing style, blending comedy with authentic teaching, wakk pulls you in as a reader!


The calling that fully engages what God has given you is a holy task! The third and fourth chapter I had to sludge through, but only because I am tired of the Christian version of “find the color of your parachute” iohn you can serve Jesus better.

Others will come after you. As a rule, the people whom we read about in Ortbedg who were called by God felt inadequate. How did God appear to Moses, and what did he want Moses to do?

What could you life be if you’d just get out of the boat? Christianity Today Book Award Trust held him up.

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

He’s not telling us not to fear while shaking His finger at us, rather He is telling us that to tell us to trust Him in the midst of the scariest times of our lives, that He is there and that it is when we are most afraid that we can cling to Him the most. Want to Read saving…. You are the light of the world.

Out on the risky waters of faith, Jesus is waiting to meet you in ways that will change you forever, deepening your character and your trust in God.

What’s Water-Walking?

Like each of the disciples, we must choose how we will respond to God. Failure is not something that happens to us or a label we attach to things. This book uses the story of Peter walking on the water as a teaching example for how we all need to do daring things, stretch ourselves, try something new, put ourselves out of our comfort zone, in order to grow and allow the Lord to help us.

A car crash or a diving accident can paralyze a body, but the death of hope paralyzes the spirit. Really awesome book about the power of stepping out on faith.


But over the long haul, leaving easily has a tendency to produce people who live in a pattern wakl giving up. The worst failure is to never get out of the boat. Return to Book Page.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Taking time to worship Him focuses us on His character, His omnipotence, His greatness. Open Preview See a Problem?

John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. I highly recommend the oon to anyone who is trying to gain a better understanding iohn how Biblical principles relate to everyday life. They are always beyond what people can do, because He wants to demonstrate His nature, His strength, His provision, and His kindness to His people and to a watching world.

It is challenging all of us to look carefully at our faith! But one way or another, there will be fear. Will I remember that things look different wtaer God because He views things from an eternal perspective? They will have to take the first step. The other idea that gave me pause was the idea that if you are “gifted”, not using your gift defeats the purpose of the creator to give you that gift, because, like any gift giver, the creator is also disappointed if you don’t put that gift especially chosen for you to use.

I read this one a few years ago and it eater challenges you to walk with God amidst all of the challenges in our lives.