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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The book revolves around the story of Peter in Matthew 14 as he takes a giant leap of faith to walk on the water. In this session, through the story of Joseph, you will learn how to keep walking with God through good or bad situations. This book uses the story of Peter walking on the water as a teaching example for how we all need waer 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.

Just enough to come to Jesus. Apr 15, Heather Lyle rated it it was amazing. It’s thrilling beyond belief. Before Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for polio that finally worked, he tried two hundred unsuccessful ones.

I finished the book in 5 days, I enjoyed it so much. What has failure done for you? It is part of discovering and obeying our calling. The Bible records the stories of many people who had to choose whether to trust God and step out in faith. I’m not sure if it was the high expectations, or the actual mediocre nature of the book, but i found it hard to read, and although there were section which encouraged or challenged, on the whole if felt more like a long slog than life changing. Others will come after you.


How would you like ortbedg have that job title? As a crucial part of your calling, you were given certain gifts, talents, longings, and desires. But because they say yes to God, they learn and grow even from their failures.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The choice is yours to know him as only a water-walker can, al What could you life be if you’d just get out of the boat? Christianity Today Book Award It is the alternative to boredom and stagnation.

I don’t like this genre of literature, so once I got passed the initial great connections, it felt tedious. What do the following verses reveal about God?

Far too many of us have put our faith in a casual Christianity that never compels us to leave our comfort zones. I’m so grateful I was given the opportunity to read it.

This session, through studying David uohn he dwelled in a cave, helps you deal with failure with God by your side. I found myself laughing out loud several times during the course of this book.

What has failure kept you from doing? My relationships, my job, you name it, I always feel like I’m not good enough. May ojhn, Mac rated it it was amazing. The fifth chapter had some meat in The first two chapters were great.

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

What could you life be if you’d just get out of the boat? Discovering the power of Jesus Video Highlights When John Ortberg and his wife took their hot-air balloon ride, the competence of their pilot became very important to them.


This not only involves a mental acknowledgement of Wqlk power, but requires them to take a step of action based on the assumption that God is trustworthy as well. Subscribe to Watch or Login. Gideon was afraid to take the challenge the angel of the Lord presented to him.

Walk into the average American home and hide the remote control, and watch what happens. This book is a great teacher on faith, what it is, what it is not, and John Ortberg is real about his own faith, and an author that is real about his own experiences is always one I resonate with the most. This book definitely challenges you to “get out of the boat”. Then someone invented a TV with a beeper so that when you clap your hands, the remote control will beep until you find it.

Oct 12, Shanshan rated it liked it. This book was an epiphany for me particularly Chapter 8 on Focussing on Jesus. It’s the adventure of a lifetime make that an eternity! And because God if faithful, the better you know Him, the more you will trust Him.

What’s Water-Walking?

Your boat is whatever you are tempted to put your trust in, especially when life gets a little stormy. You are the salt of the earth. It is a way we think about outcomes. I found it encouraging, i For those interested in reading spiritual ‘study books’ or supplemental guides to complement Bible study, this is a good read.

My only complaint is that I wish I would have read it sooner.