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

Narrated by: Maurice England
Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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Winner of the 2002 Christianity Today Book Award! You're One Step Away from the Adventure of Your Life!

Deep within you lies the same faith and longing that sent Peter walking across the wind-swept Sea of Galilee toward Jesus. In what ways is the Lord telling you, as he did Peter, "Come"? John Ortberg invites you to consider the incredible potential that awaits you outside your comfort zone. 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. The experience is terrifying. It's thrilling beyond belief. It's everything you'd expect of someone worthy to be called Lord. 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. There's just one requirement: If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat.

©2010 John Ortberg (P)2010 Zondervan

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  • 20-05-12

I want to get out of the boat!!

Challenging, Inspiring and practical ways of putting your faith into practice and overcoming the fear that you may fail!

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God calls us to get out of our comfort zone

If you want to be challenge yourself as to whether you are in or out of the boat in your journey with Jesus this is the book for you

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very good and encouraging book

I loved the book, I will listen to it for second time as it is worth it

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Brilliant read. The reader had the right voice .

The rendition was perfect. You felt invited to walk along and explore charming streams. Pleasant

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great book

A book in always wanted to read, I was not disappointed. Loved Maurice England's narration.

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Don’t buy if you don’t want to be judged by god

Bought this book on recommendation that it has been life changing for some. I could not get past the early chapter advising that God will be waiting with a performance review of your life for you, (if you reach heaven) so you’d better make sure you do something good with your life or he’ll have something to say about it. Well....so much for religion being welcoming and encouraging to folks who haven’t lived a perfect life or are unlikely to do anything spectacular in the future. For me, looking for a spiritual pathway, this completely turned me off. Despite attempts to persevere with this book I just could not get past this section. I will be looking elsewhere for ‘spiritual enlightenment’ i’m afraid.

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A lovely book

A very lovely book; I find the American accent somewhat irriating, however, on content I found it interesting and inspiring. The Biblical text is a bit missing leading somewhat, but just has to look at the text to whom the author is referring to, to get it right.

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  • Mark Wallace
  • 18-04-17

inspiration and motivating

this is a good one to listen to over and over again. Especially good if you are in a sry season and are looking for encouragement to get you moving forward.

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  • Michelle A. Brock
  • 10-10-19

Life changing book!

This book changed my entire thought process on what it means to find your calling and passion. The stories he shared were funny and relatable with a solid moral at the end. I laughed, took notes and bookmarked a bunch of clips. I can't wait to apply everything I am taking away from this wonderful book! My best nugget was we cannot try harder at faith, work harder to receive faith, Simply draw near to God seek and you will find!

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  • graham brooke-smith
  • 15-11-19

BORING

I usually enjoy John Ortberg but this was, to me, a very boring read. As a self help encourager it was OK but really lacked and spiritual depth.

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  • Julie S
  • 13-05-19

Outstanding

Such an awesome study! Love the intensity of scripture, multiple ways to do the study also. Looks at fears and also how wonderfully Big and powerful God is. Excellent small group study!

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  • jeremiah brauhn
  • 31-01-19

a book I needed

love this book! I am ready to get out of the boat! I feel so encouraged and I am ready to let go of fear and embrace what God has called to do. he is in control not me. thank you!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-01-19

Excellent!!!!!

I enjoyed the humor throughout the book. Reading this book validated my faith, strengthened my resolve, and expanded my horizons. Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-11-18

Convicting

I love how Pastor John Ortberg wrote this book with bible examples and scriptures but also his own personal experiences (many made me laugh) which touched my heart and soul and has motivated my walk with my Lord. Also several chapters were useful for ministry to my children — they are getting the book for Christmas. I look forward to reading more books by Pastor Ortberg.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-10-18

probably will read this book again!

great book. reader was great. glad my church recommend. stretched me. easy read. please enjoy.

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  • Maverick York
  • 24-05-18

shallow and repetitive

all you need to read is the title, and you will know the whole book - milk toast

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  • cal2atl
  • 23-12-17

Loved the book!!!

Great message with a great narrator. This book helped me put things in perspective. We have to move in order to walk on water. Action is essential.