3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Helpful, enjoyable and inspirational ... if a little weak on bible,
This review is from: IF YOU WANT TO WALK ON WATER YOUVE GOT TO GET OUT OF THE BOAT (Paperback)
... Well, not hopelessly weak. John Ortberg has great fun unpacking the story of Peter walking on water in detail. It's just that sometimes points are driven hope by his obviously huge personality and brilliant illustrations rather than convincingly unpacked from Scripture. That, of course, can be a very dangerous thing; and from time to time I wasn't sure that his point and God's point were the same.
Having said that, he mostly guards himself from that danger, and the book is so practically helpful that it will make a real difference to my life and my Christian ministry. It has encouraged me in a powerful way to be bold in trusting God, rather than being too cautious to dare to do anything.
One particular point that will stick with me was a chapter that focussed on King David and his days living in the cave - the overwhelming frustrations and feeling of God's absence, yet trusting God and doing right by him even then.
Thank you John Ortberg for your thoughtful insights and encouragement.