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The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You Paperback – November 4, 2014
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The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You provides a fine personal account of spiritual thought, surveying God’s deas for personal growth and offering a survey of natural gifts and how God seeks r redemption and personal strengths alike. Any spiritual reader will find this packed with details on how to be an individual and spiritually enlighten, making The Me I Want To be a find addition to any spirituality collection. (The Midwest Book Review) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg--the bestselling author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, God Is Closer Than You Think, The Life You've Always Wanted--will help you discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to live in the flow of the spirit.But if God has a perfect vision for your life, why does spiritual growth seem so difficult? John Ortberg has some intriguing answers to that question, and he has organized his thoughts and God's words into a straightforward and timely guide for living your best life.This book will show how God's perfect vision for you starts with a powerful promise. All those who trust in God "will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit" (Jeremiah 17:7-8).Ortberg urges you to recognize your brokenness, understand that God is the project manager, and follow His directions. The author first helps gauge your spiritual health and measure the gap between where you are now and where God intends you to be. Then he provides detailed tasks and exercises to help you live in the flow of the Spirit, circumventing real-world barriers--pain and sorrow, temptations, self-doubt, sin--to flourish even in a dark and broken world. As you start living in the flow, you will feel:-- a deeper connection with God-- a growing sense of joy-- an honest recognition of your brokenness-- less fear, more trust-- a growing sense of being rooted in love-- a deeper sense of purposeGod invites you join Him in crafting an abundant and joy-filled life. The Me I Want to Be shows you how to graciously accept His invitation. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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My husband and I read this so we could help lead a retreat for teen leaders that used this as the main topic. I'll be honest, I was not impressed by the first two chapters of this. They felt fluffy and like the author was just telling people to feel better about themselves. (I also felt like some of his illustrations did not actually illustrate his point well at all in those chapters.) Anyway, chapter 3 on got much better. He actually did get into some practical things to do to grow spiritually, and his illustrations got much better from then on out too. It took me quite a while to get through this because 1) I wasn't super motivated to read it after those first two chapters, and 2) it was a busy time with packing up from summer travels, flying home and orientation for the school year going on and such. It ended up being good and the teens seemed to get some good things out of it. I thought the best chapter was the one on worry. It had some very practical and poignant advice. There are quite a lot of books on Christian life out there for teens. I personally would recommend a couple others before this one, not that it was bad or anything it just doesn't stick with you as well as say some of Kyle Idleman's books do.
I strongly recommend this book to anyone who desires a closer relationship with Christ, no matter where they are in their Christian walk. I also suggest that after you finish The Man I Want to Be, you read Kyle Idleman's Not a Fan and the book Weird (by Goeschman).
The second time I read The Me I Want to Be was as part of a staff devotional study -- a chapter a week for 22 weeks. That sounds like drudgery to a speed reader like me, but even at a slow, deliberate pace there was that moment each week I sense the Spirit speaking, found myself laughing and learning. Because that's why I love John Ortberg's books, he makes me laugh, he leads me to learn, he calls me to the great life that God intended.
My only criticism of The Me I Want to Be is the title. I like the subtitle better: Becoming God's Best Version of You. The title puts the focus on me, while the subtitle puts the focus on God. The Me I too often want to be is a cheaper cut of becoming God's best version of me.
I give The Me I Want to Be 5 out of 5 stars. It is a great read, even more it is a life transforming read. As John says, "God wants to redeem you, not exchange you." Or my favorite word of the book God wants to make you, "you-ier". This is a great book for individuals and small groups. As one person in our all staff study put it, "Some times I don't understand the books you pick, but this one was your best ever." I agree. I think you will too. Check out a sample of The Me I Want to Be here. Even more pick up a copy of the book and become God's best version of a you-ier you.
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