10 Book Quotes By John Ortberg

By November 19, 2013Authors

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Here are 10 book quotes from John Ortberg, author of The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You. My entire church read this book in small groups, and it is a powerful book. The book offers wisdom on living inside God’s will and gives related scripture verses to emphasize the teaching. It’s one of my favorite books, so you’ll see me share John Ortberg quotes on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. If you are a small group leader I highly recommend this book and the related DVD’s. Since this book was published, there is now a Teen Version with Leaders Guide. Here are some John Ortberg quotes from the book:

  1. We live in a generation of “helicopter parents” who constantly swoop in to their children’s lives to make sure no one is mistreating them and that they experience one unobstructed success after another in school, sports, relationships. John Ortberg
  2. Prayer, more than any other single activity, is what places us in the flow of the Spirit. When we pray, hearts get convicted, sin gets confessed, believers get united, intentions get encouraged, people receive guidance, evil gets defeated, grace gets released, illness gets healed, sorrows are comforted, faith is born, hope is grown, and love triumphs. John Ortberg
  3. Our memories are not simply faulty; they are faulty in favor of our egos. John Ortberg
  4.  The characters in the bible are not sterile moral object lessons; they are real people with flaws and ambiguity through whom God somehow works. John Ortberg
  5.  God never grows two people the same way. God is a hand-crafter, not a mass producer. God does not do “one size fits all.’ John Ortberg
  6.  God’s plan is not just for us to be saved by grace- it’s for us to live by grace. John Ortberg
  7.  When you fail to become the person God designed, all the rest of us miss out on the gift you were meant to be. John Ortberg
  8.  There is an enormous difference between following rules and following Jesus, because I can follow rules without cultivating the right heart. John Ortberg
  9.  My spiritual maturity is not measured by following rules.  It’s measured by my capacity to love. John Ortberg
  10. Every once in awhile you do something that surprises you and catch a glimpse of the person you were made to be.  John Ortberg

Source: John Ortberg- The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You  Zondervan; Har/Psc edition (December 22, 2009)

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