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Looking for God: An Unexpected Journey through Tattoos, Tofu, and Pronouns Hardcover – Feb 20 2008

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (Feb. 14 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414313322
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414313320
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14.6 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #696,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A former teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, Ortberg presents a candid compilation of personal essays on finding God in the most unlikely times and places. Ortberg, wife to bestselling author and pastor John Ortberg, opens her highly amusing and refreshingly transparent text reminiscing about bygone years as a young mom who couldn't make time for a quiet time. Recalling those nonstop, hectic early parenting seasons, Ortberg admits to feeling guilty pressure from the church at large until she experienced God's presence while sitting on a park bench, watching her kids play. She realized that particular God encounter counted as much as any quiet time did. From that moment on, Ortberg discovered a multifaceted God who delights in creating and displaying diversity from one end of creation to the other. Ortberg challenges Christians to examine their tendency to compare themselves with others, teaching them to have the courage to reach out to others selflessly and to view work as a blessed conduit to excellence. Every single offering Ortberg presents feels both beautiful and true. Christians will find themselves inhaling these fragrant written reminders of God's intimate care only to then exhale Christ's love to others in holy response. (Mar.)
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With her long history in Christian ministry, Nancy Ortberg's thoughts are fresh and freeing to those of us who basically need a break from Christian-ese. She is encouraging in her desire to grow deeper in her relationship with Christ, and point out those small God-moments that happen in the very ordinary every day occurences of life. This is a great devotional read for leaders.
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We read this in our book club and it was a great read. Very easy to read, almost like she is blogging or having a conversation with you. Her stories are interesting and the best part of the book.
Definitely made me see being a Christian in a different light!!! Just the ending was a bit blah, needed a fireworks ending, that's why I didn't give it 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Connection to God Feb. 16 2009
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When I first purchased this book I was looking for a deeper way to relate to God...this book did it. Nancy's words relate to many aspects of people's lives. Her words are biblically based but real. Her stories were relatable and engaging. It was very hard to put this book down but I do agree that you can keep this book and focus on one chapter at a time to reflect on and apply her words. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is seeking a better understanding of God (and yes, I know that is probably everyone :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Life Feb. 21 2008
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I wonder how Nancy got inside my head to know exactly what I was going through. If you have ever felt like you were not connecting with God, this book will remind you that we are NEVER NOT connected to Him. I will never again look at a sunset, the faces of my children, a mountain range or the stars the same way. Amazing book. This is a MUST read for everyone!
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, honest book Nov. 30 2010
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I truly enjoyed reading this book. My daughter (she went to school in Rockford with Nancy's husband) gave it to me and it was so inspiring. I have reread chapters and gave copies to others and recommended it to many. I don't agree with all of her thoughts, but overall I appreciated and was inspired by reading her take on her spiritual journey.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Unexpected Places We Find God Feb. 13 2008
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Looking for God consists of a collection of essays which explore various aspects of spirituality. Through personal reflections and anecdotes from her own life, Ortberg conveys her struggle to encounter God outside the box. She confronts assumptions about spirituality common in the church - such as the necessity of structured Quiet Times or the idea that singing equates with worship. Her path revealed to her places where God reaches out to speak to us that were often unexpected and unsettling, but which she found she must embrace if she dared grow in her faith. Reading these stories, one is not preached at as to how one must encounter God, but shown a glimpse of how God can work in people's lives for the good.

Readers who enjoyed the spiritual insights and memoirs of books like Don Miller's Blue Like Jazz, will resonate with Ortberg's collection here. The stories range from the witty and amusing, to the challenging, to the downright heart-breaking. I encourage others to take a look at these stories of one woman's journey to experience a deeper and larger faith than she ever thought was possible. Looking for God is an affirmation of how big God truly is and of the creative ways he calls us into a more vibrant relationship with him. I am appreciative of the opportunity to "hear" from Nancy Ortberg through this book; hers is a voice that serves well to translate these concepts to wide audiences.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In a word ... "HONESTY." May 8 2008
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If I were to sum up Nancy Ortberg's new book LOOKING FOR GOD in one word, it would be "Honesty." Through 20 chapters, Nancy presents a fresh look at faith by honest musings and recollections of every day life situations where if we are not paying attention we could miss God's presence.

A couple of chapters have really stood out to me. The first being the chapter on what a quiet time is. I could not agree more of her assessment of how we have some how determined that regardless of how a person may be living and treating others, as long, as he or she is having a quiet time --- we deem their lives as being spiritually healthy. When in reality love is the true measurement. The other chapter that really stood out for me was the one on Normal everyday life. It really speaks to the importance of broadening our understanding of how God desires to connect in our day-to-day occurrences.

The book also sheds light on an important aspect of spiritual life that is regularly overlooked. Often times the conventional way of doing spiritual life is seen from a male perspective. Meaning, if we hear a message on solitude and/or extended time of prayer - we can take action on it by scheduling in those kinds of times. For a woman that is not always the case, especially when they have children in their early years. My wife is currently in this life stage and I have seen how through the course of her day she has had to find ways to connect with God outside of conventional means. Nancy does a great job of speaking into this.

I have heard Nancy speak on several occasions and you can hear her voice through these pages. In addition , for years I have benefited from Nancy's leadership from afar and I am thrilled that she has put some of her thoughts and musings into print so many others can benefit.

It is a very refreshing and insightful book. I hope you will be prodded to read it.