Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, May 2, 2016

Soul Keeping


About The Book:  The soul is NOT “a theological and abstract subject.” The soul is the coolest, eeriest, most mysterious, evocative, crucial, sacred, eternal, life-directing, fragile, indestructible, controversial, expensive dimension of your existence. Jesus said it’s worth more than the world.  You’d be an idiot not to prize it above all else. Shouldn’t you get pretty clear on exactly what it is? Shouldn’t you know what it runs on? Wouldn’t it be worth knowing how to care for it? Two things are for sure. One is: you have a soul. The other is: if you don’t look after this one you won’t be issued a replacement.  Bestselling author John Ortberg writes another classic that will help you discover your soul and take your relationship with God to the next level.
About The Author:  John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat.  John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Today and Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at
My Thoughts On The Book:  I did not choose this book, it chose me.....or I should really say it was chosen for me.  It was an assigned reading for a book study I participate in with a group of fellow pastors.  I did not have time for this study.  I did not really want to participate, but I did and as always God knew what he was doing.  Then end of my school year is here and I have found myself grumpy and unsettled.  I discovered in this feast of wisdom that my soul was not being taken care of.  It was not well with my soul.  I should know better.  I am a Christian and I lead a flock at my church....and if my soul is not healthy then I need to fix it!  This book is a discovery of what it means to take care of your soul.  I loved it.  I wish I had written it.  I was sad when the book study ended.  I have read several books by John Ortenburg and I must say this was my all time favorite.  I plan to keep it in my library and reread it when my soul is wilting.  Great read!  Must read!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book from Amazon and Zondervan Publishing Company as part of a book study. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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