The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You

The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You

Reading The Me I Want to Be is your first step to becoming God?s best version of you. Join bestselling author and pastor John Ortberg as he guides you through the sometimes difficult but ultimately fulfilling journey towards a uniquely created spirituality. One designed just for you ? one that will enable you to experience God more fully each day. Available in four unique co Reading The Me I Want to Be is your first step to becoming God?s best version of you. Join bestselling author and...

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Title:The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You
Author:John Ortberg
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Genres:Christian
ISBN:031027592X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:264 pages pages

The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God's Best Version of You Reviews

  • Nancy
    May 25, 2017
    I am a big fan of John Ortberg, and this book is another reason why. In this book, he applies biblical knowledge to everyday situations and challenges. Becoming the best "you" you can be is God's plan for you, and following these principles will bring tremendously more peace, harmony a...
  • JennanneJ
    Oct 03, 2012
    "Ironically, becoming this person will never happen if my primary focus is on me, just as no one becomes happy if their main goal is to be happy. God made you to flourish, but flourishing never happens by looking out for "number one." It is tied to a grander and nobler vision. The worl...
  • Drew
    Jan 04, 2011
    It was hard to get over the title. Really hard. But I could definitely see the book as a helpful primer for the Evangelical, wary of tradition, to come in contact with a few new (actually old) ideas. It's almost like Ortberg is making an attempt at spiritual direction, in the tradi...
  • Julie
    Nov 03, 2012
    Forgive the cheeseball-title, and this is a wonderful book. I read this book over a couple of weeks, just a chapter or two a night, and it gave me something uplifting, inspiring, and calming to enjoy as I went to sleep. So many books in this genre are much too preachy, or their biblica...
  • Jo
    Aug 24, 2017
    I enjoy John's books. They are insightful and empowering. They aren't page turners where you can't set them down, rather I tend to chew on thoughts and ideas as I drive around town listening. ...
  • Julie
    Mar 09, 2011
    It's hard to keep up with John as he reads this book at such a brisk pace! My favorite quote is: "Nothing offered in love is ever lost" - I will be thinking about that for some time. What I like most about John's books is that they give you hope & leave you feeling "I can, I know I...
  • Cindy
    Sep 08, 2010
    Not what I expected. This is a new view on Christianity and our calling and walk with Christ. There are new idea's and new inspiration for the traveled Christian. I am pleased with this book and the format of communication the author used to illustrate his thoughts about the Me I want ...
  • Laura Smith
    Aug 05, 2011
    The day I finished this book I turned to page one and started all over again. This is a book to read in small bites, not to gobble all at once. There is so much to digest. It doesn't matter how many days it sits on my shelf, whenever I reopen this book, there is something that speaks t...
  • Allan
    Sep 06, 2011
    I have read this in small chunks over a number of months, as a kind of devotional book. This has helped me to absorb the different points John Ortberg makes along the way. I found quite a few gems in here- I really liked his take on "surrender" - the one decision that really helps. "I ...
  • Keith
    Apr 17, 2011
    I am not so sure God wants me to be the best version of me I can be so I can be happy... I believe we are called to find joy in the midst of difficulties and trials as well as strive for holiness. This book could be summed up in two verses... Rom 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, ...
  • Jerry
    Oct 30, 2018
    John Ortberg is an amazing writer. His heart for God and knowledge of the Word is evident on every page of his books. This particular volume was very inspiring and challenging. ...
  • Karen
    Aug 27, 2012
    I don't think I have been so disappointed by a book for a long time. There are one or two parts of this which are worth holding on to but on the whole this is a too-simple 'self-help' book for evangelical Christians who want to be told how great they are, and how everything about them ...
  • Farah Hany
    Sep 07, 2013
    Every time I picked up from where I left off, I somehow always found the answer to a question that's been lingering in my mind for days. It's weird. This book has some really insightful thoughts into the patterns we take regarding our spirituality, and ways to get back into 'the flow'....
  • Daniel
    Mar 20, 2017
    I wouldn't call this book a life-changer but it's definitely one I will continue to reference. The Me I Want To Be is a book about you. God calls us to be the person He has made us to be. Everyone has skills, abilities, and dreams. This books explores ways to find those hidden deep ins...
  • Shell Belle
    Apr 13, 2012
    Fabulous book. I can't express how wonderful and useful it has been to me! The ME I Want to Be is a fresh look on all the aspects of Christian life, with the basis that God needs to change our hearts first to work through our outer lives. It's such a great message, because so many boo...
  • Greg
    Jun 26, 2013
    A great well-balanced book on who Christ has made you and wired you specifically to be. I feel like this is particularly a great book for high school and college students as you go through key decision points in life. You were made special and different on purpose and the best you exis...
  • Joe Buck
    Nov 22, 2017
    Another good John Ortberg! The last session on transforming your life was just super! My Sunday School Class liked this series but not as much as his video series on Soul Keeping! ...
  • Amanda
    Aug 28, 2019
    Best I've read this year so far. ...
  • Kellam Venosky
    Feb 18, 2019
    I loved this book! A great read and a lot to mull over. ...
  • Susan Barnes
    Aug 10, 2018
    The premise for John Ortberg?s book, The Me I Want to Be : becoming God?s best version of me, is that the most important task of your life is not what you do, but who you become. God is in the business of making us the best version of ourselves. Ephesians 2:10 tells us, ?For we a...
  • Brandon Cannon
    Apr 13, 2017
    This book is amazing. It's become an annual read for me. ...
  • Shanna
    Sep 07, 2017
    Some really great information and perspective. I enjoyed this one, and took a lot of wisdom from it. ...
  • Marie F
    Dec 28, 2018
    Tried giving this a second chance after I had time to forget what it was like. Really wish I hadn't. The few redeemable tidbits buried within (and the quoting of interesting people) don't make digging through the bulk of this to find them worth it. ...
  • Magda David
    Jan 09, 2015
    This was one of the best books I have ever read. ...
  • Grace
    Mar 26, 2019
    I am so old school. A pastor doing yoga? A pastor saying it's okay not to go to church? Thought experiments? ("Try imagining not being afraid anymore.") And this, "If you believe in God then you have already begun to pray...because believing in God means believing that he is always pre...
  • Josh Morgan
    Jul 27, 2017
    A really good book with a really bad title. I enjoyed Ortberg's walk through what it takes to live a good life and how the good news of God's Kingdom makes that possible here and now. I find Ortberg like an easier to read version of Dallas Willard, probably because they had such a clos...
  • Bezi
    May 16, 2018
    Relevant and humorous examples, simple, easy to understand, inspiring, reasonable, and directional. ...
  • Cat Rayne
    Apr 30, 2018
    Ortberg has a unique style of expressing human foibles and growth through a scriptural lens. It?s a ?make ya think? book that might send you to a Bible too. ...
  • Lorra Dailey
    Feb 13, 2019
    Who do you want to be? A scientist? A chef? A writer? No. Let?s think a little deeper. Do you want to be kind? Or Honest? Ambitious? I ask you again, who do you want to be? All of these questions were brought to me by the book ?The me I want to be?. This book is written by John O...
  • Matthew Hall
    Mar 19, 2019
    John Orthberg has written a wonderful book to challenge other to be God?s best version of you. To me this was an average book for most of the book till I got into the last few chapters. I must say my favorite and most encouraging chapter was the last chapter where he challenges you t...