If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat

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If You Want to Walk on Water,
You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
The words "JOHN ORTBERG" in black above the words "author of THE LIFE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED" in blue above the words "IF YOU WANT TO WALK ON WATER, YOU'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF THE BOAT" in white
First edition cover
Author John Ortberg
Country United States
Language English
Subject Jesus walking on water
Leaps of faith
Genre Christian devotional literature
Published 2001 (Zondervan)
Pages 224
ISBN 9780310228639
OCLC 673955
248.4
LC Class BV4637 .O78 2003
Preceded by Grace
Followed by Love Beyond Reason
Website http://www.johnortberg.com/books/if-you-want-to-walk-on-water-youve-got-to-get-out-of-the-boat-participants-guide-with-dvd/

If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat (also simply referred to as If You Want To Walk on Water) is a 2001 book written by John Ortberg that uses the New Testament account of Jesus walking on water as a conceptual framework for discussing leaps of faith and encouraging readers to make them.[1] It became a bestseller.[2] In March 2003, If You Want to Walk on Water was the third-best-selling religious book in Britain and the fourth-best-selling religious book in Scotland.[3] In his book God Can't Sleep: Waiting for Daylight On Life's Dark Nights, Palmer Chinchen writes that If You Want to Walk on Water is an "excellent book on faith".[4] Religion News Service journalist Jonathan Merritt called the book a modern classic book.[5] In 2002, If You Want to Walk on Water received the Christianity Today Book Award in the Christian Living category.[6] Carol Rodman of The Commercial Appeal called the book "challenging".[7] Willow Creek Community Church placed the book on its Essential Reading List.[8] Mary Milla of St. Paul Pioneer Press said that If You Want to Walk on Water is "a must-read for anyone considering a career change ... It gives you the confidence you need to make a change, but without taking chances that wouldn't be the right fit for you".[9]

References

  1. ^ Brown, Juliet (Spring 2014). "If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat". Nucleus. Christian Medical Fellowship. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ Walker, Lewis J. "To the Class of 2015: What's Your Next Move?". The Providence Journal. p. E4. Retrieved August 28, 2015.  (subscription required)
  3. ^ Martin, Lorna; John Vincent (March 15, 2003). "Sales of Religious Books Soar as Readers Seek Refuge from War". The Herald. p. 6. Retrieved August 28, 2015.  (subscription required)
  4. ^ Chinchen 2011, p. 93.
  5. ^ Merritt, Jonathan (May 29, 2014). "John Ortberg Shares What Every Soul Needs". Religion News Service. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "2002 Christianity Today Book Awards". Christianity Today. April 22, 2002. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ Rodman, Carol (November 14, 2004). "St. Luke Lutheran Adds New Adult Sunday School Class". The Commercial Appeal. p. GM4. Retrieved August 28, 2015.  (subscription required)
  8. ^ "Essential Reading List". Willow Creek Community Church. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ Milla, Mary (July 20, 2003). "Executive Reading List". St. Paul Pioneer Press. p. D2. Retrieved August 28, 2015.  (subscription required)

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