Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I'd Like You More If You Were More Like Me by John Ortberg Review

I'd Like You More If You Were More Like Me: Getting Real about Getting Close
by John Ortberg

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I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me takes on one of life's most important questions: How can I get closer to God and other people?

We were created for deep connections. When people have deep connections, says John Ortberg, they win in life. When they don't have deep connections, they cannot win in life. I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me offers help in overcoming one of the biggest obstacles to making deep connections: the fact that we're so different. Different from God and different from each other.

The good news is that connectedness is not based on similarity, but on shared experiences. When one person invites another to share an experience, they're connected. It can be sharing a beautiful sunset or a meal, having a great conversation over cup of coffee, going for walk, or even teasing somebody. And when we share those same experiences with God, we get closer to him, too. God wants to connect with us--so much that he sent his son to live as a human being. God took on flesh and shared every human experience. So we don't have to wonder what a close relationship with God looks like anymore.

An intimate relationship with God and other people doesn't have to be a cliche, it can be a daily way of life.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review Q&A

- What did you like about the book and why? It is honest and open which helps to express the author's beliefs.

- What did you not like about the book and why?  I feel like it is centered around God in an way that may be offputting to non believers, but at the same time that is a very positive part of the book.

- What did you learn?  The author really values God and wants his readers to find a connection within themselves as well as with each other.,

- To whom would you recommend this book and why?  I would say older adults because children do not really get this type of connecting as much and this book while could be discussed with younger ages, might not have such an impact as it would with older ages that may have or currently be living in the situations.

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