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 readers discover their soul and take their relationship with God to the next level....
|Title||:||Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||200 pages|
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Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You Reviews
My first thought was that I wondered why Dallas Willard was a focus when the book was not marketed that way on the cover and title. But then I realized how important it is to connect the main idea of the book with personhood and community, and that was perfectly embodied in the way Ortberg weaved in trips to "Box Canyon" where Willard lived. Willard died in 2013, and the book also details the end of Willard's life and a deathbed commission to Ortberg and friends. The book really explores the Chr ...more
_Soul Keeping_ tends to read like a sermon, but a sermon given by a humble and honest pastor. It is part exploration of the soul, part exploration of sabbath, part celebration of the life and teaching of Ortberg's friend and mentor, Dallas Willard. I was most impressed by Ortberg's honesty about his own life, and found Dallas Willard's words to have a tremendous effect on me, even though they were mediated through Ortberg's writing. A great read for anyone who wants to explore Sabbath, rest, or ...more
I can't recommend this book highly enough.
This book got me thinking for weeks after reading it. It's a powerful book about the soul, I would recommend it to religious and non religious friends alike.
I believe we reflect less on the soul these days, however, as Ortberg outlines, the Bible talks a lot about it.
This beautifully written book helps the reader to understand the soul's significance and how to care for it. It starts with an important and revealing analogy, one I've heard a few times, The Keeper of the Stream. It is with this backdrop that Ortberg soon jumps to the core of the book: "Your soul is what integrates your will (your intentions), your mind (your thoughts, feelings, etc) a ...more
Just read this on holiday. Absolutely superb. Would highly recommend for anyone who leads a busy life and ministry. Great quote from Dallas Willard, ‘Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.’
This was good book. However, i am still really confused about what the soul is. However, I now have a lot of practical advice on how to take care of the soul. even though this book was sort of confusing I highlighted a lot of things on my kindle and recommend this book.