Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them  -     By: John Ortberg
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Normal? Who's normal?

Not you, that's for sure! No one you've ever met, either. None of us are normal according to God's definition, and the closer we get to each other, the plainer that becomes. Yet for all our quirks, sins, and jagged edges, we need each other. Community is more than just a word---it is one of our most fundamental requirements. So how do flawed, abnormal people such as ourselves master the forces that can drive us apart and come together in the life-changing relationships God designed us for?

In Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, teacher and bestselling author John Ortberg zooms in on the things that make community tick. You'll get a thought-provoking look at God's heart, at others, and at yourself. Even better, you'll gain wisdom and tools for drawing closer to others in powerful, impactful ways. With humor, insight, and a gift for storytelling, Ortberg shows how community pays tremendous dividends in happiness, health, support, and growth. It's where all of us weird, unwieldy people encounter God's love in tangible ways and discover the transforming power of being loved, accepted, and valued just the way we are. Includes study questions at the end of each chapter. Softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 7.10 X 4.70 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0310340489
ISBN-13: 9780310340485
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Normal? Who’s normal?

Not you, that’s for sure! No one you’ve ever met, either. None of us are normal according to God’s definition, and the closer we get to each other, the plainer that becomes. Yet for all our quirks, sins, and jagged edges, we need each other. Community is more than just a word—it is one of our most fundamental requirements. So how do flawed, abnormal people such as ourselves master the forces that can drive us apart and come together in the life-changing relationships God designed us for?

In Everybody’s Normal Till You Get to Know Them, teacher and bestselling author John Ortberg zooms in on the things that make community tick. You’ll get a thought-provoking look at God’s heart, at others, and at yourself. Even better, you’ll gain wisdom and tools for drawing closer to others in powerful, impactful ways. With humor, insight, and a gift for storytelling, Ortberg shows how community pays tremendous dividends in happiness, health, support, and growth. It’s where all of us weird, unwieldy people encounter God’s love in tangible ways and discover the transforming power of being loved, accepted, and valued just the way we are.

Author Bio

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 www.johnortberg.com.

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  1. Dallas, TX
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    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent for Team Reading and Discussion
    December 23, 2010
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    This review was written for Everybody's Normal 'Til You Get to Know Them.
    I have used this with a large Team and it works very well. We have tied into the Fellowship of the Mat as a prayer tool for concerns and celebrations. Team members really liked this book, and we continue to use it in discussions, training and mentoring. I highly recommend using this book. And, Ortberg's humor keeps it interesting all the way through.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 29, 2008
    Cherie Lane
    This review was written for Everybody's Normal 'Til You Get to Know Them.
    I have been a fan of John Ortberg's writing since reading, "If You Want to Walk on Water, Get Out of the Boat." He has a unique way of combining humor with applying God's word to our everyday lives. I recommend this book and others by this great author. C. Lane
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 22, 2008
    Marina
    This review was written for Everybody's Normal 'Til You Get to Know Them.
    This is a very good book. This book helps to understand people and yourself. Thank you to the author!
  4. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    November 1, 2007
    Annette Vaughan
    This review was written for Everybody's Normal 'Til You Get to Know Them.
    Easy to read, entertaining, and a wealth of information. After reading this book, I was excited to share it with others. My small group is reading this now as a framework to help us build community. I can't wait to see the results!
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 19, 2005
    Ruth S.
    This review was written for Everybody's Normal 'Til You Get to Know Them.
    If you want to improve your relationships, read this book! This is an interesting book that gives us God's view on how to overcome conflict, accept & forgive others, and empathize with them. If you want to understand God's desire for our relationships and how we can honor God by the way that we relate to others, read this book. Ortberg uses humorous stories and biblical anecdotes to open our eyes to Jesus' way of relating to others. A definite must-read!
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