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(Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them.pdf) 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 best selling 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 The need for community is woven into the very fabric of our being Nothing else can substitute for the life giving benefits of connecting with others not even God He won t preempt the way he himself has designed us to reflect his own intensely relational nature But there s a hitch in our experience of community says John Ortberg We re all weird Folks around us may seem normal enough but just wait till we get to know them and they get to know us The unhealthy sinful ways we respond to life in a fallen world are hardly God s idea of normal and they can make us as unhuggable as porcupines We face the porcupine dilemma says Ortberg We need each other but how do we get close without getting hurt How do we get past all those quills and grow together in Christ In Everybody s Normal Till You Get to Know Them Ortberg once again reveals his gift for sharing profound insights using a lighten up approach With winsome humor and a fondness for well spun stories he pops the myth of normalcy and hands us the keys to creating and sustaining relationships God s dream for community encompasses the redemption of all spheres of life he says Who doesn t want like to be liked to be wanted to have solid satisfying friendships Ortberg shows what such relationships are made of He reveals the benefits of authenticity what it means to live with an unveiled face as the Bible puts it He encourages us to trade the stones it s so easy to cast at others for acceptance He opens our eyes and heart to empathy the art of reading people And he takes us through the ins and outs of conflict forgiveness confrontation inclusion and gratitude The principles and discussion questions in this book are down to earth They re for real people living in a real world and are intended to help us count the practical cost of relationship and then pay it because in all the rewards and struggles of community we re investing in something beyond our comprehension You could call it heaven You could call it home It s the place where all of us are headed all of us belong and all of us will be normal at lastDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them books for multiple devices.