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Even in the game of life, the biggest and brightest prizes are temporary. In the end, we don't get to keep a thing...unless we're playing for the right prize. Using humor, and his trademark gift of storytelling, John Ortberg tells us that When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box. Ortberg shows us how to 'play' for the things that really matter in life.
Publication Date: 2015
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In this thought-provoking look at what's really important in life, John Ortberg uses games as a metaphor to help us recognize and play for life's real prize: being rich toward God.
Told with humor and wisdom by this bestselling author, pastor, and game-strategist, When the Game is Over It All Goes Back in the Boxreminds us that everything on earth belongs to God, and everything we "win" is just on loan. Being Master of the Board is not the point; playing by God's rules is. Ortberg makes sure we understand the object of the game, but he also walks us through the set-up, the rules, the strategies, and choosing the right trophies.
This book is for those who want to sort out what's fleeting and what's permanent in God's kingdom. It's the perfect playbook for individuals or groups interested in considering life's true priorities and arranging their lives with eternal prizes in mind.
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, Youve 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.
DevonMount Vernon, New YorkAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5July 27, 2012DevonMount Vernon, New YorkAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The book certainly helps to put the circumstances in our lives in an eternal perspective, and the author includes many anecdotes and meaningful examples to prove his point while using the playing of Monopoly as a metaphorical, and sometimes very realistic, backdrop.
readerAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5March 19, 2012readerAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book. Some truths need to be repeated over and over. John Ortberg does this well, using personal stories and good humor.
bill5 Stars Out Of 5January 13, 2012billQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Highly recommend this book for all who are caught up in the "rat race".
Ruthe Fonfrias5 Stars Out Of 5Well-written, well-presented and organized...November 30, 2011Ruthe FonfriasQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Well-written, well-presented and organized. Down to earth, life giving encouragement. The examples/stories given hit home. Very anointed.
James Dunker5 Stars Out Of 5Ortberg; honest, thoughtful, serious, and fun.October 4, 2011James DunkerQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5A reality check from John Ortberg in his usual honest, insightful, thoughtful, serious, witty and fun manner.
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