Ortberg reminds us that the Christian journey is not a competition for the fleeting desires of this world, but a race run for eternal reward. Using game playing as a metaphor, Ortberg outlines the rules, the object of play, and successful strategies for victory. Ultimately, how we finish is dependent on how well we've followed God's instructions for the journey. Unabridged. 6.5 Hours. 6 CDs. Read by the author.
A promotion. A new house. The rewards of winning at lifes game can be thrilling. But eventually everything goes back into the box, and what ultimately matters is whether weve played according to Gods rules. John Ortberg uses popular games and his trademark gift of storytelling to help us live our lives for the things that really count.
" a thoughtfully written instruction manual for Christian game players of all ages. Using games as a metaphor, Ortberg presents carefully considered tactics for succeeding in life from Gods vantage point. Each chapter weaves the rules of gaming with the Christian journey: understanding the object of the game (being spiritually rich toward God); the setup (keeping score, taking turns, preventing regret); how to play (with rules, gratitude, and a mission; hazards (competition, greed, losing); and winning (choosing the right trophies). Christians will especially appreciate Ortbergs wise counsel on being the kind of player other people want to sit next to, as he exhorts readers to learn to lose with grace, win with grace and forgive with grace. Perspective is key; after all, when the game is over, it all goes back in the box. Ortberg demonstrates some finesse in bringing together the extended game imagery with various real-life stories that are by turns comical and poignant. With excellent tools for personal and group study alike, this books strategy offers a win-win solution." PW Religion BookLine