John Ortberg Books & Studies

John Ortbeg

John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC). He has also written many books on spiritual formation including, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Faith and Doubt, The Me I Want To Be, and Who is This Man?. His newest title, I'd Like You More If You Were More Like Me, released Fall 2017.

  1. Eternity Is Now in Session, Hardcover: A Radical Rediscovery of What Jesus Really Taught about Salvation, Eternity, and Getting to the Good Place
    Eternity Is Now in Session, Hardcover: A Radical Rediscovery of What Jesus Really Taught about Salvation, Eternity, and Getting to the Good Place
    John Ortberg
    Tyndale House / 2018 / Hardcover
    $14.49 Retail: $17.99 Save 19% ($3.50)
    Availability: This product will be released on 09/04/18.
    Stock No: WW431646

As believers, we're waiting for eternal life. But what is it? Dispelling the myth that it's something we experience when we die, Ortberg shows why it can be defined as "knowing God" in the here and now. Discover how to be open to God's presence, favor, and resurrection power in every moment of your life! 208 pages, hardcover from Tyndale.

  1. Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You
    Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You
    John Ortberg
    Zondervan / 2014 / Hardcover
    $12.99 Retail: $22.99 Save 43% ($10.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
  2. If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
    If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat
    John Ortberg
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 41% ($7.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 41 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW340461
  3. All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?: God Has Placed before You an Open Door. What Will You Do?
    All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?: God Has Placed before You an Open Door. What Will You Do?
    John Ortberg
    Tyndale House / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 38% ($6.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW379010
  4. Everybody's Normal 'Til You Get to Know Them
    Everybody's Normal 'Til You Get to Know Them
    John Ortberg
    Zondervan / 2003 / Hardcover
    $13.99 Retail: $18.99 Save 26% ($5.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW28646
  5. Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the  Inescapable Jesus
    Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus
    John Ortberg
    Zondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $16.99 Save 41% ($7.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 13 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW340492
  6. Happy Church: Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God
    Happy Church: Pursuing Radical Joy as the People of God
    Timothy Parker McConnell, John Ortberg
    InterVarsity Press / 2016 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $16.00 Save 44% ($7.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW844562
  7. I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me: Getting Real about Getting Close
    I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me: Getting Real about Getting Close
    John Ortberg
    Tyndale Momentum / 2017 / Hardcover
    $13.49 Retail: $22.99 Save 41% ($9.50)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
    Availability: Expected to ship on or about 07/20/18.
    Stock No: WW37902X
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  8. When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, Softcover
    When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, Softcover
    John Ortberg
    Zondervan / 2009 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 50% ($8.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 30 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW325055
  1. Soul Keeping Study Guide with DVD: Caring for the Most Important Part of You
    Soul Keeping Study Guide with DVD: Caring for the Most Important Part of You
    John Ortberg, Christine Anderson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Other
    $22.99 Retail: $39.99 Save 43% ($17.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW691297
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  2. When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, Kit
    When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, Kit
    John Ortberg, Stephen Sorenson
    Zondervan / 2015 / Other
    $20.99 Retail: $36.99 Save 43% ($16.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW810186
  3. The Life You've Always Wanted, Participant's Guide/DVD
    The Life You've Always Wanted, Participant's Guide/DVD
    John Ortberg, Stephen Sorenson, Amanda Sorenson
    Zondervan / 2015 / Other
    $17.99 Retail: $31.99 Save 44% ($14.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW0810544
  4. If You Want to Walk on Water You've Got to Get Out of the Boat DVD with Participant's Guide
    If You Want to Walk on Water You've Got to Get Out of the Boat DVD with Participant's Guide
    John Ortberg, Stephen Sorenson, Amanda Sorenson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Other
    $19.99 Retail: $36.99 Save 46% ($17.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW823381
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  5. God Is Closer Thank You Think, Study Pack (DVD/Participant's Guide)
    God Is Closer Thank You Think, Study Pack (DVD/Participant's Guide)
    John Ortberg, Stephen Sorenson, Amanda Sorenson
    Zondervan / 2014 / Other
    $20.99 Retail: $36.99 Save 43% ($16.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW823414
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  6. The Me I Want To Be Participant's Guide W/DVD
    The Me I Want To Be Participant's Guide W/DVD
    John Ortberg, Scott Rubin
    Zondervan / 2014 / DVD
    $20.99 Retail: $36.99 Save 43% ($16.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW823445
  7. Who Is This Man? Study Guide W/DVD
    Who Is This Man? Study Guide W/DVD
    John Ortberg, Christine Anderson
    Zondervan / 2014 / DVD
    $20.99 Retail: $36.99 Save 43% ($16.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW824960
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  8. I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me Small Group Connection Kit
    I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me Small Group Connection Kit
    John Ortberg
    David C. Cook / 2017 / Other
    $26.99 Retail: $49.99 Save 46% ($23.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW4711939
  1. Your Magnificent Chooser
    Your Magnificent Chooser
    John Ortberg
    Tyndale Kids / 2017 / Hardcover
    $9.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 33% ($5.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW417428

We all have choices to make every day, even the youngest children. The choices we make play a large part in forming who we grow to be as adults. For kids, those choices can include whether to be obedient or disobedient, to share or be selfish, to have a good attitude or not, and more. John Ortberg addresses the ability to choose in a whimsical way by inviting children to use their "magnificent chooser" that God gave them to make right choices daily.

Truth for Today, Message Series

  1. Teaching the Heart of the Old Testament: Communicating Life-Changing Truths from Genesis to Malachi
    Teaching the Heart of the Old Testament: Communicating Life-Changing Truths from Genesis to Malachi
    John Ortberg, Kevin Harney, Sherry Harney
    Zondervan / 2010 / Hardcover
    $27.49 Retail: $49.99 Save 45% ($22.50)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
  2. Stepping Out in Faith: Life-Changing Examples from the History of Israel
    Stepping Out in Faith: Life-Changing Examples from the History of Israel
    John Ortberg, Kevin Harney, Sherry Harney
    Zondervan / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $5.49 Retail: $9.99 Save 45% ($4.50)
  3. Developing a Heart for God: Life-Changing Lessons from the Wisdom Books
    Developing a Heart for God: Life-Changing Lessons from the Wisdom Books
    John Ortberg, Kevin Harney, Sherry Harney
    Zondervan / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $6.49 Retail: $9.99 Save 35% ($3.50)
  4. Creating a New Community: Life-Changing Stories from Genesis to Deuteronomy
    Creating a New Community: Life-Changing Stories from Genesis to Deuteronomy
    John Ortberg, Kevin Harney, Sherry Harney
    Zondervan / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 30% ($3.00)

Pursuing Spiritual Transformation Series

  1. Fully Devoted: Living Each Day in Jesus' Name, Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
    Fully Devoted: Living Each Day in Jesus' Name, Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
    John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson, Judson Poling
    Zondervan / 2000 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $10.99 Save 36% ($4.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
  2. Grace: An Invitation to a Way of Life, Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
    Grace: An Invitation to a Way of Life, Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
    John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson, Judson Poling
    Zondervan / 2000 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $10.99 Save 36% ($4.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
  3. Growth: Everyday Training for Extraordinary Living, Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
    Growth: Everyday Training for Extraordinary Living, Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
    John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson, Judson Poling
    Zondervan / 2000 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $10.99 Save 36% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
  4. Groups: The Life-Giving Power of Community, Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
    Groups: The Life-Giving Power of Community, Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
    John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson, Judson Poling
    Zondervan / 2000 / Trade Paperback
    $6.99 Retail: $10.99 Save 36% ($4.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews

Church Curriculum Kits

  1. Open Doors DVD Church Campaign Kit
    Open Doors DVD Church Campaign Kit
    John Ortberg
    Tyndale House / 2016 / DVD
    $119.99 Retail: $199.99 Save 40% ($80.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW414334
  2. Soul Keeping, Church Campaign Kit (6 Weeks)
    Soul Keeping, Church Campaign Kit (6 Weeks)
    John Ortberg
    Zondervan / 2014 / Other
    $32.99 Retail: $57.99 Save 43% ($25.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW876335
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  3. I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me Church Connection Kit
    I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me Church Connection Kit
    John Ortberg
    David C. Cook / 2017 / Other
    $44.99 Retail: $69.99 Save 36% ($25.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW711946
  4. When Compassion Meets Action DVD Church Kit
    When Compassion Meets Action DVD Church Kit
    John Ortberg, Ann Voskamp, Jimmy Mellado
    Tyndale House / 2017 / DVD
    $23.99 Retail: $39.99 Save 40% ($16.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    Stock No: WW431615
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