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What can we take with us to the Kingdom of God?
Bestselling author, pastor, and consummate storyteller John Ortberg tells us we can take pretty much only what we brought to the game. Everything else goes back in the box--the cash atop the corporate ladder, the vacation home at the lake, and the status vehicle in between.
All the tokens, game pieces, and prizes are left behind when we walk away from the table. The only real "winnings" we claim and keep are our own souls and the love we have for Christ and each other.
If you think you might need a better game plan--one that offers an eternal perspective--this strategy-filled playbook walks you through what it takes to really win big at the game of life.
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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What can we take with us to the kingdom of God? In When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box, bestselling author, pastor, and consummate storyteller John Ortberg tells us we can take pretty much only what we brought to the game. Everything else goes back in the boxthe cash atop the corporate ladder, the vacation home at the lake, and the status vehicle in between. All the tokens, game pieces, and prizes are left behind when you walk away from the table. The only real "winnings" you claim and keep are your own soul and the love you have for Christ and each other. If you think you might need a better game planone that offers an eternal perspectivethis strategy-filled playbook walks you through what it takes to really win big at the game of life.
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.