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Faith and Doubt

Faith and Doubt

by John Ortberg

What if the most important word is the one in the middle? We often think of doubt as the opposite of faith, but could it actually strengthen our relationship with God? According to John Ortberg, best-selling author and pastor, the very nature of faith requires the presence of uncertainty. In this refreshingly candid look at a life of faith, he traces the … Read more…

Next Pastoral Succession That Works

Next Pastoral Succession That Works

by John Ortberg, Warren Bird and William Vanderbloemen

Every church and ministry goes through changes in leadership, and the issue is far bigger than the wave of pastors from the Baby Boomer generation who are moving toward retirement. When a pastor leaves a church, ministries are disrupted and members drift away. If the church is already struggling, it can find itself suddenly in very dire straits indeed. But t… Read more…

Life You've Always Wanted

Life You've Always Wanted

by John Ortberg

You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are.An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questionsThe heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—Go… Read more…

Eternal Living Reflections on Dallas Willard's Teaching on Faith and Formation

Eternal Living Reflections on Dallas Willard's Teaching on Faith and Formation

by Dallas Willard, J. P. Moreland, John Ortberg, Gary W. Moon, Jane Willard, Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith

Dallas Willard spent his life making eternal living concrete for his friends. With his unexpected passing in 2013, the world lost a brilliant mind. The wide breadth of his impact inspired friends, family, colleagues, students and leaders of the church to gather their reflections on this celebrated yet humble theologian and philosopher. Richard Fost… Read more…

You Have a Soul

You Have a Soul

by John Ortberg

Jesus said the soul is worth more than the world.  The soul is the key to our lives, binding our heart, our mind, and our spirit together.  Shouldn't you get pretty clear on exactly what the soul is? And how to care for it? Taken from John Ortberg’s book Soul Keeping, this booklet reveals what the soul’s greatest need is, now and for eterni… Read more…

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The Dangerous Act of Worship Living God's Call to Justice

The Dangerous Act of Worship Living God's Call to Justice

by John Ortberg and Mark Labberton

What's at stake in our worship? Everything. Worship is the dangerous act of waking up to God and God's purposes in the world. But something has gone wrong with our worship. Too often worship has become a place of safety and complacency, a narrowly private experience in which solitary individuals only express their personal adoration. Even wh… Read more…

Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them

Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them

by John Ortberg

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 … Read more…

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Parables

Parables

by John Ortberg and Kevin & Sherry Harney

Six-session small group studies to build true community within the church and among the worldParables: Jesus, the wisest man who ever lived, had much to say about God, the human heart, the future, life, anger, love, and everything that mattered. Digging into the treasure trove of the wisdom and truth hidden in his parables will stretch minds, feed souls, pie… Read more…

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Who Is This Man?

Who Is This Man?

by John Ortberg

Jesus' impact on our world is highly unlikely, widely inescapable, largely unknown, and decidedly double-edged. It is unlikely in light of the severe limitations of his earthly life; it is inescapable because of the range of impact; it is unknown because history doesn't connect dots; and it is doubled-edged because his followers have wreaked so much … Read more…

All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?

All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?

by John Ortberg

2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Nonfiction category)Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “Stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the life we will lead and the person we will become. In fact, to fail to embrace the open door is to miss… Read more…

Know Doubt

Know Doubt

by John Ortberg

In this refreshingly candid look at what it takes to live a life of faith, John Ortberg takes an honest look at the misgivings and uncertainties that often shake our beliefs as we navigate through the highs and lows of life.Reflecting on his own bouts with doubt and uncertainty, Ortberg shares with readers his discovery that, rather than being a contradictio… Read more…

What Is God's Will for My Life?

What Is God's Will for My Life?

by John Ortberg

Let’s face it: making decisions is hard—especially when it comes to the big stuff like, Should I marry this person? Am I in the wrong job? What should I do with my life? We know that God has a plan for us, but how are we supposed to know what that plan is?In What Is God’s Will for My Life?, bestselling author John Ortberg helps us understand: If God’… Read more…


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