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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…

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If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat Participant's Guide

If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat Participant's Guide

by John Ortberg and Stephen and Amanda Sorenson

In this six-session study pastor and author John Ortberg teaches people how to trust God more fully. Using testimonial interviews to illustrate his talks, Ortberg teaches participants the skills essential for “water-walking” in faith with God. Designed for use with the video.… Read more…

Eternity is Now in Session: A Radical Rediscovery of What Jesus Really Taught About Salvation, Eternity, and Getting to the Good Place
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Eternity is Now in Session: A Radical Rediscovery of What Jesus Really Taught About Salvation, Eternity, and Getting to the Good Place

by John Ortberg and Dean Gallagher

Something in us is waiting―for what, we don’t know. Something different? Something better? For Christians, perhaps the deepest expression of what we’re waiting for is found in the phrase “eternal life.” But what is eternal life? Why do we want it? And how do we know if we have it? In Eternity Is Now in Session, bestselling author Jo… Read more…

10:10 Life to the Fullest

10:10 Life to the Fullest

by John Ortberg, Daniel Hill and Nancy Ortberg

Why do so many of us sense that something is missing in life? Even people of faith fail to find fulfillment and purpose and spend their days spinning their wheels and looking for more. But Jesus said that he came that we might have life--abundant life or life to the full.In 10:10, pastor Daniel Hill shows readers how they can have a holistic life in Christ t… Read more…

I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me Leader Connect Guide

I'd Like You More if You Were More like Me Leader Connect Guide

by John Ortberg

The word intimacy can make any small group a little uncomfortable. In I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me, John Ortberg shows readers that true closeness with others can start with the most mundane, everyday moments of connection and explains why intimacy is not something to fear but something to work toward.   With space to jot down remind… Read more…

1 John

1 John

by John Ortberg and Kevin & Sherry Harney

When God pours out his love, our parched lives are revived and our thirsty souls satisfied. What is the secret of receiving more of God's love and of giving it freely to others? The book of I John calls us back to the basics of loving God and one another. Do you long to experience God's mercy and goodness in deeper ways and extend them to others? Wou… Read more…

God Is Closer Than You Think
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God Is Closer Than You Think

by John Ortberg and John Ortberg

There are two works of art that help me think about the presence of God. The first is the painting of God on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Apparently one of the messages that Michelangelo wanted to convey is God’s great desire to reach out to and be with the person he has created. If you look carefully at the painting, you notice that the figure of Go… 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…

Life You've Always Wanted Participant's Guide

Life You've Always Wanted Participant's Guide

by John Ortberg and Stephen and Amanda Sorenson

In the six-session small group Bible study, The Life You’ve Always Wanted, John Ortberg guides you and your group through the spiritual disciplines and teaches you how they can transform your spiritual life. What does true spiritual life really look like? And what keeps you from living it? What can you do to pursue it?If you’re tired of… Read more…

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Water-Walking

Water-Walking

by John Ortberg

You’re only one step away from the adventure of your life.In this abridgement of his bestselling book,  If You Want to Walk on Water You Have to Get Out of the Boat, John Ortberg invites you to do with God’s help what you could never do on your own—step out of your comfort zone and step out on the risky waters of faith.  If you do… 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…

Eternity Is Now in Session

Eternity Is Now in Session

by John Ortberg

Something in us is waiting—for what, we don’t know. Something different? Something better?For Christians, perhaps the deepest expression of what we’re waiting for is found in the phrase “eternal life.” But what is eternal life? Why do we want it? And how do we know if we have it?In Eternity Is Now in Session, bestselling author John Ortberg dispels… Read more…


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