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When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box

Narrated by: John Ortberg
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
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A promotion. A new house. The rewards of winning at life's game can be thrilling. But eventually everything goes back into the box, and what ultimately matters is whether we've played according to God's rules. John Ortberg uses popular games and his trademark gift of storytelling to help us live our lives for the things that really count.
©2007 John Ortberg (P)2007 Zondervan

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"A thoughtfully written instruction manual for Christian game players of all ages....With excellent tools for personal and group study alike, this book's strategy offers a win-win solution." ( Publishers Weekly)

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  • Mike Henry Sr.
  • 12-04-2008

Great perspective on life

I appreciate everything of John Ortberg's that I read. This book does not disappoint. He weaves game analogies throughout the book to help us see life from God's perspective. Very entertaining, humorous at times and extremely perceptive.

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  • James
  • 30-12-2008

Expand your thinking

This was my first book to read (listen to) of John Ortberg. It is not the typical motivational book that seems to be so popular with Christian writers lately. He challenges us to look at some of our attitudes in light of eternity. If you want to grow I recommend you trying this one. BTW, it's nice to have the author read the book.

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  • Joyce
  • 11-10-2007

Excellent, As Usual

John Ortberg is one of my favorite authors, and once again he hits the nail on the head. There is much in here worth listening to over and over.

The book is read by the author, and it is obvious that he has not done it very often. But, it's not terrible enough to warrant not listening to it. Just not as well done as some I've heard.

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  • Glen I.
  • 03-10-2016

excellent, inspiring, uplifting

I loved every minute of John Ortberg's book. I will seek more books by John Ortberg.

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  • Mary L. Kirby
  • 17-08-2017

Inspiring... amazing ability with words and stories!

This book could be a life life changer! While listening to this book, I knew the Lord was leading me to be tested to give my kidney to someone who is a friend in need of a kidney. I can't take them with me! Don't worry there are lots more things I can't take with me that will be easier to reposition. Can't recommend this book highly enough... if you want to live a good life... a life free from addiction to stuff., read this one! I wIll need to listen to this one often because that's what addicts do! Thank you, John Ortberg!!