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Audiobooks Narrated by John Ortberg

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  1. People of Abandoned Character Audiobook People of Abandoned Character
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  2. Box 88 Audiobook Box 88
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  3. Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE Audiobook Help Yourself: Three scalding stories from the bestselling author of AMERICAN WIFE
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  4. A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis Audiobook A Nurse's Story: My Life in A&E During the Covid Crisis
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  5. Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books Audiobook Mantel Pieces: Royal Bodies and Other Writing from the London Review of Books
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  6. A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future Audiobook A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
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  7. The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller Audiobook The Thursday Murder Club: The Record-Breaking Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
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  8. The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger Audiobook The Boy from the Woods: New from the #1 bestselling creator of the hit Netflix series The Stranger
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  9. Us Three Audiobook Us Three
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  10. Grown-Ups Audiobook Grown-Ups
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Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope for Us All Audiobook

Insider Outsider: My Journey as a Stranger in White Evangelicalism and My Hope for Us All

Author: Bryan Loritts Narrator: John Ortberg, Justin Henry Release Date: October 2018

In Insider Outsider, Pastor Bryan Loritts offers an intimate look at what it's like to be a person of color in the American church today and how we can support each other in the quest for belonging.

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Your Magnificent Chooser: Teaching Kids to Make Godly Choices Audiobook

Your Magnificent Chooser: Teaching Kids to Make Godly Choices

Author: John Ortberg Narrator: John Ortberg Release Date: November 2017

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. Parents will love reading this book to their kids, and kids will enjoy the content while learning lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.

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Know Doubt: Embracing Uncertainty in Your Faith Audiobook

Know Doubt: Embracing Uncertainty in Your Faith

Author: John Ortberg Narrator: John Ortberg Release Date: November 2014

This candid and thoughtful book explores the discomfort of doubt among the faithful. Writing from his own struggle with faith and uncertainty, John Ortberg proposes that the very nature of faith requires the presence of uncertainty, and considers how the right kind of doubt may actually deepen our faith and strengthen our relationship with God.

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Living in Christ's Presence: Final Words on Heaven and the Kingdom of God Audiobook

Living in Christ's Presence: Final Words on Heaven and the Kingdom of God

Author: Dallas Willard, John Ortberg Narrator: Dallas Willard, John Ortberg Release Date: February 2014

In these pages Dallas Willard and John Ortberg explore what it means to live well now in light of God's kingdom. They reflect on the power of the Trinity in our lives, the meaning of knowledge, the importance of spiritual disciplines and much more. Dallas Willard offers poignant thoughts about what it will be like to transition into the very presence of Christ in heaven. This book is adapted from the talks given at the February 2013 Dallas Willard Center "Knowing Christ Today" conference in Santa Barbara, California. Each chapter is followed with an illuminating dialogue between Ortberg and Willard. The book closes with the theme of offering a blessing to one another. These reflections comprise an apt conclusion to Dallas Willard's public ministry. It is a gift of grace. A conversation guide written by Gary W. Moon is included.

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When Life Isn't Perfect Audiobook

When Life Isn't Perfect

The Christian's Happiness by Timothy J. Keller - Your bad things turn out for good, your good things can never be lost, and the best things are yet to come. Fourth Man in the Furnace by John Ortberg - Christ meets us in our worst trials. Loss, Loyalty, and Lament by Mark Mitchell - In the midst of our loss, God is still at work, and his ultimate aim is to bless. God In Our Sorrow by Mark Buchanan - God meets us in the whole range of our human experience.

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Waiting On God Audiobook

Waiting On God

When God Doesn't Listen by Francis Chan - Prayer should not be taken lightly in connection with individual and communal sin. Submission through Prayer by James MacDonald - Prayerful submission enables us to experience God’s grace and peace. Waiting On God by John Ortberg - Waiting on the Lord is the hardest work of hope. Why We Shouldn't Give Up On Prayer by Bill Hybels - We must persevere through hindrances to prayer.

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The Me I Want to Be Audiobook

The Me I Want to Be

Author: John Ortberg Narrator: John Ortberg Release Date: December 2009

The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg---the bestselling author of When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; God Is Closer Than You Think; and The Life You've Always Wanted---will help you discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to 'live in the flow of the spirit.' But if God has a perfect vision for your life, why does spiritual growth seem so difficult? John Ortberg has some intriguing answers to that question, and he has organized his thoughts and God's words into a straightforward and timely guide for living your best life in The Me I Want to Be. This book will show how God's perfect vision for you starts with a powerful promise. All those who trust in God 'will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit' (Jeremiah 17:7-8). Ortberg urges you to recognize your brokenness, understand that God is the project manager, and follow His directions. The author first helps gauge your spiritual health and measure the gap between where you are now and where God intends you to be. Then he provides detailed tasks and exercises to help you live in the flow of the Spirit, circumventing real-world barriers---pain and sorrow, temptations, self-doubt, sin---to flourish even in a dark and broken world. As you start living in the flow, you will feel: --- a deeper connection with God --- a growing sense of joy --- an honest recognition of your brokenness --- less fear, more trust --- a growing sense of being 'rooted in love' --- a deeper sense of purpose God invites you to join Him in crafting an abundant and joy-filled life. The Me I Want to Be shows you how to graciously accept His invitation.

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Faith and Doubt Audiobook

Faith and Doubt

Author: John Ortberg Narrator: John Ortberg Release Date: October 2008

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 line between belief and unbelief: less a dividing line between hostile camps than a razor's edge that runs through every soul. His findings point us toward the relief of being totally honest. Questions can expand our understanding, uncertainty can lead to trust, and honest faith can produce outrageous hope. Written from Ortberg's own struggle with faith and doubt, this book will challenge, comfort, and inspire you with the truth that God wants all of us---including our doubts.

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Overcoming Your Shadow Mission Audiobook

Overcoming Your Shadow Mission

Author: John Ortberg, Maurice England Narrator: John Ortberg, Maurice England, Zondervan Publishing Release Date: August 2008

The challenges, isolation, and relentless demands of leadership can inspire a variety of fears in the heart of a leader; among them fear of failure, fear of mutiny, fear of criticism, fear of disappointing people. However, the greatest fear leaders face is not something that might happen to them, but something that can happen in them---a degeneration of the heart that robs them of their calling and leaves a deep soul dissatisfaction in its place. John Ortberg describes this menacing fear in terms of mission and shadow mission. A mission is the highest purpose to which God calls us; a shadow mission is an authentic mission that has been derailed, often in imperceptible ways. Ortberg writes, 'Part of what makes the shadow mission so tempting is that it's usually so closely related to our gifts and passions. It's not 180 degrees off track; it is just 10 degrees off track, but that 10 degrees is in the direction of hell.' Every leader has a mission---and a shadow mission. Even Jesus had to battle a shadow mission; it was to be a leader without suffering---to be the Messiah without the cross. Ortberg writes, 'If we fail to embrace our true mission, we will live out our shadow mission. We will let our lives center around things that are unworthy, selfish and dark.' Using characters from the remarkable Old Testament story of Esther, Ortberg demonstrates the disastrous consequences of succumbing to shadow mission, and the stunning rewards of whole-hearted commitment to mission. With characteristic humor and insight, the author invites us to follow Esther's example and courageously choose to embrace the mission God gives. Like Esther, we can lead without fear---even in threatening circumstances---because we know God is always at work in unseen, unknown and unlikely ways.

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

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

Author: John Ortberg Narrator: John Ortberg Release Date: August 2007

Remember the thrill of winning at checkers or Parcheesi? You become the Master of the Board---the victor over everyone else. But what happens after that, asks bestselling author John Ortberg. You know the answer: It all goes back in the box. You don't get to keep one token, one chip, one game card. In the end, the spoils of the game add up to nothing. Using popular games as a metaphor for our temporal lives, When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box neatly sorts out what's fleeting and what's permanent in God's kingdom. Being Master of the Board is not the point; being rich toward God is. Winning the game of life on Earth is a temporary victory; loving God and other people with all our hearts is an eternal one. Using humor, terrific stories, and a focus on winning 'the right trophies,' Ortberg paints a vivid picture of the priorities that all Christians will want to embrace.

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God Is Closer Than You Think Audiobook

God Is Closer Than You Think

Author: John Ortberg Narrator: John Ortberg Release Date: April 2005

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 God is extended toward the man with great vigor. He twists his body to move it as close to the man as possible. His head is turned toward the man, and his gazed is fixed on him. God's arm is stretched out, his index finger is extended straight forward; every muscle is taut. It looks as if even in the midst of the splendor of all creation God's entire being is wrapped up in his desire to touch this man. His hand comes within a hair's breath of the hand of the man. God is as close as he can be. But having come that close, he allows just a little space, so that Adam can choose. He waits for Adam to make his move. Adam, for his part, reclines in a lazy pose, leaning backward as if he has no interest at all in making a connection. He doesn't move forward, he doesn't hold out his hand, he doesn't lift a finger. He appears to be indifferent to or even unaware of the possibility of touching his Creator. All it would take is the slightest effort, the merest movement. This picture says that the great desire of God is to be with the human beings he has made in his own image. This picture reminds us---God is closer than we think. He is never farther than a prayer away. All it takes is the barest effort, the lift of a finger. But I also remember another, humbler work of art. It involves a series of books all centered around the question 'Where's Waldo?' Waldo will never make it to the Sistine Chapel. He looks nothing like the majestic deity of Michelangelo. He is a geeky-looking, glasses-wearing nerd with a striped shirt and goofy hat. Waldo is supposed to be on every page. Whoever writes the book claims that it is so. But you couldn't prove it by me. He's often hidden to the untrained eye. You have to be willing to look for him. When you find him, there is a sense of joy and accomplishment. 'Surely Waldo was in the place, and I knew it not.' In fact, developing the capacity to track him down is part of the point of the book. If it was too easy---if every page consisted just of a giant picture of Waldo's face---no one would ever buy it. The difficulty of the task is what increases the power of discernment. Part of what makes it hard to find Waldo is that he is so ordinary-looking. On some pages, he's surrounded by hundreds of look-alikes; Waldo-wannabees. He just seems to just blend in. You can be looking right at him without even knowing it. Where's Waldo? Why doesn't he show himself plainly? Why does he hide his face? He may not be absent, but he is elusive. He is Waldus absconditus---the Waldo who hides himself. Let every day---every moment---of your life be another page. God is there, the Scriptures tell us---on every one of them. But the ease with which he may be found varies from one page to the next. So let's explore the truth found in both of these works of art: God is closer than you think.

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