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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (480 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Ortberg Narrator: John Ortberg Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9780310277347
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 2/17/2014

    " Great book. I highly recommend all to read as it helped me put life into proper perspective as to what is truly important. All the other stuff goes back in the box and is not worth wasting my time on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillip | 2/5/2014

    " Ortberg is one of my favorite Christian writers. This is his take on 'you can't take it with you.' Easy, non-judgmental read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 2/4/2014

    " Classic Ortberg: deep thoughts from a funny man "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 1/31/2014

    " So many excellent points about life and way we live it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shurronne | 1/30/2014

    " Awesome lessons to live by! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/29/2014

    " Awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. So many things to truly think about, I made a lot of connections. Now what to do with my dash..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mrunal | 1/21/2014

    " This is a good book on Christianity and the thoughts echoed are nice. The narration dint appeal me much personally. There were times when I felt the author has made the point, established it and needs to move forward but chapter continues. I recommend this to people from Catholic background and anyone who is interested in understanding teaching of Jesus Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 1/19/2014

    " Inspiring its readers to put all in perspective;recommending to lots of folks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/16/2014

    " Very insightful. Want to reread once every year. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Smith | 12/19/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book and intend on buying a copy for several members of my family. Very thought provoking! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cortney | 12/10/2013

    " This was a good book - I really liked the Author's style of writing, the quotes, the stories, the scripture to back it and in general the whole concept of the book focusing on what is really important and truly what our purpose is and should be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charee | 11/26/2013

    " I love John Ortberg! He makes sense! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/15/2013

    " this book was fabulous. it was so thought-provoking. made you look at how you view your life, a very good, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Therese | 10/31/2013

    " Very good and in your face "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 10/25/2013

    " Love what it has to say about focusing on the things that are eternal instead of the things that are temporary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thokozani | 8/23/2013

    " live a significant life, a life that will out live u "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Troy Miller | 3/25/2013

    " Excellent book to remind you of what's really important in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristyn | 1/30/2013

    " Great book that reminded me that how I live my life right now is more than a game. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 9/8/2012

    " Great, great, and great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha | 4/30/2012

    " John Ortberg did not fail me in my expectations of this book! The book is a great reminder of what life is truly about. The writing style is interesting and easy to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Mason | 1/23/2012

    " The single best book I have ever read on having a long view of life (eternal perspective). It is well written with great stories and contains incredible wisdom. I always thought if I were to write a book I would have written on this topic. Not sure I could have written this. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regina | 12/6/2011

    " This is just an excellent book. Fast reading and filled with so much meaning. I loved it! I will be keeping it to re-read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 10/13/2011

    " This book was okay. Nothing earth-shattering... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck Engelhardt | 9/12/2011

    " Thoroughly enjoyable. The book is set up in "game instruction" format. Treats the topic of the tempral vs eternal with serious instruction, but keeps it light enough to keep you reading. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 8/23/2011

    " John Ortberg is a great author and he said some really good things in this book. It just wasn't my favorite...doesn't mean it wasn't a good book. May be because I got the audio book this time and maybe it doesn't seem as good as reading it??? Still LOVE John Ortberg! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 5/7/2011

    " I don't normally really like books like this, but I liked the way this was written. Very organized and it gave me great resources for the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Cooper | 3/2/2011

    " I really liked this book as well and I think that people should learn about themselves and other people. It is a good book to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/6/2011

    " I have enjoyed this book the most of all I've ready of Ortberg's books... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 1/5/2011

    " What a dose of reality - read this! We all die -
    It is true and yet we live like we have another day coming to us. So we compete and compare and it leaves us empty. Ortberg wants to change all of that and more. He wants us to truly live. "

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About the Author

John Ortberg is a popular speaker and widely respected teaching pastor. Formerly at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, he is now senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in California. He creatively brings scripture to life through his use of practical application and humor. He’s the author of numerous books including The Life You’ve Always Wanted, Love beyond Reason, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat.