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

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

By John Ortberg

Zondervan Publishing Company, Hardcover, 9780310253501, 254pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2007

Description
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.


About the Author
John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His bestselling books include Soul Keeping, Who Is This Man?, and If You Want to Walk on Water, You ve Got to Get out of the Boat. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches, writes articles for Christianity Todayand Leadership Journal, and is on the board of the Dallas Willard Center and Fuller Seminary. He has preached sermons on Abraham Lincoln, The LEGO Movie, and The Gospel According to Les Miserables. John and his wife Nancy enjoy spending time with their three adult children, dog Baxter, and surfing the Pacific. You can follow John on twitter @johnortberg or check out the latest news/blogs on his website at www.johnortberg.com.