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God Is Closer Than You Think Participant's Guide: This Can Be the Greatest Moment of Your Life Because This Moment Is the Place Where You Can Meet God (ZondervanGroupware) [Paperback]

By john ortberg (Author)
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Item description for God Is Closer Than You Think Participant's Guide: This Can Be the Greatest Moment of Your Life Because This Moment Is the Place Where You Can Meet God (ZondervanGroupware) by john ortberg...

The story of the Bible is the story of God?s desire to be with his people. God is extending himself, stretching out to reach us and to fill our lives with his presence. Every moment of your life is like a page in a Where?s Waldo book. God is there, the Scriptures tell us, but the ease with which he may be found varies from one page to the next. God is closer than you think! A six-session guide to be used with the DVD curriculum.

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In the six-session small group Bible study, God is Closer Than You Think, John Ortberg helps you to discover and enjoy a vibrant, moment-by-moment relationship with God the Father.

Today you can see God in action. Today you can hear God speaking to you. Today you can connect with God heart-to-heart. Today

Intimacy with God can happen right now a closeness you can feel, a reality you can experience for yourself. God is closer than you think, and connecting with him isn t the exclusive domain of monks and ascetics. It s for business people, high school students, busy moms, single men, single women and most important, it s for YOU

In God is Closer than You Think, Ortberg reveals the face of God waiting to be discovered in the complex mosaic of your life. This insightful and impactful small group study will help you:
- Find God where you least expect him
- Listen to God s voice
- Identify which pathway of relationship you re uniquely designed to travel
- Align yourself with the flow of the Holy Spirit
- Draw closer to God even when he seems absent

This Participant Guide is designed for use together with the God Is Closer Than You Think DVD (sold separately) and includes discussion questions for individuals and groups. When used together they provide you with a practical tool than can transform your faith.

Sessions include:
1. God s Great Desire for People
2. Where is God in My World?
3. Partnering with God Today
4. Listening to the Voice of God
5. God Wants a Relationship with You
6. Heaven Breaking Through "

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Zondervan
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6" Height: 9"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2005
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
Edition  Student/Stdy Gde  
Series  ZondervanGroupware  
ISBN  0310266394  
ISBN13  9780310266396  
UPC  025986266394  

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More About john ortberg

John Ortberg

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 Today and 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

John Ortberg currently resides in the state of Illinois.

John Ortberg has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Christian Softcover Originals
  2. New Community
  3. Pursuing Spiritual Transformation
  4. Renovare Resources
  5. Today's Teachers of the Bible
  6. Truth for Today: From the Old Testament

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Excellent Small Group Bible Study  Jan 5, 2007
Not sure what the other reviewers are talking about. I have been a Christian for years and am finding this study quite interesting. Ortberg is the moderator and is excellent at word pictures that stick with you. The study makes you dig into the Bible which is what you want in a small group. Studying on your own in between group meetings requires quite a bit of scripture look up and reading. There are great discussion questions. This study has definitely strengthened my walk with the Lord. Our entire small group really enjoys the DVD part and is getting alot out of the study. I highly recommend this for small group study.
Nothing but fun reading   Oct 6, 2006
This book is okay for fun reading. The observations offered by the author are slightly entertaining, and may be even quite insightful to the very easily-impressed and motivated readers. For example, using conductor and resistor as analogy is misrepresenting the physics and meaning of the scientific terms. The counterpart of conductor is insulator. Actually a resistor in an electrical circuit is the part that does all the work - that makes the light bulbs or pickle glow, for instance.

Using surfing as an example of overcoming failure is okay. However sidetracking to muse about sharks and dolphins is juvenile and distracting.

I suppose this book is targeted for the average person and below for marketing purpose
God Is Closer Than You Think  Oct 7, 2005
I believe I was mislead. I ordered the material. The description described that I would get the DVD, the Participant's guide and the hardcover book for the price of the item. When just the DVD arrived I felt disappointed.

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