God is Closer Than You Think (Unabridged, 6 Cds)
Every moment of your life is like a page in a Where's Waldo book. 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...
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Every moment of your life is like a page in a Where's Waldo book. 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. God is closer than you think!
wo works of art help John Ortberg think about the presence of God. One is Michelangelo Buonarroti's brilliant painting of God and Adam on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. God is close. His hand comes within a hair's breath of the hand of the man. It seems to say that God is closer than we think--he's here, now, today, accessible to all who will but "lift a finger."
The second work of art is Martin Hanford's cartoon character Waldo. He is on every page of the Where's Waldo? books, but he can be difficult to find. In the same way, even though God is present on every page of our lives, he's often not easy to spot.
In God Is Closer Than You Think, John Ortberg examines this frustrating paradox of the Christian life.
"When it is so easy to 'see' God all around me (in trees, in birds, in nature) why is it so hard to feel his presence--especially when I need him most?"
Ortberg helps readers discover the secret to living daily in the reality of God's most frequent promise
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John Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California, and previously served as teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. He is the best-selling author of Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, Love Beyond Reason, and Old Testament Challenge. He has written for Christianity Today and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal. His most recent publications include When the Game is Over, God is Closer than you Think, and Overcoming Your Shadow Mission.