The Me I Want to Be

Becoming God's Best Version of You

The Me I Want to Be

Bestselling author and pastor Ortberg guides Christians through the sometimes difficult but ultimately fulfilling journey towards a uniquely created spirituality.

The Me I Want to Be Participant's Guide

Becoming God's Best Version of You

The Me I Want to Be Participant's Guide

If God has a perfect vision for your life, why does spiritual growth seem so difficult? Pastor and bestselling author 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. In this study you will learn 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. He also helps gauge your spiritual health and measure the gap between where you are now and where God intends you to be. The Me I Want To Be Participant’s Guide is a guidebook to the great task and joy of your life … becoming God’s best version of you. Designed for use with the video.

The Me I Want to Be, Teen Edition

Becoming God's Best Version of You

The Me I Want to Be, Teen Edition

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.

The Me I Want to Be Student Edition

Becoming God's Best Version of You

The Me I Want to Be Student Edition

Provides a curriculum to guide young people in growing spiritually and understand how to live life as God desires.

The Me I Want to Be Curriculum Kit

Becoming God's Best Version of You

The Me I Want to Be Curriculum Kit

In the five sessions, based on the author's book, in this The Me I Want to Be curriculum kit, John Ortberg guides you through the sometimes difficult but ultimately fulfilling journey towards a uniquely created spirituality … one that will enable you to experience God more fully each day. The curriculum kit includes a “Getting Started” guide, a participant's guide, a DVD video, and a hardcover edition of the book.

Empty Promises

The Truth about You, Your Desires, and the Lies You're Believing

Empty Promises

Wilson explores the empty promises of the "good life" that include the seduction of achievement, addiction to approval, attraction of wealth, and perils of power. He shows how to replace those idols by turning focus and worship toward God.

Me I Want to Be Participants Guide with DVD

Me I Want to Be Participants Guide with DVD

In this five-session small group Bible study, The Me I Want to Be, John Ortberg reveals how you can become the unique, fully alive person God intended you to be. This pack contains one participant's guide and one DVD.

The Journey

Walking the Road to Bethlehem

The Journey

Travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a unique look at the birth of Christ.

The Emergency Bouzouki Player

My two years at war with the South African Army

The Emergency Bouzouki Player

At 18, in 1979, I was unexpectedly conscripted into one of Africa's longest running and bloodiest conflicts, as a rifleman in the Apartheid Army. In my case, conscription was akin to kidnap. I was deeply resentful from the outset and this discontent heightened until, after five days of basic infantry training, I replaced resentful compliance with obstinate, anarchic determination to fight the system, resulting in a rich variety of unusual experiences including:Being court-martialled - Being sent for a week to Bloemfontein's notorious Psychiatric ward 5 - Driving a truck over my foot to become medically reclassified - performing hundreds of shows the length and breadth of South Africa - and telling Prime Minister P.W. Botha that his 'bum stinks'.I spent most of my service period as a guitarist and emergency bouzouki player in the prestigious Entertainment Corps show band, touring the country and the war zone, which provided an unusual first-hand view of a war about which very little has been reported. My personal experiences, snapshots of people and places from a crucial time in the formation of modern South Africa, are interwoven with a broader historical perspective to provide an insight into events which have shaped modern South Africa's current national identity.

Stone Arabia

Stone Arabia

Growing up wild in the 1970s, Nik was always the artist, always in a band. His beloved sister Denise was his most passionate fan. But now Denise watches as Nik retreats into a strange and private world of his own creation, leaving her to navigate the real world on her own. When her daughter, Ada, decides to make a film of Nik's life and work, and tragedy strikes very close to home, Denise must try to make sense of what it means to be a sister, a daughter and a mother. Evocative, honest and fiercely original, Stone Arabia is about how we become the adults we are. It's a story of family, obsession, memory and the urge to create, no matter what.