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I'd Like You If You Were More Like Me, John Ortberg, October 2017
I'd Like You If You Were More Like Me, John Ortberg, October 2017

I'd Like You More If You Were More Like Me

Getting Real About Getting Close

 

I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me takes on one of life’s most important questions: How can I get closer to God and other people?

We were created for deep connections. When people have deep connections, says John Ortberg, they win in life. When they don’t have deep connections, they cannot win in life. I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me offers help in overcoming one of the biggest obstacles to making deep connections: the fact that we’re so different. Different from God and different from each other.

The good news is that connectedness is not based on similarity, but on shared experiences. When one person invites another to share an experience, they’re connected. It can be sharing a beautiful sunset or a meal, having a great conversation over cup of coffee, going for walk, or even teasing somebody. And when we share those same experiences with God, we get closer to him, too. God wants to connect with us—so much that he sent his son to live as a human being. God took on flesh and shared every human experience. So we don’t have to wonder what a close relationship with God looks like anymore.

An intimate relationship with God and other people doesn’t have to be a cliché, it can be a daily way of life.

 

I'd Like You More If You Were More Like Me is available for review, and John Ortberg is available for interviews to discuss:

 

·         In I’d Like You More if You Were More like Me, John Ortberg takes on one of life’s most important questions: How can I get closer to God and other people?

·         We were created for deep connections. How do we overcome our differences to forge these connections?

·         Deep connections help us to have meaning in our lives. The absence of deep connections can have negative implications. How can we be intentional about connecting with other people and God?

·         Connectedness is not based on similarity, but on shared experiences--both with other people and God.

·         God wants to connect with us—so much so, that he sent his son to live as a human being. All this, so we don’t have to wonder what a close relationship with God looks like anymore.

·         An intimate relationship with God and other people doesn’t have to be a cliché, it can be a daily way of life.

 

About the Author

 

John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Church, an author, and a speaker. John's teaching centers around our everyday life with God and how God cares more about who we are becoming than what we do. He has written books on spiritual formation including, The Life You've Always Wanted, Faith and Doubt, Who is This Man?, and Soul Keeping.

 

Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, John graduated from Wheaton College with a degree in psychology. He holds a master of divinity and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary.  Prior to joining Menlo Church, John served as teaching pastor at Chicago's Willow Creek Community Church. John is a member of the board of trustees at Fuller Seminary and the board for the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation, and he has served on the board of Christianity Today International.  He can be followed on Twitter @johnortberg and on Facebook.

I'd Like You More If You Were More Like Me  by John Ortberg

ISBN: 978-1-4143-7902-9 | Hardcover: $22.99 | October 3, 2017

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