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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: Getting Real about Getting Close

by John Ortberg


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781414379036
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John Ortberg is the senior pastor of Menlo Church in Northern California, and the bestselling author of All the Places to Go…How Will You Know?; If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat; and The Me I Want to Be. He and his wife, Nancy, have three grown children. Visit him online at

Table of Contents

Introduction: Table for One? ix

1 Are You With Me? 1

2 Let's Get This Straight 19

3 Born to Bond 53

4 Your Bid… 67

5 Me, Myself, and Lies 77

6 The Joy of Jury Duty 93

7 We Should All Be Committed 109

8 Something There Is That Doesn't Love a Wall 131

9 Naked and Unafraid 157

10 The Deep Down Dark 181

11 This Time It's Personal 203

12 Houston, We Have a Problem 221

13 Who Will Cry at Your Funeral? 241

14 At Last 261

About the Author 277

Notes 279

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