2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Nonfiction category)
Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “Stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the life we will lead and the person we will become. In fact, to fail to embrace the open door is to miss the work God has made for us to do.
In All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await.
So go ahead—walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.
God provides many doors of opportunity, but how do we know which ones to walk through and which to leave shut? Instead of waiting for instructions, the answer might be as simple as choosing a door and walking through, according to Ortberg (The Life You've Always Wanted). The book's title is inspired by career advice gleaned from Dr. Seuss, and Ortberg weaves humor through his presentation. He details how people approach the doors God places in front of them (illustrations depict different styles of doors at the start of each chapter), giving tips on how to recognize them and walk through them or not. Ortberg insightfully challenges myths about what open doors mean and advises readers to be thankful for closed doors. What's behind a closed door might not be good for someone, or might require more personal or spiritual growth. Welcoming God across the threshold of the heart and asking for wisdom in making choices are the master keys to opening the door to life's blessings, Ortberg writes. Agency: Yates & Yates.