Your Magnificent Chooser By John Ortberg {Book Review}

Disclosure: I received the following book for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the author and publisher.


We all have choices to make every day, even the youngest children. The choices we make play a large part in forming who we grow to be as adults. For kids, those choices can include whether to be obedient or disobedient, to share or be selfish, to have a good attitude or not, and more. John Ortberg addresses the ability to choose in a whimsical way by inviting children to use their “magnificent chooser” that God gave them to make right choices daily. Parents will love reading this book to their kids, and kids will enjoy the content while learning lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.

My Thoughts!

As adults, we know there are always choices- good, bad, ugly, hard- everything is a choice. However, how do you explain to children that they always have a choice? How to you guide them to make the right choices?  I’ve struggled to explain that concept to my teenager so I couldn’t imagine jumping into that deep conversation with my little one. Luckily, this book did all the hard work for me. It explains free will and the ability to make your own choices.  It does an amazing job at explaining the thoughts that go into choices- good and bad. It explains  the importance of making positive decisions and did so in a way that younger kids will fully understand.

The illustrations were beautiful and fun. It made reading the book with my little one that much more fun. I love that the book covers such a deep topic in a light, impactful way. I highly recommend this book to others!



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About The Author!

John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Church, an author, and a speaker. He was 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.

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