Deeper Study Guide: Real Change for Real Sinners

By Dane Ortlund

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Deeper Study Guide: Real Change for Real Sinners

By Dane Ortlund

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Go Deeper with this Companion Study Guide by Dane C. Ortlund

How do Christians grow? Few question the call of the Bible to grow in godliness, but the answer to exactly how this happens is often elusive. In Deeper, Dane Ortlund points believers to Christ, making the case that sanctification does not happen by doing more or becoming better, but by going deeper into the wondrous gospel truths that washed over them when they were first united to him. 

Designed to be used in conjunction with the book, the Deeper Study Guide covers all 9 chapters of the book, with each chapter offering 10 reflection questions on the topics of despair, union, honesty, pain, and more. Whether readers choose to study alone or in a group, this guide will encourage them to fix their gaze on Jesus in the battle against sin—casting themselves upon his grace and living out their invincible identity in Christ.  

Study Guide FAQ

  • Companion Study Guide: Designed to be used alongside Deeper by Dane C. Ortlund
  • Great for Individuals and Groups Alike: Perfect for small groups, Bible studies, or individuals looking to dive deeper into the wondrous truth of the gospel
  • Interactive: Offers 10 reflection questions per chapter and space for study notes


Dane Ortlund

Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers and Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners. Dane and his wife, Stacey, have five children.

Product Details

Category: Bible Studies & Devotionals
Christian Living
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 48
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 2.19 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-9088-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-9088-7
ISBN-UPC: 9781433590887
Case Quantity: 168
Published: July 18, 2023

Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Jesus
Lesson 2: Despair
Lesson 3: Union
Lesson 4: Embrace
Lesson 5: Acquittal
Lesson 6: Honesty
Lesson 7: Pain
Lesson 8: Breathing
Lesson 9: Supernaturalized and Conclusion


“This lovely, easy-to-read primer by Dane Ortlund grounds our discipleship in the glowing center of Christianity—our Lord Jesus. It’s easy to think that as we grow as Christians, we move on to ‘higher things’ (whatever that means!), when in fact we simply need to learn the beauty and depth of Jesus and all that he’s done for us. That’s what Ortlund helps us do here. This book will bless you!”
Paul E. Miller, author, A Praying Life; J-Curve; and A Praying Church

“Jesus said that our greatest ‘work’ is to believe. As much as any living author, Dane Ortlund has helped me to believe again by reacquainting me with the stunning tenderness and beauty of Jesus. As I read his words, I can sense my heart growing in trust, devotion, and godly affections, grounded in the Savior’s love for me. In this incredibly helpful, pastoral book, Dane works out the implications of that vision of Jesus for personal growth, showing us how the key to going further with Jesus is going deeper in his finished work.”
J. D. Greear, Lead Pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

“Having marinated in the wisdom, beauty, and encouragement of Dane’s new book, I totally understand why my friend chose deeper as the primary image for the title. How does God change us as his beloved daughters and sons? Think less of climbing a mountain and more of swimming in a deep ocean of the always-more-ness of Jesus. If you’ve ever wondered what the Bible really means by ‘fixing our gaze on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,’ this should be the next book you spend time with. Dane helps us understand that the gospel is more of a person to adore and know than theological propositions and categories to master.”
Scotty Smith, Pastor Emeritus, Christ Community Church, Franklin, Tennessee; Teacher in Residence, West End Community Church, Nashville, Tennessee