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Brian McLaren is the author of the award-winning New Kind of Christian released in 2001, The Story We Find Ourselves In (2003) and The Last Word and the Word After That (2005). More recently Brian has written A Generous Orthodoxy, The Secret Message of Jesus and the newly released Everything Must Change. McLaren remains one of the most actively sought after speakers in the Emerging Church movement, and is a bold voice among those seeking a deeper more meaningful journey in the Christian faith.

 
The Justice Project
The Justice Project
Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, Seeber Ashley Bunting
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Listen in on this penetrating "conversation"---and learn how Christians can respond to poverty, racism, and human rights issues. Rene Padilla, Tony Jones, Bart Campolo, Will and Lisa Samson, Lynn Hybels, and others explore the Bible as a book of justice and show you how to take up the challenge of meeting the world's real needs. 336 pages, hardcover from Baker.
     

 
Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises and a Revolution of Hope
Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises and a Revolution of Hope
Brian D. McLaren
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Brian McLaren believes the church has focused upon dealing with the "spiritual needs" of seekers while neglecting the physical and social needs of the world. We have made Christian spirituality about "us" and "our eternal destiny" while failing to address the dominant societal and global realities of our lifetime: systemic injustice, poverty and dysfunction.

In Everything Must Change, Brian McLaren asks "Shouldn't a message proclaiming to be the best news in the world be doing better than this?" In this provocative and unsettling work Brian expounds upon a form of Christian practice that is holistic, integral and balanced, ultimately offering good news to both the living and the dying by declaring God's grace at work both in this life and the life to come. Open your heart to this essential message and see why it is being called McLaren's most important work to date.
     

 

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Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope
Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope
Brian D. McLaren
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A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
Brian D. McLaren
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A New Kind of Christian's conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdom for life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the most unlikely sources. This stirring fable captures a new spirit of Christianity--where personal, daily interaction with God is more important than institutional church structures, where faith is more about a way of life than a system of belief, where being authentically good is more important than being doctrinally "right," and where one's direction is more important than one's present location. Brian McLaren's delightful account offers a wise and wondrous approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and Christian congregations.
     

 
The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian
The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian
Brian D. McLaren
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The Last Word and the Word after That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity
The Last Word and the Word after That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity
Brian D. McLaren
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Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices
Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices
Brian D. McLaren
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Constant change within today's church seems to be prompting a desire for deeper devotion. Many 21st-century Christians are exploring ancient practices including fixed-hour prayer and fasting. McLaren explains these timeless traditions---some dating back to Abraham---and reveals how they can transform your spiritual sojourn. An informative introduction to a 7-book series on spiritual disciplines.
     

 
Everything Must Change DVD
Everything Must Change DVD
Brian D. McLaren
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This DVD study, based on Everything Must Change, shows how the message of Jesus provides a framing story that brings healing and sanity to the dominant societal and global realities of our time: systemic injustice, poverty, and dysfunction.

Intended to be used with the book, this DVD study will help participants discover a "form of Christian faith that is holistic, integral, balanced, that offers good news for both the living and the dying, that speaks of God's grace at work."

Features include:

  • Each session will summarize and expand on a section from the trade book
  • DVD footage from McLaren's nationwide tour serves as discussion starters
  • Discussions based on the major issues of our time

     

 

 The Award Winning New Kind of Christian Trilogy

A New Kind of Christian Trilogy 3-Pack
A New Kind of Christian Trilogy 3-Pack
Brian D. McLaren
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Brian McLaren is an author and pastor who believes that a faith which moves mountains is a faith that expands horizons, and brings us into a larger world where there is room for wonder. In his award winning New Kind of Christian Trilogy, McLaren encourages us to think about the nature of our faith. He challenges us to consider why it is we believe what we do about our faith, and to think about how such faith can be expressed in contemporary culture. A challenging and worthwhile series!
     

 
A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey
Brian D. McLaren
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For all who feel "burned out" on church comes a heartwarming tale of spiritual renewal, relevant for today's confusing, divisive world. Answers to life's pressing spiritual questions unfold in this delightful fable chronicling a series of surprising, inspiring conversations between a minister and his daughter's science teacher. Grappling with his own dissatisfaction with Christianity, can a pastor discover truth from an unlikely source? 224 pages, hardcover from Wiley & Sons.
     

 
The Story We Find Ourselves In Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian
The Story We Find Ourselves In Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian
Brian D. McLaren
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In The Story We Find Ourselves In, the much-anticipated sequel to his award-winning book A New Kind of Christian, Brian McLaren captures a new spirit of a relevant Christianity, where traditional divisions and doctrinal differences give way to a focus on God and story of God's love for this world. If you are searching for a deeper life with God - one that moves beyond the rhetoric of denominational and theological categories - this delightful and inspiring fictional tale will provide a picture of what it could mean to recapture a joyful spiritual life.
     

 
The Last Word and the Word After That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity
The Last Word and the Word After That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity
Brian D. McLaren
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This last volume in the trilogy that began with the award-winning A New Kind of Christian tells an intriguing fictional tale that raises urgent questions about hell--and about our view of God. What God do we believe exists? What kind of life should we live in response? How does our view of God affect the way we see and treat other people? And how does the way we see and treat other people affect our view of God? As Pastor Dan Poole and his friends and family grapple with these pressing questions, readers will find themselves moving beyond the tired rhetoric of denominational and theological categories to a view of their relationship with God that is more truly biblical, more faithful, more inspiring, more sensible, more evocative, more robust, more healing, more global, and more transforming.
     

 
The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth That Could Change Everything
The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth That Could Change Everything
Brian D. McLaren
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Brian McLaren, one of TIME magazine's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America," is back, this time to lead readers on a journey that will prove to be as unsettling and groundshaking as it is thrilling and life-changing. Unafraid of controversy or the uncomfortable gray areas of life, McLaren's quest is to find the essential message of Jesus' life - even if it overturns our conventional ideas, priorities, and practices.
     

 
A Generous Orthodoxy
A Generous Orthodoxy
Brian D. McLaren
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Whether you find yourself inside, outside, or somewhere on the fray of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy draws you toward a way of living that looks beyond the 'us/them' paradigm to the blessed and ancient paradox of 'we.'
     

 
More Ready Than You Realize: Evangelism in a Postmodern Matrix
More Ready Than You Realize: Evangelism in a Postmodern Matrix
Brian D. McLaren
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Many people think that postmodern ideas and concepts mean the death of Christianity. Brian McLaren thinks those people are partially correct. The end of modernity does indeed mean the end of modern Christianity (Christianity as it was enfleshed in the modern mindset). But it does not mean that Christianity is finished. McLaren is confident that Christianity, once it has been freed from modern constraints, can once again be the vibrant, life-changing relationship (as opposed to religion) that it was originally intended to be.

Based on Jesus' call to make disciples instead of simply converts, McLaren urges us to develop long-term friendships with non-believers. These friendships, statistically speaking, are more likely to bring people into church than any other human activity (friends and family are, by far, the most important factor in a non-believer coming to Christ, according to numerous surveys). McLaren's call for spiritual friendship is at once innovative, and at the same time, remarkably timeless.
     

 
Finding Faith: A Search for What Makes Sense
Finding Faith: A Search for What Makes Sense
Brian D. McLaren
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Does having faith mean abandoning reason? It's easy to get that impression. Still, it seems reasonable that a supremely intelligent God would want you to use your God-given intellect on your spiritual journey as much as in any other aspect of your life. Faith may not stand on rational thinking alone, but a solid faith should walk hand in hand with intellectual integrity.

Does it really matter what I believe? What is the relationship between faith and knowledge? Why are there so many religions? Do all paths lead to the same God? A Search for What Makes Sense helps you sort through the questions, objections, and concerns you can't help but raise. McLaren will help you think your way clearly and honestly to answers that satisfy because they're your answers---conclusions you've arrived at personally without manipulation, coercion, or game-playing. For faith to exist and grow it's got to make sense---good sense, carefully-thought-out sense. And chances are it does. Companion volume to A Search for What Is Real.
     


 

 

 Resources Featuring Brian Mclaren

The Voice from on High: Prophecies of Israel's  Liberating King and Their Fulfillments in Jesus
The Voice from on High: Prophecies of Israel's Liberating King and Their Fulfillments in Jesus
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"The Voice from on High" draws its inspiration from Handel's masterpiece, The Messiah. Passages from Messiah and the story of the long-awaited Liberating King, Jesus, are woven together. Beginning with creation in Genesis and moving through the Bible to the climax in Revelation, "The Voice from on High" juxtaposes the Old Testament passages with their fulfillments found in the New Testament. Along with the 7 songs on the accompanying CD, the drama of the redemption of God's people is retold from 51 passages of Scripture. 125 pages, softcover from Thomas Nelson.
     

 
The Dust off Their Feet: Transitioning the Church to Conform to His Will--Then/Now
The Dust off Their Feet: Transitioning the Church to Conform to His Will--Then/Now
Chris Seay
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What happened when the first-century Jerusalem church was forced to expand against its will---morphing from a Jewish sect to a multicultural congregation? And what lessons can today's "emergent church" learn from the story? Featuring a retelling of the Book of Acts by Brian McLaren, this "soul translation" raises fascinating questions for tomorrow's church leaders. 196 pages, softcover from World.
     

 
The Voice of Luke: Not Even Sandals
The Voice of Luke: Not Even Sandals
Brian D. McLaren, Chris Seay
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From the same writing team of The Dust Off Their Feet comes a fresh exploration of the life of Jesus with retelling of the timeless narrative found in the Gospel of Luke. Not Even Sandals recovers the passion, grit, humor, and beauty have been lost in our translations of Luke. This stands alone among narratives as a supernatural action-adventure. Brian McLaren recaptures what was lost as he retells this spiritual adventure with power and grace to read like a screenplay. Chris Seay, as only he can do, provides an overlay of historical and theological observations to enrich the story. McLaren and Seay are two of the driving forces in the reinvigorate worship found in the newer churches.
     

 
Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel
Adventures in Missing the Point: How the Culture-Controlled Church Neutered the Gospel
Brian D. McLaren, Tony Campolo
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Do you ever look at how the Christian faith is being lived out in the new millennium and wonder if we're no doing what we're supposed to be doing? That we still haven't quite "gotten it"? That we've missed the point regarding many important issues? This is understandable if we've relied on what we've been told to believe or what's widely accepted by the Christian community. But if we truly turned a constructive, critical eye toward our beliefs and vigorously questioned them and their origins, where would we find ourselves? Best-selling authors Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo invite you to do just that. Join them on an adventure that is about uncovering and naming the faulty conclusions, suppositions, and assumptions about the Christian faith.
     

 
Reimagining Evangelism: Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey
Reimagining Evangelism: Inviting Friends on a Spiritual Journey
Rick Richardson
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Sometimes talking about Jesus with friends can feel like trying to close a deal on a sales call, pushing something on people they may not really want. But what if we thought of it more like inviting friends on a spiritual journey? Image being free to be yourself and free for the Spirit to work in you. Imagine that it doesn't depend on you alone but that you can be an important part of a witnessing community. Imagine telling people stories instead of tyring to download content. Here is your invitation to re-imagine what evangelism could be for you.
     

 
The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Persectives
The Church in Emerging Culture: Five Persectives
Andy Crouch, Michael Horton, Frederica Mathews-Green, Erwin Raphael McManus
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What happens when five noted Christian thinkers/writers tackle questions concerning the church's role in this pivotal postmodern era? Pull up a seat and join in the lively roundtable discussion! This stimulating and intriguing book offers individual essays into which Brian McLaren, Andy Crouch, Erwin Raphael McManus, Frederica Matthewes-Greene and Michael Horton interject their comments and critique. The Church in Emerging Culture is foundational reading for today's church leaders.
     

 
A is for Abductive: The Language of the Emerging Church
A is for Abductive: The Language of the Emerging Church
Leonard Sweet, Brian D. McLaren, Jerry Haselmayer
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Do You Know the Postmodern Alphabet? The letters are all the same, but the things they stand for are as different as the future is from the past. A Is for Abductive helps you get a handle today on the vocabulary of tomorrow, and on concepts indispensable for living out the old-fashioned gospel in these newfangled times. Join Brian McLaren, Leonard Sweet and Jerry Haselmeyer as they walk you though the ABC's of today's postmodern language!
     

 
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