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Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2011
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A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual JourneyBrian D. McLarenJossey-Bass / 2008 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:2.5 Stars Out Of 5 5 Reviews
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This other way of following Christ is not concerned with an array of commandments or with holding the "right" beliefs. Rather it is centered on loving each other and loving God, what Garrett calls "love where the rubber meets the road, where faith meets the world."
Personal and moving, the book relates Garrett's experiences growing up in--and leaving--a disapproving conservative church and then finding his way back into a different kind of Christian community, one that is communal, missional, just, and loving. Garrett draws on popular culture to illustrate his spiritual points, showing how authentic Christian truth can be found in unlikely places.
"Greg Garrett is both a gifted writer and a deeply thoughtful follower of Christ. Whenever I read his work, I find a rare and moving mix of honesty--sometimes painful honesty--and tested hope, each made more vulnerable by the other." Brian D. McLaren, pastor, activist, and author of A New Kind of Christian, A Generous Orthodoxy, and The Secret Message of Jesus