We Make the Road by Walking: A Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation - eBook  -     By: Brian D. McLaren
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Jericho Books / 2014 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Jericho Books
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781455513987
ISBN-13: 9781455513987

Publisher's Description

From critically acclaimed author Brian McLaren comes a brilliant retelling of the biblical story and a thrilling reintroduction to Christian faith.

This book offers everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today. It also puts tools in your hands to create a life-changing learning community in any home, restaurant, or other welcoming space.

The fifty-two (plus a few) weekly readings can each be read aloud in 10 to 12 minutes and offer a simple curriculum of insightful reflections and transformative practices. Organized around the traditional church year, these readings give an overview of the whole Bible and guide an individual or a group of friends through a year of rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth.

Perfect for home churches, congregations, classes, or individual study, each reading invites you to
  • Cultivate an honest, intelligent understanding of the Bible and of Christian faith in 21st century
  • Engage with discussion questions designed to challenge, stimulate, and encourage
  • Reimagine what it means to live joyfully and responsibly in today's world as agents of God's justice, creativity, and peace
If you're seeking a fresh way to experience and practice your faith, if you're a long-term Christian seeking new vitality, or if you feel out of place in traditional church circles, this book will inspire and activate you in your spiritual journey.

Author Bio

Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. After teaching college English, Brian was a church planter, pastor, and networker in the Baltimore-Washington DC area for over 20 years. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings in the U.S. and internationally, and is Theologian-in-Residence at Life in the Trinity Ministry.

Brian's writing spans over a dozen books, including his acclaimed Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road, A New Kind of Christian trilogy, A Generous Orthodoxy, and his most recent titles, Naked Spirituality and the ebook The Girl with the Dove Tattoo (June 2012). A frequent guest on television, radio, and news media programs, Brian is also an active and popular blogger, a musician, and an avid outdoor enthusiast. Learn more at his website, www.brianmclaren.net. Brian is married to Grace, and they have four adult children.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for WHY DID JESUS, MOSES, THE BUDDHA, AND MOHAMMED, CROSS THE ROAD?

"...Worth reading, lively and passionate at translating progressive theology into a popular idiom."
Publishers Weekly
"Provocative...Even those who don't agree will be bettered by engaging its ideas."—Relevant Magazine
"...Important and extraordinarily timely...a soothing balm for the searing pain of our times."—Huffington Post
"...An essential life lesson about loving our neighbors and tolerating their differences...For Christians on the fence about whether to accept others and their faiths or to insist that only Christianity can adequately serve, this book provides important insights."—Booklist Online
"[Brian McLaren] actually believes that Jesus and his followers can change the world. This book is no exception-he starts with a joke but quickly you realize just how serious he is about doing what Jesus teaches us to do. Helpful, timely, and really, really inspiring."—Rob Bell, author, Love Wins
"A renewed and renewing vision of Christianity that will challenge every reader to go deeper into its core Truth and find radical urgency to befriend all God's children...If you are not afraid of having your viewpoint, identity, and complacency challenged - read this, for Love itself is to be found here!"—Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop, The Episcopal Church

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  1. Florida
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    Pretty shallow
    February 9, 2016
    EVLytle
    Florida
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    The author claims he is not dogmatic, except that he is extremely dogmatic on his pet causes (the environment, gay "marriage," etc). This sort of literature appeals to the "spiritual but not religious" types, but I can't imagine any mature Christian getting anything from this. Like most liberal authors, he throws in a lot of Scripture but he's seems to cherry-pick the Bible very carefully, and make the verses fit his own agenda. He appears to be extremely hostile to evangelical Christians. If "savor this aliveness" is your idea of a profound spiritual insight, you might enjoy this book. This kind of bumper-sticker theology has nothing to nurture a mature believer.
  2. Upstate NY
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    Spend a year examining your spiritual life
    July 15, 2014
    Floyd Johnson
    Upstate NY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
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    The author begins his book by writing:

    You are not finished yet. You are "in the making." You have the capacity to learn, mature, think, change, and grow. You also have the freedom to stagnate, regress, regress, constrict, and lose your way. Which road will you take?

    As a believer, I find this statement to be true - we can all grow or die, depending on the choices we make. The book provides tools for each believer to evaluate his or own life - either as an individual, as part of a small group, or as part of a larger group worshiping together. Or, a church or parachurch group may chose to wrap-up a year long study using all three approaches.

    The book is divided into 4 Parts, 52 Chapters, plus a number of supplemental sessions to allow the individual or groups to evaluate their growth through the year. Each chapter includes a suggested reading, a devotional or contemplative reading designed to bring that passage alive to the contemporary reader. The chapter ends with a series of questions to encourage the individual or group to dig deeper into the topics covered in the current chapters. Similarly, each quarter (13 chapters) concludes with a series of questions to evaluate individual and group growth.

    Though the book is challenging and worth the time spent working through the studies, I am bothered by the author's suggestion that the same book could be rewritten for groups of "Jews, Muslims, and others." Such a task could only be done fairly by alternate authors with their hears firmly rooted in those traditions. For a Christian to attempt to write a devotional for those of other traditions would seem to stretch both the Christian's commitment and other's belief systems as well.

    Read with care and used to critically examine one's personal belief system, the book has values for Christians coming from a variety of backgrounds. Merely giving the book a cursory reading would seem to be unfair to the author and the book's purpose.

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    This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.
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