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McLaren, Brian D. 1956-

Overview
Works: 118 works in 256 publications in 2 languages and 8,671 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Biography  History  Fiction  Meditations  Sermons  Christian fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Editor
Classifications: BV4501.2, 248.4
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A new kind of Christian a tale of two friends on a spiritual journey by Brian D McLaren ( )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school teacher, in which they reflect together about faith, doubt, reason, mission, leadership, and spiritual practice ..."
The secret message of Jesus : uncovering the truth that could change everything by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advocates that the teaching of Jesus Christ is not just about performing good works to earn the reward of heaven in the future, but also about practicing charity and justice to transform the world around us
A new kind of Christianity : ten questions that are transforming the faith by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines ten questions facing Christianity today, including questions about authority, God, Jesus, how to articulate the faith itself, and the nature of the gospel, and lays out a vision of what the church will look like for its next five hundred years
Everything must change : Jesus, global crises, and a revolution of hope by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What do the life and teaching of Jesus have to say about the most critical global problems in our world today?"--Provided by publisher
Finding our way again : the return of the ancient practices by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the spiritual disciplines used in Christianity that have been in use since the time of Abraham
Naked spirituality : a life with God in 12 simple words by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Many people are stuck with an understanding of prayer that doesn't go beyond Sunday school memorizations and desperate petitions in time of need. Instead, Brian McLaren argues we should understand that prayer is to the soul what breathing is to the body; prayer is life-giving union with the Divine. McLaren offers new hope to those who are disillusioned by religious dogma and disheartened by unanswered prayers. This is a book for those who want to pray but don't know where to start, a how-to book on the spiritual practice of prayer. In Naked Spirituality, McLaren confronts how the church's traditional practices no longer work; in fact, they often serve to prevent the very transformation God is calling us to undergo. As a result, religion becomes a tool to maintain the status quo and not an instrument for getting us closer to living as citizens of heaven. McLaren offers twelve moves, or practices, that both connect us with God and free us to do the holistic work the gospel calls us to--to pray as well as save the planet; to worship as well as lift up the poor and needy. For many people, McLaren's agenda for spirituality will feel like a formula for the faith they always hoped for and what they always knew Christianity should be about. With his characteristic fresh voice and practical wisdom, McLaren has written a spiritual manual that goes beyond encouraging piety by offering spiritual transformation"--
Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed cross the road? : Christian identity in a multi-faith world by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Brian McLaren, one of the established leaders of the emerging church movement, invites interfaith dialogue, suggesting tolerance and respect between religions"--
Adventures in missing the point : how the culture-controlled church neutered the Gospel by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last word and the word after that : a tale of faith, doubt, and a new kind of Christianity by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pastor Dan Poole is granted an extended leave of absence from his conservative church as it investigates what it believes to be his liberal theological leanings, especially regarding the doctrine of hell and salvation. During his leave, Dan and his circle of friends grapple with conventional Christian teachings about hell and judgment and what they mean for our relationship with God and each other
The story we find ourselves in : further adventures of a new kind of Christian by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After many years as a successful pastor, Brian McLaren has found, as more and more Christians are finding, that none of the current strains of Christianity fully describes his own faith. In The Story We Find Ourselves In -- the much anticipated sequel to his award-winning book A New Kind of Christian-- McLaren captures a new spirit of a relevant Christianity, where traditional divisions and doctrinal differences give way to a focus on God and the 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 church on the other side : doing ministry in the postmodern matrix by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More ready than you realize : evangelism as dance in the postmodern matrix by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finding faith : a self-discovery guide for your spiritual quest by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is there a God? - What might God be like? - What is the relationship between faith and certainty? - Can intelligent people believe in spiritual realities? - Why are there so many religions? - Is it possible to experience a relationship with God--and if so, how? If you've asked questions like these, you're in good company. From songwriters such as Bob Dylan and Jewel Kilcher to TV shows such as The X Files and Touched by an Angel, the media and the arts reflect postmodern men and women's search for a living faith and a spiritually oriented life. Real faith isn't blind believism. It is a process that engages your intellect as well as your emotions. If you think faith requires turning your back on truth and intellectual honesty, then Finding Faith is one book you really ought to read. With logic, passion, and even-handedness that the thinking person will appreciate, this book helps you face your obstacles to faith by focusing not on what to believe, but on how to believe. Whether you want to strengthen the faith you have, renew the faith you lost, or discover faith for the first time, Finding Faith can coach, inspire, encourage, and guide you, and help you discover more in life than you'd ever imagined or hoped for
"A" is for abductive : the language of the emerging church by Leonard I Sweet ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This witty, yet substantive primer explores the basic concepts and vernacular of postmodern ministry. This "postmodern ministry for dummies" will help "immigrants" learn to speak PSL (postmodern as a second language), so they can better live, minister, and make a difference in the emerging postmodern context
The justice project by Ashley Bunting Seeber ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Justice and the call for change are in the air. Whether it's extreme poverty, human rights, racism, or the Middle East, news outlets bombard us with stories about the need for justice in the world. But how are Christians to respond to these stories and the conditions to which they refer? Here's help. Editors Brian McLaren, Elisa Padilla, and Ashley Bunting Seeber have amassed a collection of over 30 brief chapters by some of the most penetrating thinkers in the justice conversation, including Ren Padilla, Peggy Campolo, Will and Lisa Samson, Sylvia Keesmaat, Bart Campolo, Lynne Hybels, Tony Jones, and Richard Twiss. Divided into sections: God of Justice; Book of Justice; Justice in the USA; Just World, and Just Church. The Justice Project invites readers to deepen their understanding of the pressures our world faces and to take up the challenge of alleviating them. Never has the world been in greater need of Christians who 'do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.' This resource will help them do just that."--Amazon.com
We make the road by walking : a year-long quest for spiritual formation, reorientation, and activation by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These "fifty-two (plus a few) weekly readings can each be read aloud in 10-12 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"--Dust jacket flap
Secrets in the dark : a life in sermons by Frederick Buechner ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A "best of Buechner" collection of sermons that gathers some of his best sermons from previous books as well as seven new sermons and a new introduction
Finding faith : a search for what makes sense by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A search for what is real : finding faith by Brian D McLaren ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (131)
German (1)
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