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McLaren, Brian D. 1956-

Overview
Works: 133 works in 349 publications in 6 languages and 10,219 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Christian fiction  Biography  History  Fiction  Parables  Meditations  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: BT77, 230
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A new kind of Christianity : ten questions that are transforming the faith by Brian D McLaren( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 775 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
The secret message of Jesus : uncovering the truth that could change everything by Brian D McLaren( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 763 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 Christian : a tale of two friends on a spiritual journey by Brian D McLaren( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the semi-fictional conversation between Dan Poole, a pastor, and Neo Oliver, his daughter's high school science teacher, in which they discuss the cultural relevance of Christianity
Everything must change : Jesus, global crises, and a revolution of hope by Brian D McLaren( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 558 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
Why did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed cross the road? : Christian identity in a multi-faith world by Brian D McLaren( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 523 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"--
Finding our way again : the return of the ancient practices by Brian D McLaren( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 497 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 483 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"--
Adventures in missing the point : how the culture-controlled church neutered the Gospel by Brian D McLaren( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how the complex issues of the world's culture has influenced the ministry and message of the Christian church on such topics as salvation, worship, the Bible, and sin
A generous or+hodoxy : why I am a missional, evangelical, post/Protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, Fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Green, incarnational, depressed-yet-hopeful, emergent, unfinished Christian by Brian D McLaren( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues for a new orthodoxy which is Christ-centered and brings about global conversation between Christians of all faiths and practices
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 342 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 )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 276 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
We make the road by walking : a year-long quest for spiritual formation, reorientation, and activation by Brian D McLaren( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 229 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
The church on the other side : doing ministry in the postmodern matrix by Brian D McLaren( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great spiritual migration : how the world's largest religion is seeking a better way to be Christian by Brian D McLaren( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, argues that -- notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop in church attendance -- Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. For millions, the journey has already begun. Drawing from his work as global activist, pastor, and public theologian, McLaren challenges readers to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia, and instead, to embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the church. In The Great Spiritual Migration, he explores three profound shifts that define the change: Spiritually, growing numbers of Christians are moving away from defining themselves by lists of beliefs and toward a way of life defined by love ; Theologically, believers are increasingly rejecting the image of God as a violent Supreme Being and embracing the image of God as the renewing Spirit at work in our world for the common good ; Missionally, the faithful are identifying less with organized religion and more with organizing religion -- spiritual activists dedicated to healing the planet, building peace, overcoming poverty and injustice, and collaborating with other faiths to ensure a better future for all of us. With his trademark brilliance and compassion, McLaren invites readers to seize the moment and set out on the most significant spiritual pilgrimage of our time: to help Christianity become more Christian
More ready than you realize : evangelism as dance in the postmodern matrix by Brian D McLaren( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WARNING: This is not just another book on evangelism. This book contains fresh, encouraging, challenging, groundbreaking, and doable ideas you'll want to share with your pastor, your small group or class, your board, or your parachurch organization. OUT: Evangelism as sales pitch, as conquest, as warfare, as ultimatum, as threat, as proof, as argument, as entertainment, as show, as monologue, as something you have to do. IN: Disciple-making as conversation, as friendship, as influence, as invitation, as companionship, as challenge, as opportunity, as conversation, as dance, as something you get to do. You're more ready for this than you realize, and so are your friends!
Finding faith : a self-discovery guide for your spiritual quest by Brian D McLaren( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 194 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 169 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( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 155 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
Brief Christian histories : getting a sense of our long story by James W White( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we undergird Christian enthusiasm with Christian substance? Brief Christian Histories combines biblical and ecclesial history in a single volume, taking readers through 4000 years of our religion's history using four themes of interest: WHO has led us? HOW have we been guided ethically? WHAT have been our faith practices and pieties? WHERE have we interacted with culture, and to what effect? Reading any one chapter will give readers a feel for the Christian narrative as a whole. Reading two or more narratives will broaden readers' understanding of where we have come from-all to help understand this big religion of ours, deepen ourselves in it, and keep our faith fresh and moving forward. We move for God's New Order (basileia)-about which Jesus taught, for which he taught us to pray, and into which he invites our enthusiastic, substantive sojourning
 
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A new kind of Christianity : ten questions that are transforming the faith
Alternative Names
Brian McLaren Amerikaans songwriter

Brian McLaren US-amerikanischer Pastor und Vertreter der Emerging Church Bewegung

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Брайан МакЛарен

맥라렌, 브라이언 1956-

맥클라렌, 브라이언 1956-

맥클라렌, 브라이언 D. 1956-

Languages
English (140)

Chinese (7)

Swedish (2)

Korean (2)

German (1)

Danish (1)

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The secret message of Jesus : uncovering the truth that could change everythingA new kind of Christian : a tale of two friends on a spiritual journeyEverything must change : Jesus, global crises, and a revolution of hopeFinding our way again : the return of the ancient practicesNaked spirituality : a life with God in 12 simple wordsAdventures in missing the point : how the culture-controlled church neutered the GospelA generous or+hodoxy : why I am a missional, evangelical, post/Protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, Fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, Catholic, Green, incarnational, depressed-yet-hopeful, emergent, unfinished ChristianThe last word and the word after that : a tale of faith, doubt, and a new kind of Christianity