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McLaren, Brian D. 1956-

Overview
Works: 117 works in 267 publications in 5 languages and 9,027 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Biography  History  Fiction  Meditations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sermons  Christian fiction  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, 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( file )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,387 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
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 792 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 779 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 573 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 505 libraries worldwide
Explores the spiritual disciplines used in Christianity that have been in use since the time of Abraham
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 487 libraries worldwide
"Brian McLaren, one of the established leaders of the emerging church movement, invites interfaith dialogue, suggesting tolerance and respect between religions"--
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 470 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 )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 420 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 )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 394 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 345 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 )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 267 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 198 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 )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 197 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
We make the road by walking : a year-long quest for spiritual formation, reorientation, and activation by Brian D McLaren( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 181 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
"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 166 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 161 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
Reinventing your church by Brian D McLaren( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
If your church could start all over ... Is any one way really the "right" way for your church to impact today's rapidly changing culture? With all the different church models to choose from, does any one of them truly offer "The Answer"? Whether your church is large or small, Brian McLaren gives you a fresh, creative option -- and it starts by asking yourself, as he did, "What kind of church would we want to be if we had to start from scratch?" With wisdom gleaned from experience and seasoned with humor, McLaren gives you not another "here's the way" approach, but thirteen tested strategies that can help you and your congregation determine where you want to go and how to get there. - Back cover
Disquiet time : rants and reflections on the good book by the skeptical, the faithful and a few scoundrels by Jennifer Grant( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
The Bible is full of not-so-precious moments, from murder and mayhem, to sex and slavery. Now, an incredible cast of contributors tackles the parts of the Bible that most excite, frustrate, or comfort, like: 1.What the heck is the book of Revelation really about? (The answer will surprise you.), 2.How do we come to grips with the Bible's troubling (or seemingly troubling) passages about the role of women?, 3.Why did the artist of the oldest known picture of Jesus intentionally paint him with a wonky eye--and what does it tell us about beauty? DISQUIET TIME was written by and for Bible-loving Christians, agnostics, skeptics, none-of-the-aboves, and people who aren't afraid to dig deep spiritually, ask hard questions, and have some fun along the way
Secrets in the dark : a life in sermons by Frederick Buechner( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 76 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
 
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Languages
English (124)
Chinese (6)
Swedish (2)
German (1)
Korean (1)
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