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A Generous Orthodoxy

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

    Thoughtful and thought-provoking. I had never heard of emerging

    Thoughtful and thought-provoking. I had never heard of emerging christianity until I read Phyllis Tickle's book. Her book led me this book. I found it to be very readable. The author has a good/appropriate sense of humor toward himself and his subject. He is knowledgeable. I learned a lot. He recommends other books to read and websites to investigate. Well worth the time and money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Made me think

    Brian pushed buttons that I thought I had hidden well! This book made me think about my own upbringing, where I am now in my walk, and where I may be heading.
    A small group in my community will be reading this book together. I can't wait for the conversation.

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  • Posted April 21, 2012

    WORTH READING

    This is an interesting book as Brian takes a look at all the Christian faiths he has had contact with and what each one's best quality and contribution is to Christianity. He talks about how nice it would be if all the faiths put their best strength together with the other ones to be a more potent affect on humanity and the world. What is sad to him is the Christian faiths spend their time on cutting each other down and causing more division and putting Christians in a light of kids in a sand box not wanting to share toys or space with one another. This is not a liberal or conservative book but an open minded book about one man's view of Christian faith.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2005

    A masterful call to change!

    McLaren has done an excellent job of expressing the heart of Jesus in this book that is challenging, yet edifying. As I delved into the words that filled each page, I felt like I was looking into a mirror. Its encouraging to see that some people out there are making an effort to not only preach what it means to be a 'True Christian', but are also living it. This book is a must read for anyone who desires unity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2005

    He's done it again!!!

    I'm a McLaren fan, let's just be honest. But what he's done to break down the walls that divide us is challenging, thoughtful, and commendable. While we're being honest, I should say that the first few chapters went by quickly and without much grounbreaking information for me. But by the time I got to his thoughts on being 'biblical' my mind was spinning with thoughts. He manages to take what has been lying in the back of my mind somewhere and lay it out clearly so that I say, 'Yes! That's what I was thinking, but I couldn't put it to words!'

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