This perceptive book is geared for an audience of "Christian seekers who want to know what they can believe without coming across as either condemning of non-Christians or wishy-washy about their own faith." Linn attempts to navigate a via media through issues such as biblical interpretation, the role and activity of the Holy Spirit, and dealing with religious pluralism. In one chapter, he offers the elusive Holy Grail of Christian writing: discussions of homosexuality and abortion that are biblically informed, culturally critical and theologically compassionate. Linn raises many questions and provides fewer answers, which should provoke readers to think matters through for themselves. Those Christians who desire "a mature faith that is both biblical and flexible" will cherish this book. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.