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 awardwinning 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.
Brian McLaren's witty and wise characters take on difficult, faith-busting themes, from evolution and evangelism to death and the meaning of life -- and reveal that the answers to life's pressing spiritual questions often come from the most unlikely sources. Dan and Neo (and some new characters as well) invite reflection on the story we find ourselves in -- that is, the narrative of God's presence and meaning in the world now and in the future. In doing so they encourage each of us to live as a new kind of Christian. The Story We Find Ourselves In ultimately provides inspiration for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and offers Christians everywhere a new story of their faith's relevance in today's world.
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About the Author
Brian D. McLaren is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Washington-Baltimore area. He is the author of four previous books on contemporary Christianity, including The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix (2000) and A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey (Jossey-Bass, 2001), which won a Christianity Today Award of Merit for Best Christian Living title, 2002.
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