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by Brian D. McLaren

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ISBN: 0470248408
Author: Brian D. McLaren
Language: English
Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (April 18, 2008)
Pages: 336
Category: Christian Living
Subcategory: Bibles
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 487
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A New Kind of Christian' asked a lot of really good questions regarding life, religion, spirituality and what it means to. .

A New Kind of Christian' asked a lot of really good questions regarding life, religion, spirituality and what it means to follow the teachings of Jesus. I found it created a deep level of introspection and thought, much of which has continued since first reading it. After following McLaren's writing for several years, one of my bigger criticisms of this book is that it seems he had personally already drawn conclusions, and had an agenda that he had not yet committed to openly talking bout in 'A New Kind of Christian

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-170) conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school teacher, in which they reflect together about faith, doubt, reason, mission, leadership, and spiritual practice.

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A New Kind of Christian is Brian McLaren's introductory work into understanding how the postmodern era-as well as the modern, medeival, and Roman eras-have all shaped our perspectives on Christianity. McLaren argues that current evangelical Christianity is one cultural motif-one modern achievment-in conceptualizing the Christian God.

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A Leadership Network Publication A New Kind of Christian's conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdom for life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the most unlikely sources.

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A New Kind of Christian's conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdom for life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the most unlikely sources. A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey (9780470248409) by Brian D. McLaren.

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Subject(s): Christian life, Spiritual life.

Subject(s): Christian life, Spiritual life.

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A New Kind of Christian's conversation between a pastorand his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdomfor life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the mostunlikely sources. This stirring fable captures a new spirit ofChristianity--where personal, daily interaction with God is moreimportant than institutional church structures, where faith is moreabout a way of life than a system of belief, where beingauthentically good is more important than being doctrinally"right," and where one's direction is more important than one'spresent location. Brian McLaren's delightful account offers a wiseand wondrous approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life andChristian congregations.

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Comments:

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I read, and thoroughly enjoyed this book prior to McLaren completely leaving the realm of orthodox theology. Mind you, leaving orthodox theology isn't something I would suggest by default as a bad thing, but merely tracking the timeline of his writing. 'A New Kind of Christian' asked a lot of really good questions regarding life, religion, spirituality and what it means to follow the teachings of Jesus. I found it created a deep level of introspection and thought, much of which has continued since first reading it.

After following McLaren's writing for several years, one of my bigger criticisms of this book is that it seems he had personally already drawn conclusions, and had an agenda that he had not yet committed to openly talking bout in 'A New Kind of Christian.' At the time, this seemed like a fairly sincere exploration of questions and doubts that I think most of us have, if we're honest with ourselves. I wish he was more open about his position in this piece particularly, so it didn't feel like he was trying to sneak something in. To be clear, I'm not criticicising his position in general, I'm actually mostly a fan, just the method of communication.

Definitely worth the read, just approach it with somewhat of a critical eye.
Naa
I am exactly the audience this book is supposed to connect with. I was right there in the young evangelical circles who were being most affected by the ideas contained in this book. And I was dissatisfied with what I was finding. The book does connect with me to an extent. To be sure, when it was written in 2001 I think yes, cutting edge, very strong, beneficial challenge to mainstream evangelicalism (though I was not ready for it). Since then there has been quite a few groundbreaking books in a similar vein. Donald Miller's "blue like jazz", Shane Claiborne's "the irresistible revolution", and others who haven't quite hit the mainstream like Frank Schaeffer "crazy for God" and "Patience with God", and other authors still more recent like Rob Bell and Shane Hipps who have pushed the envelope further. Because this book does define a lot of who I am I have to say yes to 4/5 of it. However, the 1/5 is the part that sticks out.

The 4/5:
From my perspective, his basic premise of needing a new kind of christian is absolutely right on. I'm not totally sure that the word Christian is worth salvaging from the mess people have made of it. Jesus said a lot of good things and is definitely worth following. There is a lot of controversy here that I don't feel compelled to get involved in at the moment.

The 1/5:
In the intro the author acknowledges one of the big problems: the over-usage of the now somewhat over-generalized terms of modern and post modern. This is probably the biggest single part of his argument, and yes, like the author acknowledges, it is too general. It needs to be more specific about which "Post-" he is talking about.

I'm frustrated with the end of the book. Much of the talk throughout the book is about transcending organization yet mcclaren closes it with how to box up this "outside of the box" movement. It is organic, right? Alright then, let it be organic!

It is easy to see his attempt at writing a good story falling into the cheesy category (and he admits it). He is also dealing with a lot of modern philosophy like Michael Polanyi who seems like he was big for the author, but I think the example falls flat to me. Perhaps if I knew more about Michael Polanyi it would help. I'm interested in him now. As one who has got into a lot of Biblical studies there's a number of places that are for and against his argument he could have used. I also would have liked to see some interaction with the new england transcendentalists of the 1800s (Thoreau, Emerson) who (as post-puritans) I think contribute very deeply to this discussion.

I admit I have not read any other more recent mcclaren books and perhaps the more recent editions contain further thinking...However, I fear he is missing that furthest step into authenticity he needs for a fifth star from me. If you are really interested in a book that transcends McClaren's transcending ideas check out Anton zijderveld and peter zerger's "in praise of doubt" and for the more specific to Christianity/the church, (and a very easy read!) i would make sure to read Shane hipps' "selling water by the river".
Felolv
One of my favorite books of 2017. Genre wise, it's neither fiction nor nonfiction, but more a fictional conversation between two friends about serious matters of faith and theology. McLaren articulates many of the questions that I have been asking, pointing out inconsistencies and incongruities of the current evangelical landscape. He is not dogmatic in his answers, but allows his readers to do their own thinking. This book is the first of three books, and probably the best one. The other ones are The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian and The Last Word and the Word after That: A Tale of Faith, Doubt, and a New Kind of Christianity. I would recommend reading them in order.
Dori
This book is about a pastor and an ex-pastor who mentors him in in his soul searching. It probably is best for pastors, who have a deep undertanding of the Bible and can weather through the rough places, but can be enlightening to both serious Christians and those disgruntled folks who think present-day Christianity is worthless, and possibly even dangerous. It is very rough for those who already have their set ideas, learned from Sunday school, on what Christianity is all about. For those who already have enjoyed the mind-stretching work of Marcus Borg and James Mulholland it will be intreging. Some of the book I loved because it validated how I already thought (we tend to value things like that). Other parts, such as a fantasy look at what Heaven and Hell might really be like, were thought provoking, in the manner of C. S. Lewis, and I am still mulling over these parts. The last chapter got a little heavy for me regarding how to set up a postmodern era church. He uses the words "modern" and "postmodern" frequently, one being what were are stuck in and the other being what we need to transition to - to follow Jesus' plan. I don't think he explains these terms enough, and I had to rethink what he said about them every time they came up. As a final criticism, not nearly enough emphasis is given to Islam, Buddism, or the Hindu religion, to be consistent with their importance in a postmodern global world - maybe in the next two books in this trilogy, which I intend to read, it will be further discussed as to how we, as the minority Christians deal, in Jesus' way, with the other faiths. This book, in my opinion, is a first step in the right direction

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