The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth That Could Change Everything

The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth That Could Change Everything by Brian D. McLaren 0849918928 9780849918926
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When Brian McLaren began offering an alternative vision of Christian faith and life in books such as A New Kind of Christian and A Generous Orthodoxy, he ignited a firestorm of praise and condemnation that continues to spread across the religious landscape. To some religious conservatives, McLaren is a dangerous rebel without a doctrinally-correct cause. Some fundamentalist websites have even claimed hes in league with the devil and have consigned him to flames. To others though, Brian is a fresh voice, a welcome antidote to the staleness, superficiality, and negativity of the religious status quo. A wide array of people from Evangelical, Catholic, and Mainline Protestant backgrounds claim that through his books they have begun to rediscover the faith theyd lost or rejected. And around the world, many readers say that he has helped them find-for the first time in their lives-a faith that makes sense and rings true. For many, he articulates the promise of what is being called emerging Christianity. In The Secret Message of Jesus youll find whats at the center of Brians critique of conventional Christianity, and whats at the heart of his expanding vision. In the process, youll meet a Jesus who may be altogether new to you, a Jesus who is? Not the crusading conqueror of religious broadcasting; Not the religious mascot of partisan religion; Not heavens ticket-checker, whose words have been commandeered by the church to include and exclude, judge and stigmatize, pacify and domesticate. McLaren invites you to discover afresh the transforming message of Jesus-an open invitation to radical change, an enlightening revelation that exposes sham and ignites hope, anepic story that is good news for everyone, whatever their gender, race, class, politics, or religion. ?Pastor and best-selling author McLaren revisits the gospel material from a fresh-and at times radical-perspective . . . He does an excellent job of capturing Jesus quiet, revolutionary style. --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Here McLaren shares his own ferocious journey in pondering the teachings and actions of Jesus. It is McLarens lack of salesmanship or agenda that creates a refreshing picture of the man from Galilee who changed history. --Donald Miller, Author of Blue Like Jazz In this critical book, Brian challenges us to ask what it would mean to truly live the message of Jesus today, and thus to risk turning everything upside down. --Jim Wallis, Author of Gods Politics and editor of Sojourners Compelling, crucial and liberating: a book for those who seek to experience the blessed heat of Christianity at its source. --Anne Rice, Author of Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

Author: Brian D. McLaren

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 265

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

Publication Date: 2007-04-03


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