Book Review : Finding our way again

January 28, 2009

Brian McLaren in his book, Finding our way again : the return of the ancient practice (Thomas Nelson, 2008) employs ‘going to the gym’ as a metaphor of spiritual life. I found this a helpful way of looking at spiritual practices: reading the Bible, prayer, fasting, meditation, sacred meals, observing the Sabatah, liturgy etc. When…

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Book Review : Everything Must Change

June 26, 2008

Brian McLaren has written a well paced book called, Everything must change(Thomas Nelson, 2007). It is a disturbing book which exposes many of the crises facing the world today. McLaren shares his experiences from his overseas trips to paint an alarming picture of exploitation of the world’s poor, over consumption by wealthy nations and a…

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Book Review : The Secret Message of Jesus

November 7, 2006

Brian McLaren writes about Jesus’ message from the perspective of its original hearers and then explains what that means for us in the 21st century. I particularly enjoy the way he writes about the four political groups that were around in Jesus’ day and how their ideas are still present today. The Zealots believed in…

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