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  • Title: We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation
  • Author: Brian D. McLaren
  • ISBN: 9781455514007
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Hardcover

  • From critically acclaimed author Brian McLaren comes a brilliant retelling of the biblical story and a thrilling reintroduction to Christian faith This book offers everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today It also puts tools in your hands to create a life changing learning community in any home, restauraFrom critically acclaimed author Brian McLaren comes a brilliant retelling of the biblical story and a thrilling reintroduction to Christian faith This book offers everything you need to explore what a difference an honest, living, growing faith can make in our world today It also puts tools in your hands to create a life changing learning community in any home, restaurant, or other welcoming space The fifty two plus a few weekly readings can each be read aloud in 10 to 12 minutes and offer a simple curriculum of insightful reflections and transformative practices Organized around the traditional church year, these readings give an overview of the whole Bible and guide an individual or a group of friends through a year of rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth Perfect for home churches, congregations, classes, or individual study, each reading invites you to Cultivate an honest, intelligent understanding of the Bible and of Christian faith in 21st century Engage with discussion questions designed to challenge, stimulate, and encourageReimagine what it means to live joyfully and responsibly in today s world as agents of God s justice, creativity, and peaceIf you re seeking a fresh way to experience and practice your faith, if you re a long term Christian seeking new vitality, or if you feel out of place in traditional church circles, this book will inspire and activate you in your spiritual journey.
    Brian D. McLaren
    Brian D McLaren is an internationally known speaker and the author of over ten highly acclaimed books on contemporary Christianity, including A New Kind of Christian, A Generous Orthodoxy, and The Secret Message of Jesus.


    Commentaires:

    Rebecca Foster
    Brian McLaren has been one of the most influential people in my spiritual life over the last decade. He’s the founding pastor of the church I attend whenever I’m back in the States (Cedar Ridge Community Church) and, starting with his A New Kind of Christian trilogy, his books have had a huge impact on my life. He and Marcus Borg are probably the only reason I still consider myself ‘Christian’. A New Kind of Christianity is still McLaren’s magnum opus, but in terms of his most practica [...]

    Carol Merritt
    These are lovely reflections. McLaren retells the stories of scripture with a compassionate lens. I talked with Brian about the book here: trafficbsyn/gcr/Brian_M

    Lee Harmon
    With 52 chapters–one for each week of the year–McLaren takes us on a year-long quest toward “aliveness,” as taught by Jesus through words and example. Each chapter lists a few suggested Bible readings, gives a few pages of inspiration, and lists suggested discussion topics. His idea is that we would use this book for Bible study, with family or close friends in Christ.“Aliveness” is a wonderful description for the type of existence Jesus wishes to share. Where the Synoptic gospels sp [...]

    Richard
    Very challenging 52 chapters of interesting theology with suggested discussion questions. Intended for small groups to study over 52 weeks.

    Linda Gaines
    All year long I have found photos and wrote about the ideas on scripture passages McLaren has presented. It's been a good year for some new ideas and ways of looking at the words of Jesus.

    Sally
    Small groups from our church are meeting weekly to discuss this book, chapter by chapter.

    John Weldy
    Those of you who have gone through “the change” and are no longer “that kind of Christian” but you still love Jesus and have no idea what to teach your kidsGET THIS!! McLaren gets it, y’all. He really gets it. There is no spoon feeding here. Let my people THINK!!!My kids are 11 and 14 and this is a perfect family “devotional”. With younger kids, it will take more explaining but it’s doable.

    Missyjohnson1
    a great small group study for a seeker, skeptic or new believer. It also allows for a number of ideas or things to think about for someone who has done other studies. Probably best to have a group with diverse vantage points to allow for the best discussions. Seems that a smaller group of three or four would fit the discussion aspect as opposed to a larger group.

    Denise Cormaney
    This book is meant to be read weekly, a chapter at a time. I started doing that at the beginning of the year but I've let it slide past the point of catching up. It is a beautiful book and I'm sure I'll pick it up again.

    LaVerne George
    I've been reading this with my book group, and so far it's been a thoughtful, mind-expanding experience. We've put it down for the summer. I'm eager to pick it back up soon.

    Paul Merriam
    "Sooner or later, everyone should be arrested and imprisoned for a good cause."Received this as a gift, and have been reading it over the course of a year. McLaren is a middle-of-the-road Christian, not overly radical nor a reactionary conservative. Most of the time, his interpretation of the annual cycle of church readings fits easily with my own.My rating is strictly about readability, and writing style: not about McLaren's world view.

    Robert D. Cornwall
    This is Brian McLaren at his best. In simple form this is Brian reflecting on Scripture and inviting us to do the same. The book is comprised of fifty-two chapters, broken into four sections, centered on the premise that our spiritual journeys are never finished, but continually made as we walk with God through life. Expressing a process or openness vision of God, he suggests that we participate in creating our futures: "We don't need to wait passively for history to happen to us. We can become [...]

    Beth Peninger
    A book club I am part of picked this book and I don't know that any of us realized it was, as stated on the front cover, "A Year-Long Quest." Oops. :) But in the introduction McLaren says that readers can go through it however they choose and hopefully still glean from it. So we stuck with reading it straight through rather than taking a year. McLaren takes the 52 weeks of a year and devotes it to topics that pertain on how to truly, in his opinion, be alive in Christ. I feel iffy about McLaren [...]

    Ashley
    My church just completed a year-long congregational study using this book. I enjoyed the introductory sections immensely, as they called Christians to action and self examination in a theologically astute way. Certain sections were a bit more tedious and seemed to retell Biblical stories without as much insight as those initial chapters. The ending, which took on Revelations, came full circle again with insightful and nuanced ways of understanding prophecy. Overall, it was an excellent text for [...]

    Steve Watson
    Read most of this last year, but just finished the last section yesterday. MacLaren has given a wonderful resource to individuals, dinner parties, home groups, and churches. He's created a year-long liturgy to explore the Christian scriptures and message of Jesus in a 21st century context. For 52 weeks, following the traditional church calendar, he provides 3 scriptures per week along with a short talk and other resources for reflection and worship.I followed the first of MacLaren's four units, [...]

    Kevan
    Wow. This book is a beautiful call to reimagine this world-bettering community that Christians are supposed to be creating. It is healthy, exciting, visionary, compelling, humble, grounded. It's like a Regent College course in book form. It took a year for me to get through the book at its suggested pacing. The book presents a clear, deliberate unfolding of Christian theology that puts right many of the misconceptions that have warped or distracted the movement over the last half century. It's g [...]

    David Emmanuel Agreda
    Presenta una perspectiva diferente pero muy buena de cómo leer los textos bíblicos, tomando en consideración la cultura de los escritores y el avance en la comprensión de quien es Dios. Comienza con Dios Padre, luego la sección de Jesús y al finalizar se completa con el Espíritu Santo. Esto le da un enfoque Trinitario, igual que en la Biblia, se llega a conocer a la Trinidad después de conocer a cada uno de sus miembros.

    Sheila Pritchard
    Fifty-two chapters that cover the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation in a reader friendly and intelligent way. Who else but Brian McLaren could do that! Each short chapter is designed to be used by a small group and concludes with excellent discussion/action/meditation suggestions. However much you already "know" (or don't) about the Bible this will give a fresh and thought-provoking perspective.

    Viktor
    My wife and I used this book for our weekly devotions over an extended year. Most chapters inspired us; some that particularly spoke to my heart were on Love, the Holy Spirit and Death. This book would be an excellent resource as a basis for discussions in an open-hearted, serious-minded group of spiritual seekers, whether or not they are believers in Jesus. I took part in a German-speaking small group which used a few chapters in this way.

    Keith Beasley-Topliffe
    A clear introduction to the gospel as actually good news for all people who are willing to open their hearts to the transforming love of God. A 52 week journey for a small group, or a 56 day journey for an individual reader. Now that I've finished the latter, I'd love to lead the former. But where do I find even a few willing to make such a commitment?

    Nancy Graham
    A thought-provoking guide through the liturgical year -- with McLaren's typically rich insights. 52 weekly reflections with additional chapters for Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday and Holy Week. Would be interested to explore this as a Sunday School or small group curriculum.

    Abbie Watters
    We have been reading this together during Bible Study at church. The pastor preaches on the current chapter each Sunday. It has been a interesting, challenging way to read through the lectionary year.

    Farfoff
    love the beginningThe first quarter is my favorite part of the book, but allow the book is worth a read, even if you aren't planning to do a week by week study.

    Ineke
    clear and accessible resource for group studyI love Brian's ability to summarize the heart of the story and leave enough room for open ended questions to emerge.

    Betsey
    Formative for me! And reassuring that I'm not crazy nor alone in my thoughts about the Bible and about God.

    Caroline Mathews
    I'm simply not into self-help books. Never have been. I've bought hundreds of them. In the end, except for a shelf of remarkable cookbooks, I'm better off flying solo.

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