In book after book, Brian McLaren has shown himself moving from “his native fundamentalism toward becoming a ‘hopeful pilgrim moving forward in the journey of faith’,” Jack Heppner writes on mysteinbach.ca. Too far!, cries Patty Houser in “Misguided Migration,” her Christian Research Institute review of our featured book: “The truth is, what McLaren really is asking his readers to do” is subscribe to his “heterodox beliefs.” What he calls for is “more of a migration from Christianity,” The Hopeful Heretic agrees.
His is a migration from a system of beliefs to a way of life, as Spirituality & Practice puts it. As morethanareview.com has it, “…McLaren invites readers to…set out on the most significant spiritual pilgrimage of our time: to help Christianity become more Christian.” “Brick by brick, McLaren…shows us a path forward. As brutally honest as the book is,” the Englewood Review of Books critic adds, “I also found it refreshingly hopeful.”
Hailed as one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals by Time magazine, McLaren “is a passionate advocate for ‘new kind of Christianity’—just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good,” declares New York’s Chautauqua Institute, where he’ll hold forth this summer.
The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian
By Brian McLaren
Convergent Books, 2016
The previous Featured Book, Henri Nouwen’s Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World, is now available in the Library.