We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation

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FaithWords, Jun 10, 2014 - Religion - 304 pages
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, 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 encourage
  • Reimagine what it means to live joyfully and responsibly in today's world as agents of God's justice, creativity, and peace


If 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.
 

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User Review  - KWharton - LibraryThing

Read this with Monday night study group. I think I could have got more from it, so I might read it again, and spread each chapter out over a week, rather than rushing two chapters every Monday before meeting! Read full review

Spend a year examining your spiritual life

User Review  - Floyd Johnson - Christianbook.com

The author begins his book by writing: You are not finished yet. You are “in the making.” You have the capacity to learn, mature, think, change, and grow. You also have the freedom to stagnate ... Read full review

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Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, public theologian, and a popular conference speaker and frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings in the U.S. and internationally. A Theologian-in-Residence at Life in the Trinity Ministry, Brian has written over a dozen books, including Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road and Everything Must Change. Brian is also an active and popular blogger, a musician, and an avid outdoor enthusiast. He is married to Grace, and they have four adult children. Learn more at his website, www.brianmclaren.net.

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