When four religious leaders walk across the road, it's not the beginning of a joke. It's the start of one of the most important conversations in today's world.
Can you be a committed Christian without having to condemn or convert people of other faiths? Is it possible to affirm other religious traditions without watering down your own?
In his most important book yet, widely acclaimed author and speaker Brian McLaren proposes a new faith alternative, one built on "benevolence and solidarity rather than rivalry and hostility". This way of being Christian is strong but doesn't strong-arm anyone, going beyond mere tolerance to vigorous hospitality toward, interest in, and collaboration with the other.
Blending history, narrative, and brilliant insight, McLaren shows readers step-by-step how to reclaim this strong-benevolent faith, challenging us to stop creating barriers in the name of God and learn how affirming other religions can strengthen our commitment to our own. And in doing so, he invites Christians to become more Christ-like than ever before.
I have enjoyed several of Brian's books, but this had a ring of truthfulness, as he tackled one of the most important issues for the future of the world - living as a neighbour as a Christian with people of other faiths.
The added bonus was hearing him read the book which added depth, and meaning for me. One of the best audio books I have listened to, to which I will turn again, and highly recommend to religious and non-religious listeners.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Very good book, helpful to understand how we should treat each other no matter what faith we believe
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I don’t want a boring faith that doesn’t grow. Instead, I want a dynamic, creative, growing faith that’s exciting, that stretches me and that makes me feel that God is smiling at me. Brian McLaren makes me think. He pushes me to stretch and work my spiritual muscles. It’s exciting to grow in the wonder of the Lord and, hopefully, make me a better Christ follower. This book does that.
Thank you for showing the world a New Path to Loving One Another! I am more free to Love now. I've always known this Path and now I have a walking stick and water for the journey!
Hearing this spoke directly to my true heart and what I always felt but didn't know how to say! Bravo and Praise Jesus who is love.
The book was every interesting and if the message is followed it would be a better world and we all would be much happier.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Thought I was buying a reading book. Can this be changed to that?
What do you think your next listen will be?
Read, do not listen
Would you be willing to try another one of Brian D. McLaren’s performances?
Have read most og his books
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road??
Any additional comments?
0 of 28 people found this review helpful