Author(s): Brian D. McLaren
After many years as a successful pastor, Brian McLaren has found, as more and more Christians are finding, that none of the current strains of Christianity fully describes his own faith. In "The Story We Find Ourselves In" - the much anticipated sequel to his award-winning book "A New Kind of Christian" - McLaren captures a new spirit of a relevant Christianity, where traditional divisions and doctrinal differences give way to a focus on God and the story of God's love for this world. If you are searching for a deeper life with God - one that moves beyond the rhetoric of denominational and theological categories - this delightful and inspiring fictional tale will provide a picture of what it could mean to recapture a joyful spiritual life.
Brian D. McLaren is a speaker, author, activist, and networker exploring the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary life. He has written or co-written over a dozen books, including A Generous Orthodoxy, The Secret Message of Jesus, and Everything Must Change. For twenty-four years, he served as the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Washington-Baltimore area. He was named by Time magazine as one of America's twenty-five most influential Evangelicals. He is a founding member of emergentvillage.com. See www.brianmclaren.net. About Leadership Network The mission of Leadership Network is to identify and connect innovative church leaders and provide them with resources in the form of new ideas, people, and tools. Contact Leadership Network at www.leadnet.org.
Preface to the Paperback Edition. Acknowledgments. Preface. 1. Tears on My Neck. 2. On the Floor of the Shower. 3. La Cena Santa. 4. A Mate for Lonesome George? 5. Honking and Thudding. 6. Being Giving Being to Beings. 7. A Story of Emergence. 8. A Signed Work of Art. 9. Torquing Normal Modes of Thinking. 10. Too Smart, Too Powerful for Their Own Good. 11. The Global and the Personal. 12. A New Kind of People in the World. 13. A Resistance Movement Against Evil. 14. Conversation: God and Humanity. 15. Priests and Prophets. 16. Poets and Philosophers. 17. One Arm in a Cast, the Other Hooked to an IV. 18. The Thrill of Fishing. 19. Still in Process, Still Young, Still Moving Ahead. 20. More Than Even All the Windows Can Show. 21. Something Special, Something Holy. 22. The Revolution of God. 23. Beautiful Music of Truth and Goodness. 24. Sent Out to Play. 25. Plotting a Spiritual Revolution. 26. Kenyan Double-Roast Caffe Latte. 27. A Junior High Kid at a Dance. 28. Ending and Beginning at the Same Time. 29. Everything Comes Home. 30. Da Mind Dat Stretch Big. 31. A Little Scary at Times. 32. When We Dream of That Kind of Future. 33. To Christmas. 34. Like a Wire into the Wall. 35. Everything We Consume, We Turn Into ... 36. No Better Benediction. 37. It Ain't Over Yet. About Leadership Network. Leadership Network Titles. The Author. A Reader's Guide for The Story We Find Ourselves In by Timothy Keel.