Monday, February 28, 2011

Finding Our Way Again by Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren is no stranger to controversy for the conservative church. In his book, Finding Our Way Again, McLaren introduces several religious practices that are reintroducing themselves into our lives. You would think something like this would be an easy topic for everyone to rally around.

Not so for Brian.

Inside you will find 3 parts:

The Way
The Practices
The Ancient

The first part opens the door for understanding the history of ancient spiritual practices. Part two reveals the practices found in: contemplative, communal, missional, and discovering which ones we can include in our lives.

Part three goes deeper with the practical application (along with some sweet Latin words.)

At the end of each chapter is a number of exercises to help you implement the practices. This book is meant to be a simple introduction to other books within the Ancient Practices series.

McLaren begins to rub against the grain when he begins to mention other religions and how he gained much truth and understanding from other religious practices. Reading things like this will obviously frustrate individuals who are uncomfortable with anything other than "Jesus".

Finding Our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices (Ancient Practices Series)

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Thomas Nelson Publishing.

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