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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (547 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian D. McLaren, Tony Campolo Narrator: Maurice England Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9780310869863
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If you’re brave enough to take an honest look at the issues facing the culture–controlled church—and the issues in your own life—read on.

Do you ever look at how the Christian faith is being lived out in the new millennium and wonder if we’re not doing what we’re supposed to be doing? That we still haven’t quite “gotten it”? That we’ve missed the point regarding many important issues?

It’s understandable if we’ve relied on what we’ve been told to believe or what’s widely accepted by the Christian community. But if we truly turned a constructive, critical eye toward our beliefs and vigorously questioned them and their origins, where would we find ourselves?

Bestselling authors Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo invite you to do just that. Join them on an adventure—one that’s about uncovering and naming faulty conclusions, suppositions, and assumptions about the Christian faith. In Adventures in Missing the Point, the authors take turns addressing how we’ve missed the point on crucial topics such as: salvation, the Bible, being postmodern, worship, homosexuality, truth, and many more.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don | 2/16/2014

    " This is more or less a point-counterpoint between McLaren (who I don't know) and Campolo (of whom I am quite a fan). Basically, one writes an essay on a somewhat controversial Christian topic and the other writes a short agreement/rebuttal. They don't really disagree on much and the topics could have been a tad more daring, but there were definitely a few things brought up that made you think. They get one star at least for the title. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 2/12/2014

    " a great comparison between two modern, yet distinctly different theologies! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 2/6/2014

    " This was the first book I have read by Brian D. McLaren and found it really interesting. Gave me a lot to think about. I did like the back and forth between the two authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 1/28/2014

    " the idea of the book is fantastic, i only wish each chapter could have been longer and deeper "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steph | 1/27/2014

    " Great for starting discussions, but at times the authors seemed unwilling to fully commit to an opinion, or seemed to dance around a topic without just jumping in... not sure why they bothered to include those. I found the chapter on homosexuality frustrating and offensive - not at all what I had expected from these particular authors... but again, at least it started a good discussion with the campus ministry group that was reading through the book together! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 1/25/2014

    " Not very insightful, and the authors just seemed to be punching at strawmen. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 1/21/2014

    " I really liked two or three chapters out of this book, but the rest I could do without. If it weren't for those few chapters, I would have given this book one star if I even bothered finishing it at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 1/20/2014

    " Loved the format of this book and became an avid Campolo fan after reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/9/2014

    " There's nothing wrong with it but nothing terribly exciting either. It felt like I'd already been there, done that (figured out that the point had been missed) a long time ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rilma Sands | 1/8/2014

    " It is a great read and have found it helpful in opening or study group's mindsets to other ways of seeing issues "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raborn | 1/6/2014

    " Tony Campolo/Brian McLaren kick around controversial issues. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/24/2013

    " i've read a few books by each author and found that they repeated themselves in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Hill | 12/18/2013

    " This is a tough book to get into. Not only is it a bit dry but the view points are not what I would say are common to most believers. Still; it's good to read to think about new concepts and views. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri | 12/15/2013

    " Really fascinating book that grabbed my attention and made me think about things in a new way. Very thought-provoking and something I will continue thinking and talking about for a long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 12/3/2013

    " Still one of my all-time favorite books. While I may not see 100% (although it's pretty close) with everything in the book, it helped me to begin re-thinking some long standing...maybe assumptions on my part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glen Asbury | 11/28/2013

    " I LOVED this book. It is not a deep read, but it is a fun one, and it was what I needed at that point in my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 8/24/2013

    " Great book to keep "real life" in the forefront of our minds and not get trapped in theology "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Taylor | 8/21/2013

    " Just couldn't finish this one. Unfortunate, muddled, and frequently laughable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billy Jack Blankenship | 8/18/2013

    " Two perspectives on many important topics - loved it. And great for small groups or staff devotional stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 3/18/2013

    " very brief points. good thoughts. just not enough "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Simon | 1/22/2013

    " Pretty poor. Mishandled a number of issues. McClaren is a worry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joellen | 10/31/2012

    " very good read. makes you think beyond what you always heard to be right. I especially liked the chapters on The kingdom of God and doubting. I also got to laughng about the chapter on most modernism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 10/23/2012

    " count and counterpoint book about how we have missed the point in christianity. topic driven chapters make this a good reference book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 3/26/2012

    " A good book to read if you are comfortable with your faith. If not, you won't sleep at night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 2/8/2011

    " This is a tough book to get into. Not only is it a bit dry but the view points are not what I would say are common to most believers. Still; it's good to read to think about new concepts and views. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 3/17/2010

    " Loved the format of this book and became an avid Campolo fan after reading this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Simon | 2/19/2010

    " Pretty poor. Mishandled a number of issues. McClaren is a worry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/5/2009

    " Enjoyed reading the sections written by Brian McLaren. Did not enjoy the parts by Tony Campolo. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/29/2009

    " i've read a few books by each author and found that they repeated themselves in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 6/7/2009

    " I really liked two or three chapters out of this book, but the rest I could do without. If it weren't for those few chapters, I would have given this book one star if I even bothered finishing it at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 5/28/2009

    " Campolo is a better writer than McLaren, but this is an okay book if you want different Christian perspectives on the poor, AIDS, homosexuality, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kassaundra | 4/16/2009

    " Book topics aren't new, but the thought provoking commentary is simple yet challenging at the same time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 3/19/2009

    " I'm really a sucker for anything Tony Campolo touches. He's my kind of people.
    McLaren is a master in his own rite.
    I really appreciated the honest, intelectual diologue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 2/2/2009

    " Great book to keep "real life" in the forefront of our minds and not get trapped in theology "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 1/11/2009

    " Still one of my all-time favorite books. While I may not see 100% (although it's pretty close) with everything in the book, it helped me to begin re-thinking some long standing...maybe assumptions on my part. "

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About the Author
Author Brian D. McLaren

Brian D. McLaren is an internationally known speaker, a member of the board of directors of Sojourners, and the author of ten highly acclaimed books on contemporary Christianity, including A New Kind of Christian and A Generous Orthodoxy.

About the Narrator

Maurice England moved to the Chicago area in the fall of 2006, after a twelve year run as a long-haul trucker, to continue the cultivation of his lifelong interest in the expressive arts and oral interpretation. A veteran audiophile, Maurice listened to well over one thousand audiobooks while on the road and fell in love with the genre. From his past experience in broadcasting, community theater, music performance, and ministry he saw narrating as a means to merge his love for books, ideas, learning, and spiritual evolution with his interest in artistic expression. While his narration experience has primarily been nonfiction, personal development, and spiritual-growth titles, Maurice anticipates using his authentically warm and folksy southern style to entertain and inspire through storytelling. Inspired most by the behind-the-scenes artists who engineer, direct, edit, and master the audiobook productions we hear, Maurice has become an absorbed student and participant in the process.