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Author: Marcus J. Borg Narrator: John Pruden Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2014 ISBN: 9780062331946
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“Imagine that Christianity is about loving God. Imagine that it’s not about the self and its concerns, about ‘what’s in it for me,’ whether that be a blessed afterlife or prosperity in this life. Imagine that loving God is about being attentive to the one in whom we live and move and have our being. Imagine that it is about becoming more and more deeply centered in God. Imagine that it is about loving what God loves. How would that change our lives?”—from Convictions

Marcus J. Borg, preeminent theologian and Bible scholar, reflects on his life and how he developed his most bedrock convictions—and why they matter. The result is a manifesto for all progressive Christians who seek the best path for following Jesus today.

A Manifesto for Progressive Christians

“Conveys an overall message that is both simple and urgently needed: Change is a good and natural part of Christian life.”—Read the Spirit

“In every generation there are a handful of writers of whom it can be said, ‘Read everything they write.’ Marcus Borg is one of these today.”—Walter Wink, author of The Human Being

“An excellent introduction for general readers who stand outside the Christian tradition as well as those interested in considering how faith changes as they mature.”—Booklist

“Marcus Borg is a key force in the emerging ‘new paradigm’ of Christian faith.”—Walter Brueggemann, author of Sabbath as Resistance

“One of those rare books . . . simply written [and] deep enough to inspire serious thought.”—Clarion Journal of Spirituality and Justice

“He writes honestly and clearly, defining as he goes, always educating. He does not shy from laying out controversies among contemporary Christians [but] he closes with wonder.”—Publishers Weekly

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R.Z. Halleson | 4/4/2016

    " Marcus Borg, a respected theologian, gives his views on how he changed over the years as he matured from the beliefs that he was taught in Sunday School to those he held at the time of his death. Fortunately for us, he was able to write this excellent account of this personal evolution that moves away from the literal acceptance of the scriptures to the deeper meaning found therein. An outstanding work. "

About the Author

Marcus J. Borg (1942–2015) was canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture, emeritus, at Oregon State University. A Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, he had been national chair of the Historical Jesus section of the Society of Biblical Literature and was the author of the bestselling books Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, The God We Never Knew, Jesus, and Speaking Christian.

About the Narrator

John Pruden is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. His exposure to many people, places, and experiences throughout his life provides a deep creative well from which he draws his narrative and vocal characterizations. His narration of The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers was chosen by the Washington Post as a Best Audiobook of 2010.