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Download New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,517 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian McLaren Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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A New Kind of Christian's conversation between a pastor and his daughter's high school science teacher reveals that wisdom for life's most pressing spiritual questions can come from the most unlikely sources.

This stirring fable captures a new spirit of Christianity - where personal, daily interaction with God is more important than institutional church structures, where faith is more about a way of life than a system of belief, where being authentically good is more important than being doctrinally right, and where one's direction is more important than one's present location. Brian McLaren's delightful account offers a wise and wondrous approach for revitalizing Christian spiritual life and Christian congregations. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jay Risner | 2/9/2014

    " Pretty flaky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 2/8/2014

    " I didn't feel that this was very well written, but I did enjoy many conversations that it encouraged. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benjamin Eakin | 2/8/2014

    " Thought-provoking look at Christianity, how it's often veered off track, and suggestions for taking a new look. Enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan McWhite | 2/6/2014

    " Interesting, but incredibly frustrating so far. McLaren isn't very honest about how evangelical Christians really are. He's asking good questions, but he's using caricatured portraits - strawmen - to make his points. Too many cheap shots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 2/4/2014

    " I read this book several years ago and I still remember it quite vividly--it had that strong of an impact on me. It is one I plan to re-read this summer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marty | 1/29/2014

    " I'm not sure I made it all the way through this book. I think I got bored or busy. Don't remember when I read this but it was definitely before McLaren was really popular or unpopular for his views. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wes Hunter | 1/25/2014

    " this is a good starting point for "old school" christians who are interested in understanding the mindset of emerging generations of christians. being part of the post-modern generation myself, i didn't find it to be too ground-breaking, but it was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caleb King | 1/13/2014

    " A philosophical novel of two friends in search of genuine faith in a sea of modern expectations and pressure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wm. Curtis | 1/10/2014

    " Great book to introduce readers to a postmodern approach to Christiainty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Todd | 11/28/2013

    " This was my first read by Brian McLaren and I really enjoyed it. This book forces you to reconsider things you have been taught about Spirituality. Brain pulls you deep inside the book and then allows you to make your own judgments about what Christianity is all about. Very provocative! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ghine | 11/26/2013

    " Great book! I really enjoyed. The story line wasn't incredibly strong, as in it was obvious he was trying to throw the story in amongst all his thoughts and ideas on post moderntiy. But the characters grew on me and I can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 11/23/2013

    " The book is solid, though the ending is a little rough when the conversations move to emails, but it's similar to real-life relationships, I suppose. I definitely think it is a good book for people who are looking for the other dimension of christian faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 11/19/2013

    " Helpful in sorting things out that I've wondered about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jelle de Jong | 11/18/2013

    " behandeld met G8, stelt goede vragen, komt niet met antwoorden, verhaal is slecht, behandelde materie goed, werpt toch meer vragen op dan dat het antwoorden geeft, stimuleert wel; 0 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 9/26/2013

    " I love this book. I totally related to the characters' frustration with the evangelical/fundamental church today. I know I have felt out of place for a long time and this book describes why someone like me feels that way. I am more postmodern in my thinking than I realized. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebekah | 5/24/2013

    " This can be a frustrating read particularly for people of a reformed background and for those with strong orthodox christian beliefs. It is worth reading to understand the thinking of many postmoderns in our culture today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 3/22/2013

    " very good! it will make you question everything you think you know about the gospel of jesus. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 2/19/2013

    " Interesting ideas but the artificial story around the dialogues irritated me. I would have preferred a Screwtape Letters format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayna | 2/8/2013

    " This was an interesting book, although I didn't agree 100% with all the conclusions the author draws. I found the idea of a new approach to the Bible inviting, and the framework of modern vs. postmodern made a lot of sense to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 10/29/2012

    " A lot of good things to think about how to "do" church in the new millenium. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Mills | 10/17/2012

    " A good intro to the postmodern worldview...and written in a novel format so it reads well. The best of the trilogy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Noel Burke | 4/7/2012

    " false teaching. do not recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 1/4/2012

    " My first introduction to McLaren. His writing has certainly gotten stronger, but what I loved about it for me is that it gave me permission to start asking questions that didn't always have answers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 6/10/2011

    " This is an interesting and useful book to stimulate thinking in new ways; looks at church history from a viewpoint I hadn't considered before.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 3/24/2011

    " Great book to take a look at some of the worst tendencies in Christianity today and ask the question: Why? He then puts forth 10 questions to think about and grapple with that McLaren hopes will bring about a new kind of Christianity that more closely mirrors the life of Jesus. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 3/15/2011

    " Don't be put off by the introductory chapter, which is anecdotal and kind of boring. I was, and so I put off reading chapter 2 until today (3/15/11) where the real discussion of theology and philosophy begins. It's fabulous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 2/27/2011

    " Excellent critique of our current practices as Christians and ways to change that to a more true world view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jarkko | 2/25/2011

    " I'm not sure if I have found what I'm looking for or not, but this book presents a Christian faith I could believe in. A very good overview on emerging / progressive Christianity and the questions shaping it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AJ | 1/25/2011

    " Good questions on faith and culture "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 BessieAnn | 1/8/2011

    " Great ideas. Tough to stay interested. "

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