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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (901 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian McLaren Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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Brian McLaren, the man that Time magazine said could find a way for...Christians to march into the future despite their theological differences, has penned his most unsettling and revolutionary book to date.

In The Secret Message of Jesus, McLaren clears away the dust of 2,000 years of the Christian religion to get to the most important questions facing Christendom: Could it be that the church has misunderstood or, in some cases, intentionally distorted Jesus' core message? What if Jesus was right - but right in different ways than we ever realized? What if many of us have carried on a religion that somewhere along the way missed rich and radical treasures hidden in the essential message of Jesus of Nazareth?

McLaren calls on us to look hard, think deeply, and search long with him...even if the answers overturn our conventional ideas, priorities, and practices.

Through the years, I have frequently had an uncomfortable feeling, writes McLaren, that the portrait of Jesus I found in the New Testament didn't fit with the images of Jesus in the church. Out of that nagging discomfort arose this groundbreaking book. He writes: I'd like to share my search with you, and invite you to be a part of it. I don't want to spoil the ending, but I'll let you in on this: the farther I go on this search, the more inspired, moved, challenged, shocked, and motivated I become about the secret message of Jesus.

Brian D. McLaren is an internationally known speaker, a member of the board of directors of Sojourners, and the author of 10 highly acclaimed books on contemporary Christianity, including A New Kind of Christian and A Generous Orthodoxy. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoffrey Kerns | 2/17/2014

    " A paradigm shifter, for sure. Gives the kingdom of here and now the attention that it deserves. The kind of attention that Jesus gave it. Must be pretty important then, huh? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luisa | 2/9/2014

    " Had a hard time getting into this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 2/7/2014

    " Not exactly the easy read I was looking for before school. It is pretty good and I like a lot of his thinking, a bit to much what seems like rambling at times, but that could just be me wanting to finish it before the text books come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 2/3/2014

    " This is a profound book...I am not yet half way, but it is changing my perspective on this thing with Christ. Would it be possible that this relationship goes much deeper and holds more power than we have ever thought? Like a hidden treasure, wouldn't it be just like Him to keep the greatest things hidden so that only those who really seek with everything in them would find it? How come this man changed all of history and yet 90% of Christians seem like life is not much more than a paycheck and a hope for a new house? Something really challenging to think about.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sierra | 2/2/2014

    " I love McClaren, but I was really bored reading this. He says a lot of important things that should definitely be taken into consideration by Christians, but I just couldn't keep my mind on track with him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonette Coquat | 1/18/2014

    " One of my all-time favorite books about Jesus. I got done and then read it a second time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 1/12/2014

    " The secret: The Kingdom is NOW. I love his insights one Jesus and Christianity. I love that he believes we should focus more on Jesus' messages than being exclusive. (Jesus wasn't-hello!) I am excited to read more of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene Hull | 1/8/2014

    " In my quest to better understand Church I found this book challenging, intriguing, and practical. I think I'm going to need to read it again, though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 1/7/2014

    " Good, but a little more theological and a little less action oriented than some of his other works. Still a great read though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fraser Dyer | 12/14/2013

    " If you can get past the sensationalistic title this is really a very compelling account of Jesus' teaching about the Kingdom of God. Not a heavy read by any means but gave me lots of food for thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 12/3/2013

    " A good book, but not as ground-breaking as "A New Kind of Christian" or as all-encompassing as "Everything Must Change." If you're reading McLaren and haven't yet read those, stop what you're doing and start reading them immediately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Pool | 11/25/2013

    " Really, I'm just trying to see how this Facebook feature works. Also, good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon | 11/19/2013

    " Pretty good, but much I already knew and thought of. One thing that really stuck out to me though was his saying that everywhere Jesus went He called out and named the evil in circumstances. It struck a chord with what God has been teaching me of late... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 11/3/2013

    " very deep. it can get kind of repetitive and dry in spots but overall it is a great read for deep thinkers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amber | 9/28/2013

    " Somewhat interesting view on the life of Jesus. Overall good insight to the emerging church revolution. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Derrell | 3/8/2013

    " Highly recommend this book. In it, McLaren takes the words of Jesus's Sermon on the Mount and applies them to our daily lives. Powerful work. In my opinion, this is McLaren's best work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thor Olberg | 6/9/2012

    " Really a great book. It helped me learn more about Jesus' teachings and how what he was teaching related to the early church, rather than how i interpret it based on life in the 21st century. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 5/11/2012

    " one of the first Christian books to give me real, tangible hope that the Jesus message includes more than just heaven after death (and that's big), but also a promise of deliverance from Earthly ills (i.e. "principalities"); audaciously hopeful and beautiful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 10/19/2011

    " Its basic message was great! I won't tell you what it is because it is secret. It was very verbose, though. :/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 9/8/2011

    " Probably one of the first books that got me thinking about "the least of these". caused me to look outside of my bubble and see the world through a different lens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil James | 7/27/2011

    " Liked the book; hated the title. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Ruddell | 6/6/2011

    " Another great book by Brian McLaren! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/15/2010

    " this book really surprised me both by making a lot of sense and by making me feel a lot less crummy about christianity as a whole. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany Bubna | 9/5/2010

    " Not as good as McLaren's trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 WR | 3/6/2010

    " This book was very eye opening. Makes the gospel meaningful to your everyday life "

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