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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (702 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian McLaren Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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After many years as a successful pastor, Brian McLaren has found, as more and more Christians are finding, that none of the current strains of Christianity fully describes his own faith.

In The Story We Find Ourselves In - the much anticipated sequel to his award-winning book A New Kind of Christian - McLaren captures a new spirit of a relevant Christianity, where traditional divisions and doctrinal differences give way to a focus on God and the story of God's love for this world. If you are searching for a deeper life with God - one that moves beyond the rhetoric of denominational and theological categories - this delightful and inspiring fictional tale will provide a picture of what it could mean to recapture a joyful spiritual life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J.D. | 1/28/2014

    " This book, like the others in the series are quite incredible. Although McLaren is not exactly the best fiction writer, there are so many rich moments in these books that bring up points which cause you to stop and think. This ability more than makes up for the story, which seems to lack in some points and drag on with parts that don't really seem necessary. Overall, I would say that there is much that can be learned from this series, and it is a shame that many refuse to read it and solely criticize him because he can be controversial at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Piet | 1/21/2014

    " A great book for those trying to find their place in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany Bubna | 1/15/2014

    " Good one for those who are investigating Theistic (is that a word?) Evolution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ghine | 1/10/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book just like 'A New Kind of Christian.' The characters Neo & Dan are great and I love the addition of Kerry & the adventures on Galapagos Islands. The 7 C's are presented very well & I truly enjoy the challenges in thinking & stretching of the mind that McLaren brings me with his stories in the emerging way. I'm looking forward to reading the last book in this trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 1/6/2014

    " The adventure continues in this sequel and I found it to be a great story. The characters explore evolution, death, ministry, etc. from different viewpoints and it allows the reader to be able to explore different aspects of the faith without being defensive. I loved the book and thought the story line was as good as the theological exploration. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/5/2014

    " We're in the story of creation, and the story of creation is a continuing one. This theology of emergence is McLaren's take on what it all means, and he tells it through a very good novel. The ideas are big, and as one of the characters, an old Jamaican women says. "Da mind dat stretch to embrace da new t'ought never shrink back to da small size it were before." (p. 159) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 1/2/2014

    " This book was a big challenge to my beliefs and forced me to look at God in a new way. It was scary for me, so I had to put the book away for a while, but then picked it up and finished it. I am so glad I did. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Justin Bell | 12/23/2013

    " Brian is a good thinker and is good at asking questions, but so was Satan in the garden of Eden... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leroy Seat | 12/17/2013

    " This was a fine sequel to "A New Kind of Christian." I used the main content of this book in some sermons I preached at the Fukuoka International Church in 2003. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Seth Goldsmith | 12/5/2013

    " The low rating is because the narrative gets a bit slow for my taste in this one. Thus my not having read the third in the trilogy. Actually, I don't think I actually finished this one! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Noel Burke | 11/1/2013

    " false teaching. do not recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger Warren | 10/29/2013

    " Sequel to a New Kind of Christian. It explained in a very interesting theory by way of story of how creation and evolution are intertwined. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeremy | 9/5/2013

    " The second part of "A New Kind of Christian", I really enjoyed it. It had a somewhat corny back story that helped with the topics. I really enjoyed the part about the philosophers and poets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 6/10/2013

    " I love reading this author although we don't see eye to eye on everything (which is fine!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Townsend | 12/22/2012

    " Don't have to like his theology (or lack of) to appreciate the way he is wrestling with the Bible and God. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew Brown | 8/10/2012

    " My friend hates this book because the title ends in a preposition. I just thought it was a huge let-down after A New Kind of Christian. Interestingly enough, I believe I have read/heard him say that this is his favorite in the trilogy. Hmm... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 7/5/2012

    " A fantastic elaboration on the ideas and concepts explored in the first book of McLaren's "A New Kind of Christian" trilogy. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 3/3/2012

    " an excellent way to describe and portray the christian faith "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/15/2012

    " Read DEC 2005 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Wheatley | 11/5/2011

    " dynamic. "

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

    " A continuation of "A New Kind of Christian", I think I most appreciate McLaren's attempt to tell the Bible story as more of a holistic story of the universe's unfolding than just a theology with certain points (like the four spiritual laws). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Hammack | 7/23/2011

    " I great book showing the freedom of Christianity. This book is great for people that want to see the story of the Bible in a different light than that of the modern church. For me it was freeing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 7/4/2011

    " I'm still processing this book. Many new paradigms, and a fresh narrative approach to telling God's story. I found it moving, challenging and very provocative. Deserves careful, prayerful reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neal Barker | 4/25/2011

    " compelling, but not quite the conversation changer as ANKOC; but that would be expecting a bit much... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Justin | 3/12/2011

    " Brian is a good thinker and is good at asking questions, but so was Satan in the garden of Eden... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Seth | 11/14/2010

    " The low rating is because the narrative gets a bit slow for my taste in this one. Thus my not having read the third in the trilogy. Actually, I don't think I actually finished this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 9/14/2009

    " I read this for my bible study book group and found it interesting. He does not exactly *speak to my condition* since I dont have many of the questions he is trying to answer. But it was illuminating to realize that so many folks do. I am now reading another of his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leroy | 8/9/2009

    " This was a fine sequel to "A New Kind of Christian." I used the main content of this book in some sermons I preached at the Fukuoka International Church in 2003. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Neal | 11/20/2008

    " compelling, but not quite the conversation changer as ANKOC; but that would be expecting a bit much... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 9/24/2008

    " I'm still processing this book. Many new paradigms, and a fresh narrative approach to telling God's story. I found it moving, challenging and very provocative. Deserves careful, prayerful reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 8/19/2008

    " A good continuation of the series exploring the role that processes and narratives play in life and faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 7/26/2008

    " A great book for those trying to find their place in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 7/24/2008

    " I love reading this author although we don't see eye to eye on everything (which is fine!) "

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