Item description for Finding Faith-Search For What Is Real (Finding Faith) by Brian D. McLaren...
Overview Finding faith is not a leap in the dark that requires you to forsake truth and intellectual honesty. In two companion volumes, Brian McLaren affirms the needs of both your mind and your heart as he helps you to find a faith that is real, honest, good, enriching, transforming, and yours.
Publishers Description There have been times when you've felt that if there isn't a God, there ought to be. Swept up in the mystery of the night sky, you've felt the closeness of its designer. Nature's extravagant diversity, unfolding in living color, has made you long to know the artist who dreamed it all up. Imagine what that might be like---to actually know God in a way that fills your heart and whispers tremendous value and purpose to something deep within you.But how can you experience a being you're not even sure exists? Religious jargon and games can't satisfy such a longing. It's got to be real ... or nothing at all.A Search for What Is Real helps you sort through the questions, objections, and concerns that arise when you consider God not as some theological abstraction, but as someone you can actually connect with ... and want to connect with, perhaps more than you know.FINDING FAITHThe Finding Faith books A Search for What Makes Sense and A Search for What Is Real don't try to tell you what to believe; they are guides in learning how to believe. If you think the spiritual journey requires turning your back on honesty and intellectual integrity, these two companion volumes will speak to both your mind and your soul.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.12" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Feb 11, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Finding Faith
ISBN 031027267X ISBN13 9780310272670 UPC 025986272678
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More About Brian D. McLaren
Brian D. McLaren is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Washington-Baltimore area. He is the author of four previous books on contemporary Christianity, including The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix (2000) and A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey (Jossey-Bass, 2001), which won a Christianity Today Award of Merit for Best Christian Living title, 2002.
About Leadership Network The mission of Leadership Network is to accelerate the effectiveness of the church by identifying and connecting strategic leaders and providing them with resources in the form of new ideas, people, and tools. Churches and church leaders served by Leadership Network represent a wide variety of primarily Protestant faith traditions that range from mainline to evangelical to independent. All are characterized by innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, and a desire to be on the leading edge of ministry.
Brian D. McLaren currently resides in the state of Maryland. Brian D. McLaren was born in 1956.
Reviews - What do customers think about Finding Faith-Search For What Is Real?
Findind Faith Apr 21, 2007
Brian does a great job of thoughtfully and logically addressing basic questions that people face then trying to navigate the maze of "spirituality"in our culture. Like the C. S. Lewis classic "Mere Christianity" which is quoted often in the book it does not attempt supply all of the answers the "life the universe and everything" but offers thought provoking logical arguments for meaningful faith in a real God. His conversational style is easy to read and the arguments are compelling. I highly recommend it no matter where you may be on your spiritual journey.
Great for people figuring out what they want in life Mar 9, 2007
McLaren does a great job in this book with putting out the options and asking the questions to help people figure out which way they want to go in their faith. He doesn't answer many of the questions - that's for you to do - but he gently prods about church preferences, how you meet God, etc., hoping that in your answers you will find God. It's an interesting approach, and feels fresh. However, this book is geared toward people that are seeking answers to emotional questions about God. His other book in this series is geared for people seeking answers more intellectual questions. I didn't realize this or I would have purchased the other book, given that that's my doubt struggle.
Overall, a good book, and great to get discussion started about how people meet God. It reminded me that my ways are no less valid than my husband's, and that God uses our different personalities accordingly.