Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey (Leadership Network Publication #1) [Paperback]

By Brian D. McLaren (Author)
Our Price $ 10.46  
Retail Value $ 14.95  
You Save $ 4.49  (30%)  
Item Number 96164  
Buy New $10.46
Available on the Internet only.

Leadership Network Publication - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  Culture Shift: Transforming Your Church from the Inside Out (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series)   $ 20.25   In Stock  
  Missional Leader   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  Shaped By God's Heart: The Passion and Practices of Missional Churches   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  Ascent Of A Leader   $ 19.56   In Stock  
  The Tangible Kingdom: Creating Incarnational Community (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series)   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  Leading Congregational Change : A Practical Guide for the Transformational Journey (Workbook)   $ 14.00   In Stock  
  Leading the Team-Based Church: How Pastors and Church Staffs Can Grow Together into a Powerful Fellowship of Leaders A Leadership Network Publication (Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series)   $ 18.86   In Stock  
  Missional Renaissance   $ 17.47   In Stock  
  New Kind Of Christian   $ 10.46   In Stock  

Item description for A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey (Leadership Network Publication #1) by Brian D. McLaren...

A successful pastor has found that neither the conservative evangelical nor the liberal mainline stream of Christianity describes his own developing faith. This work gives voice to this emerging understanding of what it means to be a Christian in confusing times.

Publishers Description
A Leadership Network Publication

"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.

If you are interested in joining a discussion group devoted to a "A New Kind of Christian" please visit

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Jossey-Bass
Pages   286
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.52" Width: 5.26" Height: 0.88"
Weight:   0.68 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 1, 2008
Publisher   Jossey-Bass
Series  Leadership Network Publication  
Series Number  1  
ISBN  0470248408  
ISBN13  9780470248409  

Availability  6 units.
Availability accurate as of Nov 17, 2017 11:40.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Brian D. McLaren

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.

Brian D. McLaren has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Finding Faith
  2. New Kind of Christian Trilogy

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Christian Allegory

Christian Product Categories
Books > Inspiration > Motivation > Biography & Autobiography
Books > Christian Living > Practical Life > General

Similar Products

$14.99  $10.49

Reviews - What do customers think about New Kind Of Christian?

Shack-like Fiction That Promotes Postmodern View  May 10, 2010
The first book of a trilogy written in the style of The Shack, McLaren introduces you to A New Kind of Christian.

Pastor Dan Poole has almost given up on the ministry. He is disillusioned and isn't even sure what he believes anymore. Upon taking his daughter to a homegrown rock concert, Pastor Poole meets Neil Oliver - a High School science teacher.

Dan and Neil begin a relationship that will cover faith, doubt, reason, mission, leadership and spiritual practice.

This relationship isn't without its barbs. Some readers may find themselves identifying with Dan as his foundation of spirituality is reconstructed in the postmodern world.

Have you given up on faith, God and the church?

If you've read The Shack and were impacted by it in a positive way, I believe you will gain much from reading the first book of McLaren's New Kind of Christian Trilogy.

Brain McLaren shares his views on a number of topics via the conversations between two fictional characters. It's amazing how a story can present ideas better than a lecture or even a non-fiction inspirational book.

This book was provided for review by Jossey-Bass Publishing.
Reflects some of the "earlier paradigm"  Mar 8, 2010
As a self-proclaimed progressive Christian and a "believer in exile" (John Shelby Spong's words), I was a little disappointed that this story was not more progressive. While this author certainly reflects some progressive Christian thought, he still reflects a key element of the "earlier Christian paradigm" (Marcus Borg's words): that Jesus is the only way to God. I am a Christian - a Jesus follower. The "Christian" claim that Jesus is the only way to God is exactly the kind of thinking that Jesus warned us about.
Confirms my "heresy" that I'm not on that road alone  Feb 18, 2010
Tired of conforming to orthodoxy that you're not sure is so accurate? Are you being pulled to something different, deeper, more meaningful yet you still want to be a follower of Jesus? If you are, you're not alone and this book confirms it. I personally don't believe you should read this if you're content in the traditional teachings of mainstream Christianity if you're beholden to orthodoxy. But if you're thinking that you want to expand your thinking,to have that freedom of thought in your faith, to truly search for truth then this book helps to confirm that it's OK. You're not a heretic and you're not leaving God. I must say, I was wondering if I was becoming a "heretic" and some may think that I am with this freedom of thought but I truly believe I'm growing into a deeper, richer relationship with my Savior.
The Heretic Speaks  Feb 6, 2010
Brian McLaren is not a Christian, he's a heretic.

In his book, he ridicules true Christians - you know, the ones who read the Bible, believe it is the sufficient, inerrant Word of God, and seek to follow it.

If you hate the one true God and prefer a god of your own making, drop your money on this book. If you prefer truth, why support heresy by giving McLaren your money?

If he marketed this book as sheer fantasy, I would not have given it 1 star.
A necessary reality check in facing postmodernism and Christianity  Nov 9, 2008
A New Kind of Christian is Brian McLaren's introductory work into understanding how the postmodern era--as well as the modern, medeival, and Roman eras--have all shaped our perspectives on Christianity. McLaren argues that current evangelical Christianity is one cultural motif--one modern achievment--in conceptualizing the Christian God. Though many aspects of evangelical Christianity are beautiful, true, and good, many aspects are mere "byproducts" of a modernistic worldview and do not necessarily reflect truth and love of Jesus Christ.

McLaren calls Christians to confront the components of Christianity that reflect human culture more than authentic spiritual encounter, and also confront the current postmodern age.

Write your own review about New Kind Of Christian

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding New Kind Of Christian

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy