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The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of…

by Brian D. McLaren

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Second in a trilogy, this could easily stand alone. McLaren continues to look at being a Christian in the post-modern world, this time from the perspective of PhD scientists working in the galapagos. Neo, the lively Jamaican high-school teacher is on a world tour sabbatical, and stops to take on a temporary job as a tour guide, introducing staff and visitors to the God who created such amazing biodiversity. Fascinating discussions about evolution from a Christian perspective, and the whole 'story' from creation through crisis to the final consummation still awaiting us. The fictional setting makes it possible to agree with a great deal while being unsure about other parts, and the whole is extremely thought-provoking. More non-fiction than fiction, the characters aren't particularly well-developed and I didn't feel any emotional attachment, but I still enjoyed this very much and would recommend it to anyone. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
A moving overview of sacred history from creation to eschatology as told in the last months of a cancer patient's life. ( )
  Robertgreaves | Jan 15, 2009 |
Strongly recommended for both followers of Christ and those who are curious about Christ, but turned off by the contemporary church. ( )
  jaygheiser | Aug 17, 2008 |
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. ( )
  jd234512 | Jul 23, 2006 |
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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.

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