The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian
Brian D. McLaren
Jossey-Bass, 224 pages, $21.95
In this sequel to A New Kind of Christian, Brian McLaren again uses fiction functioning as nonfiction in a "dialogical essay" style to examine traditional Christian beliefs. Setting much of his narrative in the Galápagos Islands, where Neo (Neil Oliver) has become an ecotourism guide, McLaren supplies plenty of spiritual seekers to ply Neo with questions. When Neo's dying Australian friend, Kerry Ellison, arrives at the home of Pastor Dan Poole and his wife Carol in the United States, it opens up more opportunities to discuss matters of faith.
McLaren, pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland, writes, "I have always been clear that my confidence was in the Christian gospel (appropriately understood)," and Neo expresses belief in Jesus' divinity. Through Neo, McLaren revisits other tenets of faith, including the Atonement and miracles.
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The Postmodern Moment | Are Christians prepared for ministry after modernism's failure? (June 18, 2002)
The Virtue of Unoriginality | The old kind of Christian is the best hope for church renewal. (April 4, 2002)
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