When Brian McLaren began offering an alternative vision of Christian faith and life in books such as A New Kind of Christian and A Generous Orthodoxy, he ignited a firestorm of praise and condemnation that continues to spread across the religious landscape. To some religious conservatives, McLaren is a dangerous rebel without a doctrinally-correct cause. Some fundamentalist websites have even claimed he's in league with the devil and have consigned him to flames.
To others though, Brian is a fresh voice, a welcome antidote to the staleness, superficiality, and negativity of the religious status quo. A wide array of people from Evangelical, Catholic, and Mainline Protestant backgrounds claim that through his books they have begun to rediscover the faith they'd lost or rejected. And around the world, many readers say that he has helped them find-for the first time in their lives-a faith that makes sense and rings true. For many, he articulates the promise of what is being called "emerging Christianity."
In The Secret Message of Jesus you'll find what's at the center of Brian's critique of conventional Christianity, and what's at the heart of his expanding vision. In the process, you'll meet a Jesus who may be altogether new to you, a Jesus who is.
McLaren invites you to discover afresh the transforming message of Jesus-an open invitation to radical change, an enlightening revelation that exposes sham and ignites hope, an epic story that is good news for everyone, whatever their gender, race, class, politics, or religion.
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Brian D. McLaren (MA, University of Maryland) is an author, speaker, activist and public theologian. After teaching college English, Brian pastored Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area. Brain has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors for over 20 years. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings in the US and internationally.About the Author:
Brian D. McLaren is an internationally known speaker and the author of over ten highly acclaimed books on contemporary Christianity, including A New Kind of Christian, A Generous Orthodoxy, and The Secret Message of Jesus.
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Book Description W Publishing Group, 2006. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4. New Publishers Retrn Copy, never been used, 239 pages, CONTENTS: 1. Trubling Questions about Jesus -- 2. The Political Message of Jesus -- 3. The Jewish Message of Jesus -- 4. The Revolutionary Message of Jesus -- 5. The Hidden Message of Jesus -- 6. The Medium of the Message -- 7 The Demonstration of the Message -- 8. The Scandal of the Message -- 9. You Can't Keep a Secret -- 10. Secret Agents of the Secret Kingdom -- 11. The Open secret -- 12. Hiding the Message in New Places -- 13. Getting It, Getting In -- 14. Kingdom Manifesto -- 15. Kingdom Ethics -- 16. The Lanaguge of the Kingdom -- 17. The Peaceable Kingdom -- 18. The Borders of the Kingdom -- 19. The Future of the Kingdom -- 20. The Harvest of the Kingdom -- 21. Seeing the Kingdom 5 1/2 X 8 1/4. Paper Back. Bookseller Inventory # 006765
Book Description Thomas Nelson Inc, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0849991439
Book Description Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-214-93-7865807