Christianity is in crisis. Many sincere Christians feel their traditional Christian practices are in danger of becoming irrelevant, empty rituals. In his previous book A New Kind of Christianity, Brian D. McLaren offered new biblical models for how we understand the central ideas of a faith that provides hope for restoring and reinvigorating the power of the gospels to transform us and our communities.
In Naked Spirituality, McLaren takes his prophetic work a step further by confronting how the lack of a simple, doable, durable spirituality undermines the very transformation God is calling us to undergo. As a result, our religious structures become tools to maintain the status quo and not catalysts for personal and social change. McLaren presents a four-stage framework for understanding the spiritual life, and he unfolds spiritual practices appropriate to each stage. Each practice is rooted in a simple word: here, thanks, O, sorry, help, please, when, no, why, behold, yes, and silence. Naked Spirituality offers accessible, practical wisdom for living a truly spiritual life. Staying true to Jesus's core message while engaging faithfully with our postmodern world, McLaren presents a proven spiritual program for engaging in and sustaining a meaningful relationship with God.
Our book group is reading it chapter by chapter and is enjoying it.Published 22 days ago by Sally L. Babcock
I have a very specific use for this material in a workshop I present. The author's views and experiences confirm my own and provide helpful language to express these views and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arizona 2002
Thoughtful analysis simplifying our understanding of spiritualityPublished 2 months ago by Supersenior
rethinking past claims and looking forward to a new and exciting journey.Published 3 months ago by dorothy stinchcomb
This book is being used as the basis of a twelve week study by my church, including each week's sermon being based, in part, on the word for that week. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard
I found this book to be eye opening and one I can refer to time and time again not only for my own spiritual growth and awareness but as a tool to help others become aware of their... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kathleen A. Afflerbach
How to avoid all organized religions and go straight to God!
Or, how to improve your church / denomination to get to God.
"Naked Spirituality" arrived in excellent condition. I have read several chapters, and have found it to be an easy and meaningful read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Shirley Aman