Three things that I love: beer, conversation, and God. If you love even just two of those things, this book is for you. Berghoef writes honestly and candidly. He crafts stories that are humorous, engaging, and challenging. I, too, was discontent with how the church forbid conversations about other faiths (and said you couldn't drink beer). It will challenge readers to enter into a nonjudgemental conversation with others, where it is not necessary for you to have all of the answers. There is a contagious excitement in this book and it does not let go of you from beginning to end.
''Bryan Berghoef has given us the most complete presentation to date of what pub theology is, why it exists, and what it contributes to the lives and faiths of an increasing number of Christians. With his conversationally written and accessible reportage, he has also created something close to a manual for those who want to initiate a pub theology circle or simply find and join one.''
--Phyllis Tickle, author of ''The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why''
''Some of the best theological conversations happen over a beer at the pub. Bryan Berghoef captures something of the relaxed and relational dynamic that makes these discussions so pleasurable, while at the same time wrestling with serious theological questions. So pull up a chair, order your favorite drink, and settle in with this delightful and stimulating book. Invite a friend as well--the conversation's just getting started.''
--John R. Franke, author of ''Manifold Witness: The Plurality of Truth''
''Pub Theology is a wonderful, whimsical, and wise story about what happens when a pastor with more questions than answers goes to the pub instead of church.''
--John Suk, author of ''Not Sure: A Pastor's Journey from Faith to Doubt'' and former editor of ''The Banner''
''This is a book about God's freedom and ours! Bryan Berghoef invites us to pull up a chair and dares us to converse about what matters. No fear! This engrossing and transformative story about how to live an open Christian life will save, stir, and strengthen the faith of many.''
--Samir Selmanovic, author of ''It's Really All About God: How Islam, Atheism, and Judaism Made Me a Better Christian'' --Wipf and Stock Publishers
From the Author
"My argument in this book is simple: good things happen when we sit down at the same table together and talk honestly about things that matter - and frankly, having a beer doesn't hurt."
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