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The Word of the Lord to Evangelicals

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A stone's throw from Starbucks - Joe, homeless and a dead ringer for blues singer Robert Johnson, tells Wheaton College freshman Wendy Gullivan that He is God and has a message for the Evangelicals...a message He wants her to deliver.

He's depressed, he tells her, to the point of shutting down earthly operations – all thanks to the Evangelicals, especially the American ones
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Published April 3rd 2012 (first published March 30th 2012)
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Al Gritten
Wendy was raised in an evangelical church tradition and attends an evangelical Christian college thinking she is being true to God's calling for her life. Then the Word of the Lord comes to her and suddenly everything is different. McLaren takes a hard look at modern Evangelical faith and the ways in which it is and is not being true to the Way of Jesus. Wendy is conflicted between she has always been taught and what God is telling her is wrong, "'All you care about is personal salvation. It put ...more
Brian McLaren has been a lightning rod of sorts in the evangelical world for a while now, from his book A New Kind of Christian to his more recent book A New Kind of Christianity. He has asked tough and important questions of the evangelical world, of which he considers himself a part. Over the years he has certainly made some enemies. Personally I appreciated many of his writings, but A New Kind of Christianity did make me cringe at times.

One thing all ought to agree on is that McLaren, whether
A fairly short, fictional book about some evangelical students emerging from Bible college, who meet some surprising characters. They have to adjust their worldview somewhat, and gradually discover that traditional American evangelical viewpoints are not necessarily in line with what Jesus taught.

I didn't find anything dramatically new in this book, but liked the writing style very much and found it quite thought-provoking in places. I imagine it would be quite challenging to those who equate r
Jarkko Laine
A good quick read that summarizes really well the things that are good or bad in evangelicalism. Not terribly original, though. And I doubt the group of people who would get the most out of it will ever read the book...
Loved it! McLaren stops you in your tracks and makes you think. Required reading...especially in an election year. Can't wait to read the others to Democrats and Republicans.
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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.
More about Brian D. McLaren...
A Generous Orthodoxy: Why I Am a Missional, Evangelical, Post/Protestant, Liberal/Conservative, Mystical/Poetic, Biblical, Charismatic/Contemplative, Fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Metho A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth That Could Change Everything Everything Must Change

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