lind-peinture
» » Finding Faith: A Search for What Makes Sense

eBook Finding Faith: A Search for What Makes Sense ePub

by Brian D. McLaren

eBook Finding Faith: A Search for What Makes Sense ePub
Author: Brian D. McLaren
Language: English
ISBN: 0310272661
ISBN13: 978-0310272663
Publisher: Zondervan (February 11, 2007)
Pages: 192
Category: Christian Living
Subcategory: Christians
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 987
Formats: rtf lrf doc lit
ePub file: 1305 kb
Fb2 file: 1543 kb

This book, to me, has a lot to offer just about anybody.

Brian McLaren’s attempt to reconcile postmodern intellectualism with faith is admirable; however I felt that his approach was too simple. He danced around the big questions without addressing them. This book, to me, has a lot to offer just about anybody. What I found most moving was the author's humility and sensitivity toward others' experiences with bad faith. He is noncommittal and will drive some people crazy.

And chances are it does. Let’s keep walking together. If you think the spiritual journey requires turning your back on honesty and intellectual integrity, these two companion volumes will speak to both your mind and your soul. From my earliest childhood, I have loved science - especially learning about animals and nature. Brian D. McLaren is a prominent, controversial evangelical pastor. He was recognized as one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" in 2005, and is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland.

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, 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. McLaren, Gareth Higgins. We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation and Activation. Finding Faith: A Self-Discovery Guide for Your Spiritual Quest. The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian. A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith. A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey.

Faith may not stand on rational thinking alone, but a solid faith should walk hand in hand with intellectual integrity. And chances are it does.

By: Brian D. McLaren. In his most important book yet, widely acclaimed author and speaker Brian McLaren proposes a new faith alternative, one built on "benevolence and solidarity rather than rivalry and hostility. Narrated by: Maurice England. Series: Finding Faith, Book 2. Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins. Categories: Religion & Spirituality, Christianity. This way of being Christian is strong but doesn't strong-arm anyone, going beyond mere tolerance to vigorous hospitality toward, interest in, and collaboration with the other.

If you think the spiritual journey requires turning your back on honesty and intellectual integrity, these two companion volumes will speak to both your mind and your soul.

This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Book Format: Choose an option.

Does having faith mean abandoning reason? It’s easy to get that impression. Still, it seems reasonable that a supremely intelligent God would want you to use your God-given intellect on your spiritual journey as much as in any other aspect of your life. Faith may not stand on rational thinking alone, but a solid faith should walk hand in hand with intellectual integrity.Does it really matter what I believe? What is the relationship between faith and knowledge? Why are there so many religions? Do all paths lead to the same God? This book helps you sort through the questions, objections, and concerns you can’t help but raise. A Search for What Makes Sense will help you think your way clearly and honestly to answers that satisfy because they’re your answers―conclusions you’ve arrived at personally without manipulation, coercion, or game-playing.For faith to exist and grow it’s got to make sense―good sense, carefully-thought-out sense. And chances are it does.FINDING FAITHThe Finding Faith books A Search for What Makes Sense and A Search for What Is Real don’t try to tell you what to believe; they are guides in learning how to believe. If you think the spiritual journey requires turning your back on honesty and intellectual integrity, these two companion volumes will speak to both your mind and your soul.
Wild Python
A great read for anyone looking for a way to accommodate this complex world and make sense of the conflicting messages and outright ERRORS found in many religious teachings, yet without losing their faith. A wonderful program for strengthening a person's faith while coming to grips with the mysteries we all encounter here on earth and in explanations of the afterlife. Very clear and interesting writing style. There is no agenda here other than help people choose God without the (too often observed) necessity of condemning and judging others for believing differently. An expansive journey through religion rather than a constricting one!!! Will purchase other books from this author for his refreshing viewpoint and clarity of his writing style.
Nnulam
Easy read. Author details all the arguments for and against faith with himself that he has at times questioned his own faith. Many of us who are professed Christians have at different times questioned our faith when things were against us not of our own doing such diseases of children, wars, various genocides, etc. It is easy to blame God for these but in Genesis, man made a choice for freedom to our own thing. God gave us freedom of choice. The points made by Brian will be used by me in a "moot court" to be held as a kickoff for a fall of a adult Sunday School class named "animate" published and available through Augsburg Press.
Ustamya
While I agree with the reviewer below that the book would have been better packaged along with its companion, let me recomomend this first book as an outstanding contribution to exploring the big questions of life. It really does make sense!

The text is easily accessible; it's not a detailed analysis meant for specialists in philosophy of religion (like me). I plan to require it for my university students, but I think it will work especially well in my general theology courses aimed at adults who are not tightly connected with the Church.

My only substantive criticisms are that 1) I wish Brian had openly embraced evolutionary theory as compatible with belief in God. His general position in this book and others seems especially compatible with theistic evolution. Perhaps he wanted to side-step the complexities of the evolution controversy, but I think the book would have been stronger had he explored the issues directly. (He did mentioned that he enjoys the work of theistic evolutionist John Haught.)

I also think that 2) Brian's general position on the God-world relationship is a version of pan-en-theism (not pantheism). He doesn't address that possibility in the book -- again probably because it's aimed at a broad audience.

Having mentioned these minor criticisms, I should come clean and acknowledge that I'm willing to look past just about any differences of opinion upon learning that Brian likes listening to Bruce Cockburn! : ) (p. 117)

Thomas Jay Oord
Dagdatus
I liked this book of Brian McClaren for the fact that it open one 's mind on your own journey with God. The things which struck me was:
Stages of faith which I see in mynown life and in manynpeople I encounter.
The rejection of a view of 'we know and have the final answer on religion (and/or God). We don't. God is bigger than our thoughts or 'knowldge'.
The definition of 'good faith' vs 'bad faith'. Many 'good Christians' are actually living out 'bad faith'.

Off to the second volume...
Samugul
I have been disillusioned by the religion of my childhood. I stopped believing anything for a long time as the church of my youth had me fearful of hellfire. I was fearful and ashamed all the time, so I turned it all "off." I started seeking again a year or so ago. I was surprised to see almost that exact story outlined in this book. The author clearly articulates and attempts to answer my questions. I look forward to reading his other Finding Faith book.
Vetibert
Interesting book; arrived on time
porosh
Great book! I used the first few chapters with my teenage son as we prepared for his church confirmation. I also plan to keep this book in my "tool bag" because I think will be beneficial in the future.
For anyone who has had doubts or even would like to learn more about faith - This is the book to read. He outlines it and works through issues with a sense of factuality, reality and spirituality. He never pushes his beliefs, but encourages the reader to look at the issues of faith with a new perspective.
lind-peinture.fr
© All right reserved. 2017-2020
Contacts | Privacy Policy | DMCA
eBooks are provided for reference only