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About the Book and Author
"Brian McLaren is the most creative Christian theologian and spiritual teacher writing and preaching today in the U.S., yet his universal message is as relevant to people of all faiths and none. As a Jewish theologian, I welcome this important contribution to showing the path through which all religions can become an emancipatory force for human liberation."
—Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, Tikkun, chair of the Interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives, Author of Jewish Renewal, Spirit Matters, The Politics of Meaning, and The Left Hand of God
"With his characteristic wit and passion, Brian McLaren charts a way through the twenty-first century's most difficult issue: How can people of different religions maintain their own faiths and yet respect the dignity of all? Join Brian as he takes you on a journey to discover a benevolent Christian faith based on hospitality instead of hostility. It will change your life. And it might just change the world."
—Diana Butler Bass, author of Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening.
About the Author
Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. After teaching college English, McLaren pastored Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Baltimore-Washington DC area. Brian 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 U.S. and internationally.
McLaren's writing spans over a dozen books, including his acclaimed A New Kind of Christian trilogy, A Generous Orthodoxy, and his most recent title, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words (2011). A frequent guest on television, radio, and news media programs, McLaren is also an active and popular blogger, a musician, and a songwriter. McLaren is married to Grace, and they have four adult children.