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The Resource Naked spirituality : a life with God in 12 simple words, Brian D. McLaren

Naked spirituality : a life with God in 12 simple words, Brian D. McLaren

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Naked spirituality : a life with God in 12 simple words
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Naked spirituality
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a life with God in 12 simple words
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Brian D. McLaren
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eng
Summary
"Many people are stuck with an understanding of prayer that doesn't go beyond Sunday school memorizations and desperate petitions in time of need. Instead, Brian McLaren argues we should understand that prayer is to the soul what breathing is to the body; prayer is life-giving union with the Divine. McLaren offers new hope to those who are disillusioned by religious dogma and disheartened by unanswered prayers. This is a book for those who want to pray but don't know where to start, a how-to book on the spiritual practice of prayer. In Naked Spirituality, McLaren confronts how the church's traditional practices no longer work; in fact, they often serve to prevent the very transformation God is calling us to undergo. As a result, religion becomes a tool to maintain the status quo and not an instrument for getting us closer to living as citizens of heaven. McLaren offers twelve moves, or practices, that both connect us with God and free us to do the holistic work the gospel calls us to--to pray as well as save the planet; to worship as well as lift up the poor and needy. For many people, McLaren's agenda for spirituality will feel like a formula for the faith they always hoped for and what they always knew Christianity should be about. With his characteristic fresh voice and practical wisdom, McLaren has written a spiritual manual that goes beyond encouraging piety by offering spiritual transformation"--Provided by publisher
Summary
"Many people are stuck with an understanding of prayer that doesn't go beyond Sunday school memorizations and desperate petitions in time of need. Instead, Brian McLaren argues we should understand that prayer is to the soul what breathing is to the body; prayer is life-giving union with the Divine. McLaren offers new hope to those who are disillusioned by religious dogma and disheartened by unanswered prayers. This is a book for those who want to pray but don't know where to start, a how-to book on the spiritual practice of prayer. In Naked Spirituality, McLaren confronts how the church's traditional practices no longer work; in fact, they often serve to prevent the very transformation God is calling us to undergo. As a result, religion becomes a tool to maintain the status quo and not an instrument for getting us closer to living as citizens of heaven. McLaren offers twelve moves, or practices, that both connect us with God and free us to do the holistic work the gospel calls us to--to pray as well as save the planet; to worship as well as lift up the poor and needy. For many people, McLaren's agenda for spirituality will feel like a formula for the faith they always hoped for and what they always knew Christianity should be about. With his characteristic fresh voice and practical wisdom, McLaren has written a spiritual manual that goes beyond encouraging piety by offering spiritual transformation"--
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395031
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1956-
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McLaren, Brian D.
Dewey number
248.3/2
Index
no index present
LC call number
BV4501.3
LC item number
.M327 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Spiritual life
  • Prayer
  • Christian life
  • RELIGION / General
Target audience
adult
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a life with God in 12 simple words
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Naked spirituality : a life with God in 12 simple words, Brian D. McLaren
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Note
Includes a reading and discussion guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
pt. 1. Simplicity : the season of spiritual awakening -- pt. 2. Complexity : the season of spiritual strengthening -- pt. 3. Perplexity : the season of spiritual surviving -- pt. 4. Harmony : the season of spiritual deepening
Control code
2010053599
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 280 p.
Isbn
9780061854019
Lccn
2010053599
Label
Naked spirituality : a life with God in 12 simple words, Brian D. McLaren
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Publication
Note
Includes a reading and discussion guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
pt. 1. Simplicity : the season of spiritual awakening -- pt. 2. Complexity : the season of spiritual strengthening -- pt. 3. Perplexity : the season of spiritual surviving -- pt. 4. Harmony : the season of spiritual deepening
Control code
2010053599
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 280 p.
Isbn
9780061854019
Lccn
2010053599

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