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McLaren's new book

Tomorrow McLaren's new book comes out, A New Kind of Christianity.  I cannot tell from the small snippets I've seen so far if this book is a sequel based around his previous books with similar titles, without much new information, or whether it is going to be a groundbreaking and important work.  It's always hard to tell--I am going to listen to the reviews before I go out and buy it.  But those pesky marketers sure have done a good job at making the book look and sound appealing.  Here is the small snippet McLaren posted this morning on his blog about the book:

"We’ve gotten ourselves into a mess with the Bible. First, we are in a scientific mess. Fundamentalism again and again paints itself into a corner by requiring that the Bible be treated as a divinely dictated science textbook providing us true information in all areas of life, including when and how the earth was created, what the shape of the earth is, what revolves around what in space, and so on." (68)

The tagline for the book is Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith, and I'd sure like to know what those ten questions are.  Usually McLaren is a deep thinker with important things to say, so I have a feeling this is going to be a good book.  Just wanted to give you a heads up in case you wanted to run grab it tomorrow, or the link to order it now through Amazon is below...


Anonymous February 8, 2010 at 10:37 AM  

Kevin -

Thanks for the blog follow. I will add you to my list as well! Great looking blog. Keep up the good work.

Peace -

Joe James

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