When four religious leaders walk across the road, it’s not the beginning of a joke. It’s the start of one of the most important conversations in today’s world.
Since 9/11 the question has become more and more urgent: How should Christians - members of the world’s largest religion - treat members of other religions? If we maintain an “Us vs. Them” attitude or make conversion the price of love and fellowship, we fuel mutual misunderstanding and hostility. But if we buy tolerance for other faiths at the cost of commitment to our own, we undermine our own faith.
In his best book yet, widely acclaimed author and speaker Brian McLaren proposes a third alternative to these unsatisfactory options, one built on “benevolence and solidarity rather than rivalry and hostility.” This way of being Christian is strong but it doesn’t strong-arm anyone. It goes far beyond mere tolerance to vigorous hospitality toward, interest in, and collaboration with the other. It is more necessary than ever before.
Simple yet profound, this groundbreaking book shows readers step-by-step how to reclaim this strong-benevolent faith, revealing:
How a new understanding of key Christian doctrines can end religious rivalry and foster new relationships,
How a fresh perspective of Christian and colonial history can replace our lingering “superior” attitudes with empathy and humility, and
How by standing in solidarity with “the other” as Jesus did, we can become a force against injustice and inhumanity – fulfilling the Christian mission like never before
Blending history, narrative, and brilliant insight, McLaren challenges us to stop creating barriers in the name of God – and in doing so, he invites Christians to become more Christ-like.
Join Brian McLaren as he discusses his new book at the following locations and dates. We hope you can join us for this enlightening insight about Christian identity in a Multi-Faith World. After presentation there will be ample time for discussion and book signing. In addition to admission, ticket holders will receive $10 in free gifts- including discounts on Brian's books, music downloads and e-books.
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Pre-Order Book $20 each, the books will be available for pick up at event.
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