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Praise for Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World
 
 
"[Brian McLaren] actually believes that Jesus and his followers can change the world. This book is no exception—he starts with a joke but quickly you realize just how serious he is about doing what Jesus teaches us to do. Helpful, timely, and really, really inspiring."
Rob Bell, author of Love Wins
 
“This is a major work in every sense of the word—so major, in fact, that it would be impossible to exaggerate either its importance or its worth to the current conversation about religion and religions. Mapping the space between Christian exclusivitism and inert universalism, McLaren brilliantly reclaims as well the ancient Christian imperative to abandon the accommodations of static religion and pursue instead the principles of Kingdom-living.”
 
Phyllis Tickle, Lecturer on Religion in America and Author of Emergence Christianity: What it Is, Where it is Going, and Why it Matters
 
"Surely there is no problem more important—and more vexing—to people of various faiths than how we can all get along in this pluralistic, postmodern world. In Brian McLaren's capable and gentle hands, these questions are answered, and a new way forward is offered. This is a book for Christians (and others) who want to maintain their religious distinctiveness but develop loving compassion for their neighbors of other religions."
 
Tony Jones, Ph.D., (tonyj.net) author of The New Christians and The Church Is Flat and theologian-in-residence at Solomon's Porch

“Brian has resisted the temptation to create an all-you-can-eat buffet of religions, where you can pick and choose what you want. Instead, he curiously explores what it looks like to be unashamedly Christian and still be nice to people who aren’t. As one who wants the world to know the love of Jesus, I am deeply troubled that one of the major obstacles to Christ is Christians…and I am deeply grateful for thinkers like Brian who are helping us discover a Christianity that looks like Jesus again.”

               —Shane Claiborne, author, activist, and lover of Jesus

“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.  
 
“An extraordinary book: A thought-provoking introduction to one of the biggest challenges confronting the church in our globalised world; a profoundly biblical and brave beginning to a Christ-centred cultural revolution.”
 
Steve Chalke, MBE, Founder, Oasis Global & Stop The Traffik
United Nations GIFT Special Advisor on Community Action Against Human Trafficking
 
 
“Brian McLaren is a genius in provoking—in a constructive way. You won’t see relations among religions in the same way after you read this book.”
 
Miroslav Volf, professor of theology at Yale University, and author of Allah: A Christian Response (HarperOne) and A Public Faith (Brazos)
 
“With wisdom and wit, Brian McLaren courageously explores the contours of his Christian faith in light of his experiences with people from other religious communities.  His questions and insights are important contributions to the unfolding interfaith discussion in the United States and beyond.”
 
Rabbi Or N. Rose, Director, The Center for Global Judaism, Hebrew College    
 
“Genuine dialogue with difference has often been avoided by the Christian community because of a fear that it will undermine, weaken or erode the faith. Here McLaren shows us that far from being something that is acidic to Christian identity such engagement is part of its deepest expression.”
 
Peter Rollins, Author of Insurrection: To Believe is Human; To Doubt, Divine
 
“It’s not just that Brian will turn the deepest inner struggles and yearnings of your faith into smiles, tears, and belly laughs. It’s that he really gets what it means to be a follower of Jesus without judging and dismissing others. I have not felt so much optimism about a constructive Christian life in years!”
 
Philip Clayton, Provost of Claremont Lincoln University; author of Transforming Christian Theology
 
 
“This is a book not only for liberal and conservative Christians but for people of all religious backgrounds who struggle with how to have a strong religious identity in a multi-faith world. This wonderful book fleshes out what it really means to be neighborly with the ‘other.’”
 
Jeff Burns, peacemaker/activist and East Coast regional director for Peace Catalyst International.
 
"I think Brian McLaren is a spiritual genius!  Not only does he have the courage to saywhat must and can be said, but he says it with a deep knowledge of both Scriptures and Tradition, and thensays it very well besides—in ways that both the ordinary layperson and the scholar can respect and understand.You can't get any better than that.”
 
[Fr.] Richard Rohr, O.F.M, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
“Brian wants us to have an identity crisis—to ask ourselves what it is about our group identities and the beliefs we profess that causes the addiction to chosenness, to uniqueness, to projecting our fears and insecurities on to the other. The chapter on Christology alone is worth the cover price.”
 
Mark Braverman, human rights activist and author, Fatal Embrace:  Christians, Jews, and the search for peace in the Holy Land
 
“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
 
“Brian McLaren is a master of pointing us to the right question, and he has done it again by asking Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?. This is a dangerous question. Dangerous in that it will not leave you alone once you invite it in… Brian reminds us that this question is not new, but that it is ours.”
 
Doug Pagitt, pastor, author, radio host
 
 
“I recommend this new guidebook leading us to better multi-faith understanding 1) because the content is creative, and engaging and 2) because the author has shown the character in his life that qualifies him to direct us in this effort. There are few other books in this genre you will enjoy more than Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World.
 
Randy S. Woodley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Faith and Culture, George Fox Seminary, Portland Oregon; Author, Living in Color: Embracing God’s Passion for Ethnic Diversity
 
 
“Brian doesn’t shy away from the challenging issues regarding interfaith cooperation. This is a book to cherish, to read over and over, a book that sheds light and warmth on one of the most difficult questions of our era.”
 
Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core, Author of Acts of Faith and Sacred Ground
 
“I continue to be stretched and challenged by Brian McLaren's books and his latest is no exception…This could be among Brian's most important books to date, and its message must be thoughtfully considered. In the end, whether or not one agrees with all of Brian's conclusions, it is sure that in a shrinking, pluralistic world we can't afford to ignore his important admonition.”
 
Raborn Johnson, Co-host, BeyondtheBoxPodcast.com
 
“I remember the time when I gave my life to Jesus: the tears, the joy, my whole being trembling with possibilities. Only to be told over the years that being a Christian means staying enclosed in what and whom we know. No more. And no fear. To live an open life does not mean playing loose with Christian identity. Quite to the contrary, it turns out that moving outwards and rooting deeper is the very same process! With this book Brian McLaren blows the lid off, and after reading it, I tremble again.”

Samir Selmanovic, author of It’s Really All About God: How Islam, Atheism, and Judaism Made Me a Better Christian

“Walk with Brian with a readiness to be comforted at one turn, and disturbed at another. This is no mere academic exercise, but deeply personal, pastoral and ultimately missional.”

Sivin Kit, PhD student in Religion, Ethics and Society at the University of Agder, Norway and Lutheran Pastor in Malaysia.
 
“This book is a tremendous and timely contribution both to the Christian faith and to the global community.”
Dr. Sailesh Rao, founder of Climate Healers and author of Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies
 
“In its relationship to those who believe differently, Christian formation all too often takes shape with hostile reaction, or collapses into some washed out common denominator. Brian helps us recover, and explore a vital and exciting alternative: how learning from ‘others’ of all persuasions, is possible and intrinsic to vibrant Christian identity.”
 
Jason Clark, Deep Church