Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words (Hardcover)

A Life with God in 12 Simple Words

By Brian D. McLaren

HarperOne, 9780061854019, 288pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2011

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"A rich, brilliant and important book: wonderfully readable and personal, filled with insight and wisdom, it invites us into practices that can transform our lives." --Marcus J. Borg, author of Speaking Christian

"Brian McLaren is a bridge builder. In these simple yet profound spiritual practices he perfectly marries his evangelical heart and contemplative soul, and we are all richer for the union." --Cynthia Bourgeault, author of Centering Prayer and The Wisdom Jesus

In the same way he revitalized our faith in A New Kind of Christianity, church leader Brian McLaren reinvigorates our approach to spiritual fulfillment in Naked Spirituality--by tearing down the old dogmatic practices that hamper our spiritual growth, and leading us toward the meaningful spiritual practices that can help transform our lives.



Praise For Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words

“Wise, easy to read, and practical.”
-Fr. Richard Rohr, author of The Naked Now

“A rich, brilliant and important book: wonderfully readable and personal, filled with insight and wisdom, it invites us into practices that can transform our lives.”
-Marcus J. Borg, author of Speaking Christian

“Brian McLaren is a bridge builder. In these simple yet profound spiritual practices he perfectly marries his evangelical heart and contemplative soul, and we are all richer for the union.”
-Cynthia Bourgeault, author of Centering Prayer and The Wisdom Jesus

“McLaren’s trademark persuasiveness is put to good effect as he continues to shatter paradigms for spiritual seekers.”
-Library Journal (starred review)

“Anyone wanting to conserve the spiritual spark in themselves will find this book a gentle and generous tract.”
-Publishers Weekly

“These stories are honest and kind and good... they illustrated the life of a real and raw experience of God and the human responses we offer.... This guidebook to simple words for a not so simple spirituality is an incredible gift, a true asset to us, bread for the journey.”
-Hearts and Minds

“McLaren both charts an arc of the spiritual life and suggests practices to nurture [it]. . . . McLaren deserves endless thanks for reminding us that estrangement and no do not represent a breakdown of the spiritual life. . . . Naked Spirituality is very astute.”
-Christian Century

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