March 23, 2011

Finding Our Way Again by Brian McLaren

Finding Our Way Again by Brian McLaren is a Christian book that brings ancient practices that we have perhaps forgotten, back into our spiritual lives. Find out more about fasting, fixed-hour prayer, sacred meals and more.

Book Description
“Why have certain spiritual disciplines been in use for centuries, and why are they so important?

It is questionable if one can ever be exactly the same person waking up on two consecutive days. How are spiritual sojourners to cope with the constant change? Many are beginning to explore the ancient Christian spiritual practices, such as fixed-hour prayer, fasting and sincere observance of the Sabbath. What is causing this hunger for deeper spirituality?

Brian McLaren guides us on this quest for an explanation of these spiritual practices, many of which go all the way back to Abraham and the establishment of Israel. In the midst of contemporary Christianity, we discover the beauty of these disciplines and the transformation through Christ that each can provide.

Includes foreword by Phyllis Tickle and leads into seven additional titles, The Ancient Practices, a classic series featuring some of the leading writers on spirituality in the world today.” – Finding Our Way Again

My Thoughts
Finding Our Way Again is a Christian spirituality book, so if that isn’t your thing, obviously this is not the book for you. If however, you are a Christian (or perhaps want to know more about it), this is a book you would probably be interested in.

Brian McLaren did a great job writing this book in a detailed way that is also easy to read (and understand). From what I could see, it isn’t directed towards any certain Christian religion, which I quite like. It also was not written in a “preachy” or “damning” tone, which I also really like. Who wants to be yelled at in a book? Not me!

If you want to know more about some of the ancient practices in the Christian religion, this is a very good book to learn more about it. It also contains study guide questions that you could use alone or in a group setting. Overall, I found it to be a good spiritual read and recommend it to all who are looking for more information or guidance on this subject.

* Thank you to the publisher of Finding Our Way Again, Thomas Nelson, for providing me with a copy of this book for review from their Book Sneeze review program. All opinions expressed are my own.


Carina the Blogarina said...

Did you find it inspirational or factual?

Sheri said...

Factual and inspirational :)