2004-12-03

Book Review by Craig Blomberg

This book review by Craig Blomberg in November's Denver Journal picks up on the divergent reactions of A Generous Orthodoxy, even comparing it to a Harry Potter novel.

2 comments:

Sivin Kit said...

Thanks for the link! I could relate to the review very much ...

Jim said...

The review hits the nail on the head, in fact, I'd be concerned about anyone who agreed with McLaren on everything. I don't think Brian would agree with himself on everything! His position was clearly one of stimulating a reevaluation of one's beliefs, and he certainly did that. Like a seamstress taking up a hem, and readjusting the fabric, McLaren sets about to explore the soft underbelly of our faith. Loosening the underpinnings, he helps us to take a candid look at ourselves, and to rediscover the fragrance of the gospel. Honestly, while reading this I began to recall the vigor and beauty of my childhood faith, the things that I held so dear. Although I am still a long way off, I feel that God has used this book to soften my heart some, and to give me a fresh hope.