Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Church on the Other Side


First published in 1998, The Church on the Other Side is a revision of an earlier work of McLaren's entitled Reinventing Your Church. McLaren's books are always chock-full of insights, and The Church on the Other Side is no exception. In fact, it's a remarkable thing to read this book ten years after its publication date and see how many of his forecasts are accurate. The need for the church to learn a new rhetoric as former communication patterns become less and less effective is one of many observations that are grounded in careful study and reflection. Although many of his reflections are based upon close study of evangelical congregations, there's much value for mainline readers. This is a very readable book with lots of lasting value.

Next: Finding Faith.

4 comments:

Sue said...

I'm a huge McLaren fan. Thanks for stopping by my place!

Purple said...

I have only read "The Secret Message of Jesus"...which had some good points in it. It seems my reading list is ever growing.

Rev SS said...

Yes, this is a great book. Wish more churches would "hear" what he's saying.

Diane said...

hey! I saw this at the bookstore nad wondered if it was something I should buy, or should I borrow yours?