The Christian story, from Genesis until now, is fundamentally about
people on the move—outgrowing old, broken religious systems and
embracing new, more redemptive ways of life.
It’s time to move again.
Brian McLaren, a leading voice in contemporary religion, argues that—
notwithstanding the dire headlines about the demise of faith and drop
in church attendance—Christian faith is not dying. Rather, it is
embarking on a once-in-an-era spiritual shift. For millions, the
journey has already begun.
Drawing from his work as global
activist, pastor, and public theologian, McLaren challenges readers
to stop worrying, waiting, and indulging in nostalgia, and instead, to
embrace the powerful new understandings that are reshaping the
church. In The Great Spiritual Migration, he explores three profound shifts that define the change:
growing numbers of Christians are moving away from defining
themselves by lists of beliefs and toward a way of life defined by
· Theologically, believers are increasingly rejecting the
image of God as a violent Supreme Being and embracing the image of
God as the renewing Spirit at work in our world for the common good
the faithful are identifying less with organized religion and more
with organizing religion—spiritual activists dedicated to healing the
planet, building peace, overcoming poverty and injustice, and
collaborating with other faiths to ensure a better future for all of us
With his trademark brilliance and compassion, McLaren invites readers
to seize the moment and set out on the most significant spiritual
pilgrimage of our time: to help Christianity become more Christian.