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Book Reviews

Brian's books have been reviewed in magazines, online publications, and blogs.

Reviews of Everything Must Change

Christian Author Urges Believers to Focus on Big Issues, By Eileen Flynn, November 14th, 2007

Brian McLaren, Emergent Church Godfather, Descends on Austin, by Eileen Flynn, November 12th, 2007

Video of Brian introducing his book in Austin on Statesmen.com.

Interviews about Everything Must Change

Why Everything Must Change: A Conversation with Brian McLaren by Jon Stanley, The Other Journal, October 15th, 2007.

Emerging Star: RBL Talks with Brian McLaren. by Jana Riess, Religion Book Line Publisher's Weekly, July 2007.

The Wittenburg Door Interview with Brian McLaren, by Becky Garrison. May/June 2007.

Precipice Magazine, Thoughts on Eschatology, Diversity, Criticism and More by Darren King

Blog Reviews for Everything Must Change

Bob Carlton at The Corner, has written several posts on EMC, including reviews of the three systems discussed in the book: the prosperity system, the equity system, and the security system. He also posted a reflection before the book was released.

Missional Methodist Movement Blog, book review part 1

Hackman's Musings Blog book review part 1

Nicholas Fielder's Blog - Book Review

Rick Diamond Review


Reviews of The Secret Message of Jesus

Next Reformation by Len Hjalmarson

Book Pleasures by Penny Watkins

Spirituality & Practice By Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

Relevant Magazine by Eric Hurtgen

Allelon by Andrew Careaga

Gathering in Light by Jarrod McKenna


Reviews of A Generous Orthodoxy

Beyond 'Right Thinking' by Ryan Beiler, Sojourners Magazine, February 2005


A Brotherly Critique & Response

There is no excess of civility in our public discourse these days, and sadly, that's too often the case in the world of the church too. This note from a respected theologian shows a very different tone, one that I think is much more in line with our message and mission. My responses are inserted
-- like this. - Brian

Continue reading A Brotherly Critique & Response...


Review of The Church on the Other Side

"We'd better listen to Brian McLaren if we want to bring the reality of Christ into the world as it is and the church as it now is."

Dallas Williard -- Author, The Spirit of the Disciplines

"This is a book about giving your church a 100,000-mile major tune-up and possible overhaul. The Church on the Other Side makes the process hopeful, purposeful, and doable."

Brad Smith -- President, Leadership Network

Reinventing the Church?: Today's Church can embrace postmodern suggestions without abandoning the truth of God's Word. By James Sherk, March 2005.