Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crisis, and a Revolution of Hope

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This book in many ways is a sequel to The Secret Message of Jesus, although people can begin with either book. It asks two essential questions: What are the world's top crises, and what do the life and message of Jesus say to those global crises? I spent a few years researching the global crisis literature and tried to synthesize the best thinking on the subject. I developed a metaphor to help people understand global crises - a machine with four moving parts, corresponding to the four critical crises that create so much human suffering. Meanwhile, I was studying the gospels in a concentrated way, seeking to understand how Jesus' original hearers would have heard and understood his message of the kingdom of God. The two pursuits enriched each other in ways that I will probably never fully be able to communicate. This book is by far my most ambitious project yet, and I can't imagine ever writing anything that is more important and urgent.
Everything Must Change hardcover released on October 2nd, 2007 may be purchased at: barnes and noble and christianbook.com. You can read the release note about the book, which also includes a reader's guide and a list of suggested readings.
The new softcover edition is available for purchase at: amazon.com, barnes and noble, and christianbooks.com. This edition will be more affordable for small groups and classes, and I've heard from so many groups now that have told me this book really works at stimulating both energetic dialogue and action. For about $40 (sometimes less), you can get a beautifully-produced DVD guide to the book. In the DVD I give a short introduction to each of the eight sections of the book that your group can watch leading into each discussion. You can purchase the DVD at: amazon.com and christianbooks.com.
There will be a website that will allow people to contribute ideas on putting the message of Everything Must Change into action. You can download preview of the starter content – to which we hope you will contribute when the interactive site is up.
You can also download an unpublished appendix to the book, called President Bush's Ungiven Speech.

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November 1st in Indianapolis - One more EMC Tour Stop!
For those of you who missed our Everything Must Change Tour (or want to recommend it to a friend), we'll be doing one more event November 1. For more information, go to the deepshift.org site.
The Everything Must Change Tour is now over. If you couldn't make it to the tour or you want to remember your experience there, you can download the powerpoint slides from the sessions here.
Read more from Brian about the tour here or watch below as Brian talks about what he hopes people will get out of it.

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The Great Spiritual Migration Book Tour 2016
11/2 Charlotte, NC Missiongathering Charlotte - tickets coming
11/4 Boston, MA Old South Church in Boston - tickets coming
11/5 New York, NY The Riverside Church - FREE
11/7 Spencerville, MD Cedar Ridge Community Church Tickets
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Invite Brian to speak by contacting laci.scott@gmail.com. This email is for booking purposes only. If you have a question or comment for Brian, please direct those to info@brianmclaren.net. You can read more about presentations Brian is able to give in one or more 45-minutes sessions.
You'll find more information on inviting Brian to speak here.

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In this section, you'll find information on Brian's books, as well as reviews, and Brian's recommendations.

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You can either link to or download Brian's articles below.
Brian is also a regular contributor to God's Politics blog.
You can download an unpublished appendix to Everything Must Change, called President Bush's Ungiven Speech.
You can download material that didn't make it into The Secret Message of Jesus: A Reading of John 14:6.
'Lord, Have Mercy'. Compassion and hope in the Haggard scandal. by Brian McLaren. January 2007 (Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 7). Commentary.
A Brief History of the 21st Century. Chapter 11: The Former United States. by Brian McLaren. August 2006 (Vol. 35, No. 8, pp. 16-21). Cover.

Words, Not War, With Iran
. 'Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.' - Isaiah 2:4. by Rev. Jim Wallis, Rev. Bob Edgar, Rev. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, Dr. Susannah Heschel, Brian McLaren, Rev. William J. Shaw and Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed. August 2006 (Vol. 35, No. 8, pp. 15). Cover.
A sermon for President Bush. Written a few months before the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Thank God for Journalists and News Professionals, Sojourners Magazine.
Christian Reflections in a Time of War
Found in Translation. 'Kingdom of God' is so last-century. Are there new ways to talk about Jesus' good news? by Brian McLaren. March 2006 (Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 14-19). Cover.

Revisiting the Passion of Christ,
SojoNet: Faith, Politics, Culture.
What I'm Reading Sojourners Magazine, September 2004.
A Bridge Far Enough?, Sojourners Magazine, September/October 2005.
Lyrics to Brian's Song Let's Confess It
Scared to Talk Politics in Church? You don't need to be partisan to be prophetic. September 2004 (Vol. 33, No. 9, pp. ). Cover.
Consider the Turtles of the Fields, Soujourners Magazine, March 2004.
The Jesus Creed, originally shared at the Emergent Convention in May 2004.
The Justic Creed

Bless This House? Why Efforts to Renew the Church Are Often Misguided,
Christianity Today, June 29th, 2004.
Doubt the Tides of Faith, Christian Single Magazine, 2004
A Response to Silas Bishop's Community as the Goal (and therefore the means) of Mission
Emerging Values by Brian McLaren (Leadership Journal, Summer 2003)
Faithfully Dangerous: Christians in Postmodern Times (Christianity Today, May/June 2002).
Kneeling with Turtles (DreamSeeker Magazine, Autumn 2001).
How to Evangelize Today (Christianity Today, August 2001)
They Say It's Just a Phase(Next-wave.org, April 2001).
Dorothy on Leadership. By Brian McLaren, Rev. Magazine Nov/Dec 2000.

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