Endorsements for “Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? (Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World)

The book releases tomorrow!
‘[Brian McLaren] actually believes that Jesus and his followers can change the world. This book is no exception – he starts with a joke but quickly you realize just how serious he is about doing what Jesus teaches us to do. Helpful, timely, and really, really inspiring.’
– Rob Bell, author of Love Wins
‘An extraordinary book: a thought-provoking introduction to one of the biggest challenges confronting the church in our globalised world, and a profoundly biblical and brave beginning to a Christ-centred cultural revolution.’
– Rev Steve Chalke MBE, founder of Oasis Global and Stop The Traffik
‘Brian has resisted the temptation to create an all-you-can-eat buffet of religions, where you can pick and choose what you want. Instead, he curiously explores what it looks like to be unashamedly Christian and still be nice to people who aren’t. As one who wants the world to know the love of Jesus, I am deeply troubled that one of the major obstacles to Christ is Christians . . . and I am deeply grateful for thinkers like Brian who are helping us discover a Christianity that looks like Jesus again.’
– Shane Claiborne, activist and author of The Irresistible Revolution
‘Brian McLaren is a genius in provoking – in a constructive way. You won’t see relations among religions in the same way after you read this book.’
– Miroslav Volf, Professor of Theology, Yale University
‘I think Brian McLaren is a spiritual genius! Not only does he have the courage to say what must and can be said, but he says it with a deep knowl- edge of both Scriptures and Tradition, and then says it very well besides – in ways that both the ordinary layperson and the scholar can respect and understand. You can’t get any better than that, which is why I call him a genius!’
– Richard Rohr, O.F.M, Center for Action and Contemplation
Why bother to read this book?  Within decades the American religious landscape has been transformed by the exponential growth of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam.  Yet, religious pluralism and freedom is under siege, threatened by exclusivism, intolerance and extremism, at home and abroad.  This engaging and compelling guidebook, written by one of America’s most influential religious thinkers and spiritual teachers, is groundbreaking, redefining religious pluralism for the 21st century. It is a “must read” for Christians and followers of other faiths or no faith. 
– John L. Esposito is University Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University and author of The Future of Islam.
‘In its relationship to those who believe differently, Christian formation all too often takes shape with hostile reaction, or collapses into some washed out common denominator. Brian helps us recover, and explore a vital and exciting alternative. Of how learning from “others” of all persuasions, is possible and intrinsic to vibrant Christian identity.’
– Jason Clark, Deep Church
‘This is a major work in every sense of the word – so major, in fact, that it would be impossible to exaggerate either its importance or its worth to the current conversation about religion and religions. Mapping the space between Christian exclusivism and inert universalism, McLaren brilliantly reclaims the ancient Christian imperative to abandon the accommodations of static religion and pursue instead the principles of Kingdom-living.’
– Phyllis Tickle, author of Emergence Christianity
‘Genuine dialogue with difference has often been avoided by the Christian community because of a fear that it will undermine, weaken or erode the faith. Here McLaren shows us that far from being something that is acidic to Christian identity, such engagement is part of its deepest expression.’
– Peter Rollins, author of Insurrection
‘Brian McLaren is a master of pointing us to the right question, and he has done it again by asking Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road? This is a dangerous question. Dangerous in that it will not leave you alone once you invite it in . . . Brian reminds us that this question is not new, but that it is ours. I, for one, am grateful to Brian for the intro- duction to this immensely important book and question.’
– Doug Pagitt, pastor and author
‘Brian McLaren is the most creative Christian theologian and spiritual teacher writing and preaching today in the U.S., yet his universal message is as relevant to people of all faiths and none. A champion of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness – and rooting these in the Biblical texts – McLaren helps heal CRIS – Conflicted Religious Identity Syndrome. As a Jewish theologian, I welcome this important contribution to showing the path through which all religions can become an emancipa- tory force for human liberation.’
– Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor, Tikkun, Chair of the Interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives
‘Surely there is no problem more important – and more vexing – to people of various faiths than how we can all get along in this pluralistic, post- modern world. In Brian McLaren’s capable and gentle hands, these ques- tions are answered, and a new way forward is offered. This is a book for Christians (and others) who want to maintain their religious distinctive- ness but develop loving compassion for their neighbors of other religions.’
—Tony Jones, author of The New Christians
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