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McLaren, Brian D. Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words. HarperOne: HarperCollins. Mar. 2011. c.270p. ISBN 9780061854019. $25.99. REL
McLaren (A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith), a leading evangelical author, here addresses America’s ever-growing population of the unchurched—the many who consider themselves “spiritual, but not religious.” McLaren is considered one of the foremost exponents of postmodern Christian theology, as well as of the “emerging church” movement; this work uses 12 words, such as “here,” “now,” “sorry,” and “help,” as the foundations of counsel, insight, and advice for the perhaps extra-ecclesial reader. VERDICT McLaren’s trademark persuasiveness is put to good effect as he continues to shatter paradigms for spiritual seekers.