The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion to a More Authentic Contemporary Faith: Family Life as Spiritual Discipline

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The God We Never Knew challenges readers to reclaim a stronger sense of God's presence and nearness by embracing an authentic contemporary faith that reconciles God with science, critical thinking, and religious pluralism.

How to Have Faith (How to Even Think About God) without having to stifle modern rationality is one of the most vital challenges facing many of us today. Marcus Borg, author of the bestselling Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, traces his spiritual journey to the discovery of an authentic yet fully contemporary understanding of God. In a compelling, readable way, he leads us from the distant, authoritative God of our childhood to an equally powerful, dynamic adult understanding of God.

Arguing that the modern crisis of faith is rooted in the misinterpretation of biblical texts and God's true nature, Borg offers a fresh, yet deeply grounded understanding of God that is more intellectually and spiritually satisfying.

"Writing clearly, summarizing some of the best of contemporary theology in non-technical language, Borg continues to speak to, and to challenge, the widest possible audiences". -- Publishers Weekly

"A breath of fresh air, a liberating book for Jews and Christians alike". -- Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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‘Writing clearly, summarixing some of the best of contemporary theology in non-technical language, Borg continues to speak to, and to challenge, the widest possible audience.’
Publishers Weekly

‘A breath of fresh air, a liberating book for Jews and Christians alike.’
Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

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MEETING GOD AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME

Selected by 'Publishers Weekly' as one of the best books of 1997

In 'The God We Never Knew', bestselling author Marcus J. Borg leads us from the distant, authoritative God of our childhood to an equally powerful, dynamic adult understanding of God. Tracing his own spiritual journey, he reveals how to embrace a fresh, authentic view of God that is fully compatible with good science, critical thinking, and religious pluralism–a view that promotes a much healthier and more vital life of faith today.

Marcus J. Borg is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University and author of many books, including 'Jesus: A New Vision'and 'Meeting Jesus for the First Time'

'"The God We Never Knew' will appeal to unbelieving and fainthearted believers, but it also has riches for those who think their faith is secure."
ROBERT N. BELLAH, author of 'Harbits of the Heart'

Writing clearly, summarizing some of the best of contemporary theology in nontechnical language, Borg continues to speak to, and challenge, the widest possible audience."
Publishers Weekly

Borg does what few scholars on religion seem capable if doing: He has digested an immense amount of difficult, often conflicting religious ideas and written a clear, coherent, and highly readable theological work that satisfies mind and soul."
Oregonian

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