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Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words [Paperback]

Brian Mclaren , Brian D. Mclaren
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17 Mar 2011 0340995459 978-0340995457
I've had my fill of superficial religiosity. But deep religion, authentic, naked spirituality, -- that's what I'm thirsty for, and so, I think, are you.

In our busy lives we often sideline prayer and spiritual practice, or wrap the subject up in a tangle of guilt-driven showmanship and 'self-motivation'. Stripping away the jargon that we can often get caught up in, NAKED SPIRITUALITY presents the core concepts of prayer in a fresh and accessible way.

Brian D. McLaren has spent years working with these concepts in his own life and shares candidly his own experiences and insights as well as challenge in this very applicable book.

Using twelve words as a structure, he shows how we can connect with God in practical, doable and durable ways, and use that connection to serve others.

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (17 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340995459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340995457
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 292,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This is a quiet book, a deeply gentle and candid book, that is the distillate of a life-time of belonging to God. It is McLaren, in his maturity and at his pastoral best, singing a love-song of great intimacy and eternal beauty.' (Phyllis Tickle)

'In our rapidly changing world, Brian McLaren has walked with a generation through the painful and necessary re-examination of the nature of Church and Christianity. This work reveals the struggles and depths of Brian's faith within that exploration, and invites us into a most profound and hopeful examination of our own.' (Jason Clark, Deep Church)

'Medicine for the soul. NAKED SPIRITUALITY is filled with uncommon honesty. It is a tonic for all those who yearn for practical help with the development of rhythms of life - free from the stifling tyranny of legalism - that will foster a depth of Christ-centred spirituality.' (Steve Chalke, Founder, Oasis Global, Faithworks and Stop The Traffik 2011-01-03)

'This is one of Brian's greatest hits, and not just because it has the word "naked" in the title! It is a book that strips things down to the bare essentials, cutting through stale debates, old ideologies, and ethereal theology to unveil a simple love for God and neighbour that is worth devoting your life to. So forget the clutter. Stop suffocating in religion. Slow down from the hustle. Tune out the noise. Unplug from the world. And enjoy this simple little book about life with God - you will find something on these pages that will help you breathe again.' (Shane Claiborne, author, activist, and recovering sinner 2011-01-03)

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Prayer and spiritual practice tackled in a raw and honest way and made simple and accessible for the reader to apply to their own life. Another inspiring and throught-provoking book from Brian D. McLaren, a leading voice in the emerging church movement. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Most Important Book 19 Jun 2011
I enjoyed reading Brian McLaren's "Naked Spirituality". I also enjoyed reading "A New Kind Of Christianity". Actually, the two books compliment each other. In "A New Kind Of Christianity" he shares his concepts of Christianity and Dogma and the need for change inorder to meet the challenges of the modern world. In "Naked Spirituality" he shares with us his spiritual consciousness and the ways he has changed through the years. He tells us of his high and low points in his spiritul experiences and how the ever changing realities of life has impacted his walk of faith. Although he uses 12 simple words to describe a life with God, he makes it crystal clear that it's not really so simple after all. These simple words that he uses are guideposts or road markers along the way that can help us get our bearings. He shows us that there are "seasons" in ones spiritual life, and each season has it's own unique atmosphere as it unfolds. In effect he is saying, you can't jump from Summer to Spring, you must pass first through Fall and Winter. Regarding our spiritual progression he says, "We must celebrate the rich heritage of our religious traditions, but those traditions are now the foundation on which we build ,not the ceiling under which we are trapped". As he speaks of listening as we wait before God, he says "Let God be God to You". I take that to mean, He is different in the way He expresses Himself to each of us, according to our individual needs and circumstances, as well as our capacities to understand. He also says "you are loved nakedly, and grace is the warm blanket that enfolds you" pg,232. Brian has done a great service to the church, and Christianity at large in the writing of this book. He has beared his heart to us, and I hope thousands of people read this book. Thurman L Faison, Author "To The Spiritually Inclined"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nakes Spirituality: Superb! 13 April 2011
I really enjoy Brian McClaren's writing style and this very personal book about developing a life of prayer in 12 simple words is absolutely excellent. Easy to read, thought-provoking, spiritually uplifting and intensely practical.... I highly recommend it and all his other works. Amazing how God can use people to help others grow in their discipleship!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read!! 21 Jun 2011
By Lala22
This is an amazing book! It is so easy to read compared to other books I have read which you can feel a bit bogged down with. Each word is covered in two chapters so you can either take a chapter a day or a word a day! The message is clear and one one which you wont forget if you go through the twelve simple words through the four seasons of spiritual growth. A brillant book to use for a small group or group devotionals over twelve weeks with hints at the back as to how to structure it. Defenitely a book I will keep coming back to as I try to apply those twelve words in prayer and in my life. Buy it now!!! You won't be disappointed!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Naked Spirituality 23 Jan 2012
By Mandy
It was suggested that Brian McLaren's "Naked Spirituality" could be right up my street - the suggestion was correct! This book (amongst others by such people as Richard Rohr whom McLaren mentions at times) has helped me to gain a deeper understanding of God, one that gives a slightly different slant on things, without losing the core message of Christianity. Well worth reading indeed - in fact, I bought a few copies to pass onto friends as Christmas presents :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'sanctuary' 28 Oct 2011
By Lynne
I found this book helpful, challenging and thought provoking. It has made me consider how we worship God, complicate faith and hinder our connection with our Father. Let us consider our relationship with God as a child would, without the restrictions and trappings that are man made. This book may not 'sit comfortable' for some, but you will certainly think about your own faith and spirituality after reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Naked Spirituality - A new classic 29 Sep 2011
By D-Day
Format:Kindle Edition
This book describes various aspects of the devotional life, as both personally experienced by Brian McLaren and how the reader can develop their own spiritual life. The use of 12 spiritual words is simple to understand, described in beautiful, profound language and inspired insights.

I found Brian kept making connections which I have often felt but haven't necessarily had the words to express. This is a very helpful book which is already starting to revolutionise my devotional life.

This the best devotional book I have ever read. For me, it is a classic. I hope it becomes a classic for many others.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Readable 27 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Anyone interested in moving on in their faith. VEry easy to read. Must have an open mind and be aware of theri own predujices
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it!
Excellent - worth a read. McLaren has done it again. An excellent resource book - to dip into, go back to, or read all the way through.
Published 5 months ago by prm
5.0 out of 5 stars Transformational
As an almost 60 year old from an evangelical background, I have read plenty of so-called "Christian" books. Many of them are rubbish, some are mediocre, a few are transformational. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Iswas
5.0 out of 5 stars reason i bought it
it has met the reason i bought it.....
to be used on retreat end of september.
thank you very much
Published 7 months ago by bread baker
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the read
I enjoyed this book although I found it patchy. At times he seemed to get caught up in this poetic musings so he could have benefitted from a rather more ruthless editor, but some... Read more
Published 10 months ago by boudicca
4.0 out of 5 stars Progress without hierarchy
What I like about McClaren is that he allows for he complexity of the journey. While Fowler saw the spiritual journey as a straight line from the fundamentalist to the mystic,... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Keith Hebden
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful Mystical Guide
I try to be very sparing with awarding five stars and only put very special books in that category. And I seek to be very specific as to the strengths of the book. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Mr. Michael Lumsden
5.0 out of 5 stars best book on spirituality I read in a long time
This is one of the best book on spirituality, and definitely the best on spiritual disciplines, I read in a long time. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mark
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