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This book could change your life
on 23 October 2014
I was drifting away from faith when an old friend recommended reading Brian Mclaren. Over the last year or so I have read several of his books and have found that my faith has been strengthened again, once more becoming aware of the love of God for all of humankind. It is a different faith to the fundamental beliefs I once held, but it is now one which is learning to cope with uncertainty and paradox but more importantly a faith which yearns to reach out, to express the love which God has shown me to others.
We make the road by walking is primarily written to encourage weekly study, perhaps as a part of a small discussion group. Sorry, Brian, I have been unable to follow your plan! For the first time for decades I have found a daily time of study and reflection to be unmissable, invaluable and challenging. Each study starts with three or four reasonably lengthy bible readings which has meant that I have read more of the scriptures in the last several weeks than I have done for years. There are no out-of-context isolated verses here.
I've now read about 3/4 of this book and am starting to wonder what I will do in 12 or so days when I have finished the studies. Perhaps I'll start the book again, perhaps do something different, but whatever I do I am sure it will be with ongoing conviction that by walking with God today we make a road for ourselves for tomorrow that will take us deeper into his presence.