Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words by Brian McLaren

A good, honest, inspirational book. Brian McLaren dares to face the real struggles involved in experiencing God in daily life and cultivating a vital relationship with him.

The first parts (Spring and Summer) made sense for me, the rest resonated less. I had the impression the latter chapters floundered a bit, trying to discover a pattern out of individual experiences (his and others’) and not succeeding so well.

Of course, it depends on where the reader finds himself.

Nevertheless, the pattern of cyclic seasons (If I were God, I would never have come up with that idea!) and the 12 simple words characterizing the steps of our way (Here, Thanks!, O!, Sorry!, Help!, Please! When? No! Why? Behold, Yes, […]) prove realistic and helpful in grounding our spiritual life and avoiding/breking out from rigid, radical, or ’emancipated’  religious practices.

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