Do I Stay Christian? A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed, and the Disillusioned
Brian D. McLaren (St. Martin’s Essentials)
This searching critique is as astute and clear-eyed an effort as one is likely to find on whether to stay in the Christian church. Former pastor McLaren’s willingness to take the faith to task for justifying colonialism competes with the author’s admiration for the “uniquely extraordinary” character of Jesus, resulting in an incisive volume that offers no easy answers.