>I am thankful for McLaren and his book A New Kind of Christianity. While I completely disagree with his conclusions and even some of his reasoning, I am thankful for his critic and struggle to manifest the Christ follower life in a holistic expression. I wish we had more authors that were as hon…est and open with their faith journey. The problem is that we a so quick to label and discredit so we don’t have to deal with the issues that are raised. I am better for reading this book not because it changed my theology but because it forced me to deal with short comings in my practice. Which I guess is actually changing my theology.