Marcus Borg's The Heart of Christianity struck a chord for countless Christians across this country. Church groups and small groups have been reading this influential book, hoping to put into practice Borg's helpful suggestions for how we can be passionate believers today. For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, The Heart of Christianity presents a new outlook on Christianity that is both refreshing and compelling. This companion to The Heart of Christianity is an invaluable resource that provides the tools to talk about Borg's new vision for a life of Christian faith and how it can change our spiritual lives and Christian communities today. For groups as well as individuals hoping to go deeper in The Heart of Christianity, this guide includes personal reflection questions, discussion topics, exercises, and selections from the bestselling book. Organized into twelve chapters, or sessions, Living the Heart of Christianity includes both an individual or participant's guide as well as a guide for group leaders, allowing the reader to engage with the issues that lie at the heart of Christianity today.
About the Author
Marcus J. Borg is canon theologian at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, and was Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University. Described by the New York Times as "a leading figure in his generation of Jesus scholars," he has appeared on NBC's The Today Show and Dateline, ABC's World News, and NPR's Fresh Air. He is the author of the bestselling books Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Reading the Bible Again for the First Time, The God We Never Knew, Jesus, Speaking Christian, and The Evolution of the Word. His blog appears on the Progressive Christian Channel of Patheos.com.
TIM SCORER is a master of experiential spiritual formation. He is the author of Experiencing the Heart of Christianity for groups and co-author of Living the Heart of Christianity for individuals, based on Marcus Borg's bestselling The Heart of Christianity . He has also created the learning process and written the leaders' guides for Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time, and Experiencing Jesus. Tim brings a passion for transformational faith and practical experience with community organizations, congregations, and retreatants as a long-time member of the management team of Naramata Centre, and on the staff at Penticton United Church. Marcus Borg is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University, and the author of many bestselling books including The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith.