Welcome to Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words

This site is here to help readers of Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words share resources related to the twelve practices described in the book. You can make a contribution – a poem, song, prayer, video, litany, or other resource – by replying to the appropriate post.

You can learn more about the author, Brian D. McLaren, at his website and blog: www.brianmclaren.net, and you can follow him on twitter and at his facebook page.

[If you have read the book and would like to share general responses to it, feel free to do so in the comments section below.]



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10 responses to “Welcome to Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words

  1. I’ve been writing a series in anticipation of Naked Spirituality’s release. I welcome your thoughts and improvements. Thank you Brian for challenging the Evangelical mind to address some inherent anomalies that a New Kind of Christianity addresses.

  2. Jon Peterson

    What a great book. Along with Naked Spirituality I have been reading The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and The Miracle of Mindfulness by Tich Nhat Hahn. By reading these along with Naked Spirituality I find that I am more a peace and much more Spiritual in nature. Thanks Brian for writing such a great book.

  3. A great website for readers of Naked Spirituality:
    Chris has so much to offer …

  4. David L. Arnold

    This is a powerful book! I resonated personally from the opening pages to the last. I am 80 years of age….a minister of Pastoral Care for the Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ)…..having experienced many of life’s changes Brian talks about. Thank You….& bless you for sharing this tome of spiritual insight & Wisdom.
    Dave Arnold
    Murray Hills Christian Church
    Beaverton, Oregon

  5. I have read all of your books and just finished Naked Spirituality. At age 63 and a recovering Southern Baptist, I could relate to all of the stages. I will be leading a three week on-line study and discussion of your book through the Wayne E. Oates Institute. We will certainly be using your website resources. If any one is interested in joining us or learning more about the Institute, which promotes the growth of spirituality go to http://www.oates.org.
    Rick Underwood, Bi-vocational pastor / Managing Partner, LMI
    Louisville, KY

  6. carole haislip

    I Stumbled across your books and have already read one, and now reading “Naked Spirituality” and think this would be a great one for our
    small faith group to do, but since all of us are in our mid 50-60’s, need a
    book with bigger or large print and can’t seem to find one in larger print.
    Do any of your publishing companies print in a larger format,so we could
    purchase them. Could you or someone help with this? And respond to
    it. thank You!

  7. Gene Reynolds

    looking for 12 prayers associated with the 12 practices you posted – see p 247, appendix ‘C’ of “naked spirituality”. I don’t find them.

  8. Curt

    Gal 1:6-12 the apostle Paul writes ” I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one that called you by the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel – which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you onto confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternal condemned!
    As we have already said, so now I say again; If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned! Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be servant of Christ.”
    Your book is false religion sir, this is your gospel, not the one and only true gospel of Jesus christ, you and your followers (note you and your followers) are not followers of Christ. It is by the grace of God alone the we are all saved, not by anything that we do, not by grace multiplied by anything. We do not enter into the kingdom of God through mystic powers, through any other religions for that matter, but only by the grace of God through faith in his one and only Son Jesus Christ. This is the truth, the only truth that matters, your self truths, and contemplative nonsense are nothing but perversions of God’s word. You miss lead and poison the inoscent, you turn them to yourself and away from true salvation, redemption, and reconciliation only found in Christ and His gospel.

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