Days of Awe and Wonder

How to Be a Christian in the Twenty-First Century
Narrated by: John Pruden
Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
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Showcasing some of his most enduring and insightful writings, including many previously unpublished works, a concise and illuminating introduction to Marcus J. Borg, the late spokesman for progressive Christianity and one of the most revered and influential theologians of our time.

In his acclaimed books, including classics such as Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Speaking Christian, and Convictions, Marcus J. Borg helped shape an enlightened modernist view of Christianity. A leading scholar of the historical Jesus acclaimed for his ability to speak about Christianity in the context of contemporary society, Borg offered profound wisdom and inspiration - a new way of seeing and living the Christian life - for believers, students, and lay listeners. Ultimately, he taught us that by developing a deeper understanding of Jesus and the New Testament, we can discover a more authentic way of being. Yet Borg himself was always conscious of a greater truth beyond what he could explain: the wonder of God.

Now, two years after the liberal theologian's death, comes The Days of Awe and Wonder, a selection of his writing, including many never before published works, that explores the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century. Provocative and uplifting, this anthology illuminates Borg's explorations of the miraculous and wonderful, his understanding of conviction and fulfillment, and his contention that we must keep an open mind and question assumptions and certainties in all our religious journeys.

©2017 Marcus J. Borg (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Good but Very Repetitive

The book is a good summary of the theological conclusions of Marcus Borg. However, as a collection I found it to be quite repetitive. Not just the same ideas in different chapters, but the exact same words and phrases.

However, this is a good afterwords to his writings and, perhaps, a good introduction to his thinking.

The performance was a bit dry and clipped in tone, which is too bad considering the very spiritual, personal and affirming nature of the book.

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A mashup of wisdom

Great wisdom in little bits. I gave it four stars because sometimes it was hard to follow since it's a collection of stuff by him. But overall he's wonderful as always.