As Mutiny! gets pushed around, thought it might be worth flagging up the two other books I’ve written. They represent a fairly significant journey that I’ve been on, gradually emerging from more orthodox ideas about faith and faith-practice, to…well, something beyond that. Still, I’m proud of each book as it stands, and some great people have said some very kind things about each of them.
The Complex Christ ( Signs of Emergence in the US )
Drawing in detail on urban theory, art and social practice, this profound and imaginative book calls on the Church to dispense with tired structures and ‘re-emerge’ as a networked organic system that can respond and react to its environment.
“If I had a list of the ten most important books for the emerging church, and for the church in general, I think this would definitely be on it.” – Jordon Cooper
“Beautifully weaving theory and praxis, this is a thoughtful and thought-provoking book.” – Tony Jones
“A dramatically prophetic book about the church, full of insight, imagination and creative theology.” – Christianity Magazine
Other – Embracing Difference in a Fractured World
Beginning with Jesus’ instruction to love God as we love our neighbours, and drawing in pirates, Facebook, Heidegger, AA Milne, hospitality and Sartre, ‘Other‘ explores how we can better engage ‘the other’ within ourselves, our faith and our communities. Drawing on my work in London as a Maths teacher, education writer, poet, father and theologian, this ‘accessibly and highly original’ work prompts us to reconsider the key question of ‘what kind of selves do we need to be in order to live in harmony with others?’
“This is a brilliant work” – Phyllis Tickle
“A work of rare beauty” – Peter Rollins
“With his new book Other, English author Kester Brewin joins Peter Rollins from Ireland and David Dark from the US as leading public theologians for a new generation of thoughtful Christians.” – Brian McLaren
“A book for mystics and poets and troubadours of a new world.” – Shane Claiborne
Go on… you know you want some good summer reading