Do I Stay Christian? addresses in public the powerful question that surprising numbers of people – including pastors, priests and other religious leaders – are asking in private. Picking up where Brian’s warmly received Faith After Doubt (2021) leaves off, Do I Stay Christian? is not McLaren’s attempt to persuade Christians to dig in their heels or run for the exit. Instead, he combines his own experience with that of thousands of people who have confided in him over the years to help readers make a responsible, honest, ethical decision about their religious identity.
There is a way to say both yes and no to the question of staying Christian, McLaren says, by shifting the focus from whether we stay Christian to how we stay human. If Do I Stay Christian? is the question you’re asking – or if it’s a question that someone you love is asking – this is the book you’ve been waiting for.