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Life After Doom

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399814171

Price: £16.99

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What does faith look like when cynicism seems more plausible?
What does hope look like when hope seems irrational?
What does love look like when hate becomes more popular?

In recent years, author and activist Brian McLaren has sensed a widespread emotional shift among growing numbers of people. More and more friends, colleagues, students, and readers confess their sense of futility, their feelings of frustration bordering on despair. They feel that human civilization has passed certain tipping points and that a tide of doom is inexorably rising. This feeling creates a deep inner divide, a tension between a sincere and hopeful commitment to action for the common good on the one hand, and on the other, a feeling that no actions can prevent the arrival of an undesirable or even dystopian future.

Life After Doom is a sober analysis of how things stand in relation to climate breakdown, and a deeply insightful exploration of the challenge of living well, maintaining resilience and growing in wisdom and love in the face of nations, ecosystems, economies, religions, and other institutions in disarray. Brian McLaren is the author of Faith After Doubt and Do I Stay Christian? and is a leading and authoritative voice at the intersection of religious faith and contemporary culture.

‘A book of rare wisdom, genuinely profound in depth and scope’


As rich and thoughtful as all of Brian McLaren's work, but with a particular urgency!
Bill McKibben
Riveting. Challenging. Brave. Devastating. Hopeful.
Rabbi Sharon Brous, IKAR, author of The Amen Effect
Brian McLaren is a fan of action - not passive acceptance.
Church Times