Naked Spirituality by Brian D. McLaren is his seventh book and ranks, in this writer's opinion, near the top of the list. In the world of rockstar Christianity, a world which McLaren inhabits and, indeed, probably helped create, many writers and speakers have, perhaps, one good book in them followed by years of fluff. McLaren has bucked this trend repeatedly which has landed him on the Time Magazine list of the top 25 most influential evangelicals. This book is a sort of follow-up, and companion, to _A New Kind of Christianity_. In this book McLaren strips the Christian spiritual life down to its bare essentials using twelve words: here, thanks, O, sorry, help, please, when, no, why, behold, yes, silence. Each word begets a chapter full of exposition and history that really is McLaren at his best. In his own inimitable way, McLaren has provided a catechism for those of us who are concerned that the language and rhythm of the Christian life is quickly disappearing into the consumer-driven morass of modern American culture. It is telling to me that McLaren, known so much for his social justice activities, has chosen to focus on the individual and his or her spiritual life. However, when I think of it, our crazy existence is probably the largest roadblock to the transformative power of Christian community! This book, then, acts as a subversive pandering to the individual Christian desire to "be closer to God" knowing that when we do so we will find ourselves called to new mission in the world.