The Shift: Surviving and Thriving after Moving from Conservative to Progressive Christianity

The Shift: Surviving and Thriving after Moving from Conservative to Progressive Christianity

When Christians are kicked out of their conservative churches or leave because they no longer feel at home, they embark on a journey of freedom and fear, love and loneliness, empowerment and pain. The movement from conservative to progressive Christianity is a serious shift. Colby Martin has traversed this treacherous territory, survived its hardships, and is now turning around to share what he's learned.

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781506455495
  • eBook ISBN 9781506455501
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 6.25 x 9.25
  • Pages 200
  • Publication Date April 21, 2020


"The Shift is a practical, heartfelt guide about how to find life after loss, peace after pain, and healing after spiritual wounding. If you're wondering how to begin again with a new, wider faith: start right here."
—Glennon Doyle, New York Times bestselling author of Untamed and Love Warrior; founder of Together Rising
"Colby Martin has been a trusted guide through the many spiritual landmines our generation has grappled with. In The Shift, he creates a sturdy path to walk upon as many of us venture away from the old forms of faith we once knew and into new, sometimes disorienting territory."
—Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author of Of Mess and Moxie and For the Love; host of the For the Love Podcast
"There's so much wisdom, so much compassion, and so much encouragement packed into these pages...I know you'll love The Shift!"
—Brian McLaren, author and speaker
"A must-read for anyone on the path of moving from conservative to progressive Christianity, this book offers unbounded help as you go along your journey."
—Brit Barron, author of Worth It


"Christians already on the path of change will find this a well-written, thoughtful road map...Martin's welcoming words will be of comfort to any Christian looking for alternatives to conservative Christianity."
—Publishers Weekly

"Readers looking to reexamine their assumptions and beliefs will find much encouragement here, as will those seeking an excellent example guidance. A beneficial resource for anyone moving from conservative to progressive Christian communities."
—Library Journal