|The Emerging Church's two parts provide a guide on critiquing and engaging today's culture. Part one concentrates on the departure from modernity. This section not only serves as a great primer on postmodern thought, it is also a good critique of the church's ability to reach this emerging culture.|
In part two Kimball introduces churches that have successfully tapped into the emerging culture. Without part one, which grounds the reader, church leaders would tend to clone these successes. Kimball offers a clear and reasoned picture of the emerging church based on his deep relationships with postmodern youth and, more importantly, offers creative reflection on a biblical way of ministry, with multiple examples.
Reviewed in Leadership Journal, Spring 2003, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, Page 99, by Eric Nelson, Kenosha, Wisconsin