If you want a book that is biblically sound, this is not it. The author is definitely a liberal as far as Christianity is concerned. For a person looking for biblical spiritual growth. you will not find here. And the comparisons to Chinese toy dogs (shi tzu) for a play on words is ungodly (we know what you mean). If you are down with the Emergent Church, this may be for you. However, since I'm not, I can't recommend this book for you.
I enjoyed reading this book. I admit that I was a little defensive when I read it. Sweet is not a conservative. I am not a fan of coffee and have never been in a Starbucks myself. Sweet states that we should have passion for our churches like the customers of Starbucks have for Starbucks. I agree with that.<br /><br />Sweet uses the word EPIC to describe this passion. The acroymn stands for:<br />Experience<br />Participatory<br />Image-rich<br />Connecting<br /><br />Sweet makes the point that as leaders of the church we are not appealing to our culture to the degree that Starbucks is impacting their culture.Sweet does not exactly say what the church should be doing, he only points out what the church is not doing.