The authors strike a nice balance between theological argument and cultural observation. Their book is free from over the top rhetoric and accusation. I do appreciation them shining the spotlight on their own church traditions throughout. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn about the Emergent church movement and gain some valuable insight to respectfully engage in discussion.
Want to get the 411 on the"emergent church" then this book is for you! Every pastor should read the book to get a better understand of the good and the bad in the "emergent church". I heard the guys speak at Moody and they are the real deal! They really do a good job of pointing out what they liked and what was hard for them to understand! Very insightful read!! Get it!
This is a very enlightening book, especially for those who are not really quite sure what the "emergent" church is! The authors are quite transparent and do a terrific job of being objective, but not compromising. Must read!!
This is an outstanding introduction to the dangers inherent in the emergent church movement. While books of this nature aren't usually described as "page turners", this one is. Both authors possess a gift for engaging and informative writing. I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a fair assessment of this movement.
I received this book when I was at a recent Pastors Conference. I found the book to be well balanced and very well researched. I had been looking for a book that could inform me of what the emergent church was thinking and teaching. I had time to read this gem on my flight home and found that it answered most of the questions I had concerning the movement(and stimulated other questions). DeYoung and Kluck have done their homework and for that I am very grateful. A very thorough and even handed treatise of the Emergent church movement.