Gibbs (ChurchNext) and Bolger, both of Fuller Theological Seminary and who
believe that churches need to respond to current social issues to remain
viable, here explore the subject of emerging churches. They illustrate the
intersection between religion and contemporary society and the ways people
relate to this religious community in the United Kingdom and the United
States. Chapter topics include identifying with Jesus, transforming secular
space, serving with generosity, and leading as a body. Throughout, Gibbs and
Bolger portray the importance that emerging churches place on responding to
contemporary society. They describe how they function as well as explain
their draw by sharing participants' stories, faith journeys, and commitment to
their church and include interview testimonies from 49 emerging church
leaders, among them Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt, Karen Ward, and Spencer Burke.
Best for libraries where there is interest and an existing collection
supporting contemporary religious life.-Naomi Hafter, Baltimore Copyright
2006 Reed Business Information.