This is a very good book explaining and addressing the issues of the Emerging/Emergent movement. If you are a layman and not up and up on deep theology, I suggest this book totally. It tackles the issues in a way that anyone can understand who has a basic knowledge of the faith. I'd also say that those who identy themselves as 'Emergent' should read this is it is by two guys are very charitable yet fair in their reading of the movement. Excellent book.
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.