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This book is a pleasure to read, not least because it pricks so many pretensions. While it deals with an important subject, it manages to sustain a breezy style that draws you in. The subtitle tells you the stance of the authors: the emerging church movement, which taught an entire generation to rebel, is now old enough to find growing numbers of people learning to rebel against the rebellion.
-D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Why We're Not Emergent crashes into the emerging conversation in a voice which hears "them" and talks back! This is a book we've been waiting for. With careful observation, faithful handling of Scripture, and an eye for the ironic and absurd, DeYoung and Kluck have given us a feel for what attracts some to emerging churches and thoughts about why that's sometimes a very bad thing. Buy and read this book. You'll enjoy it. And it could help you and the people you'll tell about it.
-Mark Dever, Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, DC
Fifteen years ago in No Place for Truth, David Wells reminded us all that in our time, those who seem most relevant are in fact most irrelevant, and those who seem most irrelevant are in fact most relevant. That, as Gandalf would say, "is a very encouraging thought." Indeed, as I encounter what has been called the "young, Reformed awakening," for every young Christian who is convinced that in order to engage the culture the church must embrace the emergent paradigm of truth and church, there are nineteen who understand (because they really care about what the Bible says) that faithfulness is relevance. DeYoung and Kluck tell you why.
-Ligon Duncan, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi
Two thoughtful young guys with different styles, Kevin DeYoung (the pastor-theologian) and Ted Kluck (the journalist), have teamed up to write Why We're Not Emergent. The result is a fair-minded, biblically grounded, insightful book. It's clear that DeYoung and Kluck are not motivated by the desire to criticize, but rather by their love of the church as the body of Christ. This is now the first book I'd give someone who asks the question, "What is the emerging church?" Highly recommended!
-Justin Taylor, Project Director, ESV Study Bible; blogger (Between Two Worlds)
Here's the truth-there is truth.
You can be young, passionate about Jesus Christ, surrounded by diversity, engaged in a postmodern world, reared in evangelicalism, and not be an emergent Christian. In fact, I want to argue that it would be better if you weren't.
The emergent church is asking good questions and dialoguing about good things: community, caring for the poor, loving Jesus. Co-authors Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck care about these same issues. They should be all over this movement.
But they're not. And here's why--they do life founded upon orthodox beliefs about God, propositional truths about Jesus, and the authority of Scripture. Many do not.
Why We're Not Emergent gives both a theological and an on-the-street perspective that helps you examine the emerging church for yourself. Provocative yet playful, this book seeks to show you why being emergent isn't the only, or even the best, way to be passionate about Jesus Christ.
Found item easily on Amazon, item works as expected, good price good item very happy.Published 2 months ago by Stanley R. Smith
Recommended for any young person in ministry or aspiring to be in said position!we must be aware of this movementPublished 2 months ago by Jared Hiller
If you are concerned or confused about what the Emergent Church is all about, or you know but would like to have two very intelligent but different thoughts on this dangerous... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Crystal A. Giffin
Every Christian and every "seeker" should read this book. It explains the dangers of the emergent movement and why we should not be a part of it.Published 5 months ago by Phyl Lippy
This book is an in- depth review of the emergent Christian movement from a conservative orthodox perspective. I found it challenging and enlightening. Read morePublished 6 months ago by hlcunningham
Concise, clear, humble, well-researched, loving critique of the emergent church. I now know so much more than I did and don't come away with a judgmental attitude.Published 6 months ago by Kim Southwell
It is difficult to rate a book on its literary merits when you disagree with its premise, but let me say at the outset that this is a book that should be read, and it is well... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ldamato419
Warm, thoughtful and fun to read these 2 young pastors alternate chapters in which they talk back and forth about the Emergent church movement (or conversation as it calls... Read morePublished 9 months ago by overtakenbyanap