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Why We're Not Emergent by Kevin DeYoung
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Feb 05, 2010

really liked it
Read from January 28 to February 05, 2010

great book. i had always had my doubts about some things i had noticed about the emergent church movement, and this really confirmed those doubts with some pretty shocking and, frankly, scary quotes from many in the movement. i was familiar with a few of the personalities the authors mentioned and even had a couple of the books (which i didnt like, mostly). they really go into a lot of detail making their argument that the emergent church is really wishy-washy, full of doubt, and has no grip on scripture or even history, for that matter. it was truly illuminating to read. the only downside is that it is a critique, so for me this wasnt exactly an uplifting book--but, again, that's not the purpose. i found myself shaking my head in disbelief at the audacity of some of the quotes from emergent leaders, even saying, "Oh no!" out loud.

great read, must buy.

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01/30/2010 page 135
52.73% "HECK YEAH! this book is really informative! I can't believe some people believe in...nothing"

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