Friday, April 8, 2011
Book Review: "Why We're Not Emergent" by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck
Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be) (2008) by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck This book would land somewhere around 7 stars. It is a bit of a slow read, especially at the beginning. The chapters alternate - one by Kevin followed by one by Ted. Kevin's chapters are very deep (although not always that content laden...) while Ted's chapters are very fluffy and fun (and definitely not content laden). They definitely make a good case against the Emergent teachings, although the book is written specifically for those in Emergent circles and therefore is a bit weak in some areas. Overall, it is a good book with a good message and hopefully one that is widely read amongst young, dissatisfied evangelicals as well as those solidly in the Emergent camp.