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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (236 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: D. A. Carson Narrator: Jonathan Peterson, Jonathan Petersen Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9780310304241
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A careful and informed assessment of the “emerging church” by a respected author and scholarThe “emerging church” movement has generated a lot of excitement and exerts an astonishingly broad influence. Is it the wave of the future or a passing fancy? Who are the leaders and what are they saying? The time has come for a mature assessment. D. A. Carson not only gives those who may be unfamiliar with it a perceptive introduction to the emerging church movement, but also includes a skillful assessment of its theological views. Carson addresses some troubling weaknesses of the movement frankly and thoughtfully, while at the same time recognizing that it has important things to say to the rest of Christianity. The author strives to provide a perspective that is both honest and fair.Anyone interested in the future of the church in a rapidly changing world will find this an informative and stimulating read.D. A. Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author of over 45 books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God, and is general editor of Telling the Truth and Worship by the Book. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 12/31/2013

    " This book is not quick reading but an important reading considering the Emergent Movement is sweeping the country. An important read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnmark | 11/22/2013

    " Very helpful in attempting to define what the emergent church is about and some of the dangers it poses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darius Teichroew | 11/7/2013

    " Carson does a superb job of showing the reader both the strengths AND the weaknesses of the Emerging church movement. Perhaps he could have spent slightly more time on the positives, but considering many authors within the movement have already done so, it was probably unnecessary for him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivan | 10/6/2013

    " Clear, helpful, and biblical critique of the Emerging Church. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 6/30/2013

    " This was a very helpful book in getting a handle on the Emergent Church movement. Of course, I'm partial to Carson, even though I don't buy his Calvinism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James Tyler | 1/20/2013

    " A fantastic analysis of the Emerging Church. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Walt Walkowski | 7/11/2012

    " While I find Carson's analysis and critique fairly informational, I would not describe this book as an easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenton | 6/5/2012

    " Not as thorough and scholarly as you would expect from Carson. Reads like a lecture manuscript. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/16/2011

    " Need to buy this book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Claire | 3/30/2011

    " critical and negative.
    too much for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 2/21/2010

    " A fantastic analysis of the Emerging Church. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 4/4/2008

    " This book is not quick reading but an important reading considering the Emergent Movement is sweeping the country. An important read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darius | 12/4/2007

    " Carson does a superb job of showing the reader both the strengths AND the weaknesses of the Emerging church movement. Perhaps he could have spent slightly more time on the positives, but considering many authors within the movement have already done so, it was probably unnecessary for him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnmark | 7/22/2007

    " Very helpful in attempting to define what the emergent church is about and some of the dangers it poses. "

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About the Author

D. A. Carson is research professor of the New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author or editor of more than forty books and is one of the leaders of the Gospel Coalition.

About the Narrator

Jonathan Peterson, a director of executive communications at AARP, is a longtime journalist who specializes in making complex issues easy to understand. His interest in Social Security began when he covered the political debate in Washington that led to major reforms in 1983. During his twenty-three year career with the Los Angeles Times, he explored the aging of America, domestic policy, and the US economy. He has won numerous awards for journalism and speechwriting. He was on the Los Angeles Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the LA riots and was awarded the Malcolm Forbes Prize by the Overseas Press Club for in-depth stories about the collapsing Soviet Union.