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This intelligent and informative book is the only insider story from one of the leading lights of the more progressive wing of the emerging movement, the former national coordinator of Emergent Village.

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The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations
By Dan Kimball

Kimball, who gets credit for first using emerging in a book title to describe the movement, articulates the nitty-gritty of what goes on among these Christians, and does so from an evangelical basis.

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Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures
By Eddie Gibbs and Ryan K. Bolger

A richly documented survey of what emergent churches believe and practice, this book sketches emerging congregations around the globe.

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Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications
By D. A. Carson

Carson offers the first thorough critique of the movement; he demonstrates where some have wandered from biblical revelation and focuses on the postmodern threat to the biblical concept of truth.

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Why We're Not Emergent: (By Two Guys Who Should Be)
By Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck

This hard-hitting analysis of the liberal tendencies of some in the emerging movement is theologically informed, biblically alert, and pastorally concerned

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Christianity Today has a special section on the emergence of the emerging on our site.

Scot McKnight also wrote "Five Streams of the Emerging Church," "The Ironic Faith of Emergents," and "McLaren Emerging."

Why We're Not Emergent won first place in the church/pastoral leadership category of Christianity Today's 2009 book awards. The Emerging Church won first place in the church/pastoral ...

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