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Posted February 8, 2010
Outtanding book on the conflicts in DNA between the traditional and emerging Christian churches.
This outstanding book cogently addresses the contrast and conflict between the traditional evangelical churches and the emergent churches. He clearly identifies the three groups within the emergent church communities and shows how difficult it is for them to understand and communicate with each other. It is fulled with specific examples and documented conversations as well as with examples of the strong voices in each section failing to comprehend or validate their lateral brothers and sistes within the Christian communites. He shares much of his own pilgrimage from the traditional mega-church to an entireley new perspective drawing heavily from the history of the ancient church. He puts for several helpful tools for assessing where your church operates and how we might establish transformational communities. Jim says that postmodern persons (and perhaps all people) need to belong before they can believe. This reverses the normal process where one has to check off the required points of local orthodoxy in order to accepted into the face community. This book is also on the top 12 list for reading as recommended by Christianity Today in January 2010.
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