Book Review: Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church

Bob FranquizBooks

Honestly, after finishing Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church by D.A. Carson my first thought was, “This book could have been 100 pages shorter!” They book was good and I think for the most part it was a fair assessment of the people they featured in the book. I think Carson did a good job of trying to find some common ground with the various people involved in Emergent. I think the title of the book is unfortunate because “The Emerging Church” is very broad and many within it do not wish to be linked to Emergent in any way.

Once again, if I were editing this book, it would have been less than 150 pages. If you want to read this book quickly and still get a lot out of it, here is my table of contents:

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 6

The rest of the book was a bit much and not really necessary in my opinion. But I will say this, Carson is very thorough.