Deep Church confirms again that there are very serious problems with some of the theology coming out of the emerging church. It also confirms again that hide-bound, legalistic, unfriendly, uncaring traditionalism is not the way to go. If you need a refresher on either of these two points, this book will do the trick. Jim Belcher has given us an insider's and outsider's look at the most controversial church movement of the last decade. And though I have some disagreements with the book, in the end, he reaffirms the importance of the faith delivered once for all for the saints. And that's a very good thing.

For further comments and discussion on Deep Church, visit Kevin DeYoung's blog page at The Gospel Coalition website. 

Kevin DeYoung serves as Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing Michigan, and has authored a number of books including: Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion and Why We're Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be), co-authored with Ted Kluck.