Mark Driscoll is a charismatic leader in the Emerging Church movement. I have found him to be very helpful in his desire to reach his culture with the Gospel. One thing must be clear…Driscoll is part of the Emerging Movement, not the Emergent Movement (of which McLaren and Jones are a part). Steve McCoy has written a book review that whets the appetite to read Driscoll’s latest book, Confessions of a Reformission Rev: Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church.
I will be buying this one and reading it when it comes out May 1. Here are some excerpts that were provoking in McCoy’s review:
This has been one of the most important books on church and ministry I have read, and I think will hold a unique place among books about ministry. My advice? Get this book. Read it. Reread it. Give it away. It’s most helpful for pastors and planters since it deals a lot with dealing with preaching, logistics, pastor’s family issues, church growth, etc. But I highly recommended for all church leaders and thoughtful Christians…Conservative evangelicals need to learn from Driscoll’s willingness to identify with the “emerging” church while distancing himself from movements within it that he finds problematic (at the least). By considering himself an insider, he has influence that many evangelicals who only scold the ECM will never have.