In some ecclesiology classes I teach, I first try to give students some theological tools, then have them move to read popular books on church, and assess them. Pagan Christianity: by Frank A. Viola and George Barna, is a book that I suggest students critique, and I must admit it find it fately flawed.
I've been asked to review Frank's new book, Re-imaging Church. Rather than me review the book, which I find as problematic as the last one, despite some good sections, I'm recommending the best review I have found by Ben Witherington on his blog.
Ben is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, USA.