Length: 234 pgs
Author: Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck
I love Kevin DeYoung’s writing (Ted’s as well, he makes me laugh). I love that he loves the church, so much so that he wrote a book about it. This is my favorite DeYoung book alongside Just Do Something. Why We Love the Church is an unfortunately an unusual book. Go to your Christian bookstore and it will be easy to pile up a plethora of books criticizing the church. Without covering any of her warts this pair of gifted writers wants to remind us of her beauty.
Kevin spends his time responding to four categories of reasons why the church is not currently loved; the misssiological, personal, historical, and theological reasons. Ted gives humorous and honest personal reflections in-between.
Kevin has a habit of writing books I recommend a lot, not only because they are so well written, but also because he has written on such pertinent issues. At a time when so many loud voices are calling for an exodus from the church, DeYoung and Kluck are calling for a return. May God bless this book toward that end for many.
If decapitation, form the Latin word caput, means to cut off the head, then it stands to reason that decorpulation, from the Latin word corpus, should refer to cutting off the body. It’s the perfect word to describe the content of this book. If our editors had been asleep at the wheel, we could have called it Recent Trends in Decorpulation.