Like most books written by the politically correct evangelical church leaders, this one says much without saying anything of importance. On the positive side, overviews of recent church history are good, surveys of modern worship styles are interesting and sketches of church movements in America are worth knowing. But the authors dare not step out and express opinions, nor do they properly evaluate anything by the Scriptures. So what we have is the typical mellow evangelical fare, with lots of generalities, little if any Scripture, no clear pronouncements lest someone be offended. In essence, except for the above mentioned positives, this book is of little value to anyone.