This book is an informative read of what exactly is wrong with the current state of evangelical Christianity. Not only does Dr. Pickering offer the reader the cause and symptoms of the disease of new evangelical thought, but he also proposes the solutions such as: more expository preaching, a steady diet of theology and sound doctrine, and the courage to immediately stand up against false teachers before damage is done the souls of others. Every pastor ought to sit back and digest the contents of this book, and then personally address the problems described within.
This book is about the New Evangelical movement that has infiltrated the fundamental churches today. Pickering points out the dangers of working with organizations that do not have the same basic beliefs about the Bible as you do. The essentials of the faith are the areas that require the most care, for example, the doctrine of the inerrency of scripture, the virgin birth of Jesus, his substitutiary death and the literal resurrection. Churches that work with apostate groups on evangelistic ventures are condoning the follow-up that occurs by the apostate group. For example, if one comes to Christ at an ecumenical rally and then is sent to a church that believes that you must be baptized to be saved, or you must work for your salvation, spiritual growth in that person is hampered or stomped out. Pickering does a good job of showing these dangers and many more. He uses many quotes to show the slide from mainstream fundamental beliefs to compromise. Pickering warns that the Bible teaches the necessity to stand, even though unpopular, against beliefs that are contrary to its teachings.