Is the emerging church movement just passing trend in Christian spirituality? Is it really a more contemporary approach to church, or just a group of disillusioned young people looking for answers? Roger Oakland believes it is much broader and grounded in a centuries-old mystical approach to the Christian faith. This movement, he argues, is powerful, yet highly deceptive, and draws its energy from practices and experiences that are foreign to traditional evangelical Christianity. The path that the emerging church is taking is leading right into the arms of Roman Catholicism and ultimately will have an impact on all churches in the Western world.