Of all the various movements that have affected the evangelical Christian Church in the early years of the 21st century, young, restless and reformed, or 'New Calvinists', are among the most significant. Jeremy Walker acknowledges the difficulties of tackling this subject, which he approaches with insight, kindness and some caution.
He writes of his desire to provide 'a balanced and appropriately irenic assessment' as he considers the contribution of various personalities.
At the core you will hear names such as John Piper, Mark Dever, C.J. Mahaney, Al Mohler, Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler, Kevin DeYoung, Ligon Duncan, Tim Keller, Don Carson, and Wayne Grudem. On the websites and in the blogosphere names like Justin Taylor and Tim Challies are prominent. More on the fringes, and with a much more ambivalent relationship, are men like R. C. Sproul and John MacArthur on the one hand and James MacDonald and Francis Chan on the other.
If you are not sure what to think of the New Calvinism, you need to read this book. If you have friends struggling with it, you need to give them this book. If you are being reproached for not embracing it, use the arguments and cautions of this book to defend yourself. If you are in danger of rejecting the whole of New Calvinism, you need the care of this book to restrain you.