Multnomah Biblical Seminary graduate and author Dan Kimball was awarded a Christianity Today 2004 Book of the Year award. As one of the top 22 books, Kimball's book The Emerging Church: Vintage Christianity for New Generations was voted winner in the Church/Pastoral Leadership category of the contest by Christianity Today's judges.
"Relevant, cogent, and practical, this book contains ideas that are fresh and represent a significant thrust forward," wrote Christianity Today regarding Kimball's award-winning book. "The author thinks biblically about the nature of authentic church life including worship, evangelism, and discipleship and helps us to understand the church of the next generation."
Christianity Today received 349 books from 45 publishers that were nominated for awards. The staff of Christianity Today then selected the top five books from each of the 22 categories to be judged based on each book's ability to "bring understanding to people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission."
Kimball is the author of two books with Zondervan Publishing House: Emerging Church, and Emerging Worship: Creating Worship Gatherings for New Generations, a book which looks at churches who are rethinking how they worship.
Kimball is also currently writing his third book which will consist of two versions: I Like Jesus, but Not the Church, which is intended for people not associated with the church, and They Like Jesus but not the Church, which is intended for church leaders and members. This two book series, also published by Zondervan, will address some of the misconceptions people have about Christianity and the established church.
Kimball and his wife, Becky, who is also a Multnomah graduate, have been married since 1990 and have two daughters, Katie and Claire. Kimball graduated from Multnomah in 1989 and lives with his family in Santa Cruz, California where he is the pastor of Vintage Faith Church.