There are very good parts to this book, but bad ones as well. Grenz sums up post modern thinkers and their thought in a well ordered and concise way, however, he falls in love with their ideas despite his warnings of the dangers. All Christian thinkers should be aware that post modernism is derived from Marxist thought -- Lyotard, Derrida, Foucault, Rorty were all socialists or communists. This form of thinking exist to undermine or destabilize the meta narratives of capitalism and religion. Communists, since Marx, have always hated religion. As well, Grenz forgets to mention the most obvious point of postmodernism: its stunning irrationality. Post modernism attempts to say with a straight face, "let me tell you how it really is, there is no truth." People who fall for this idiocy fall into socialism and cynicism. Further, as this is a primer for students, post modernism is really an appeal to young people to be hip. And that means to dress in black, blather away and affect a cool pose on campus. Meanwhile, for all the irrationality post modernism claims know about the world and that truth can't be known, man is going to the moon and discovering cures for all kinds of diseases. The world defies such childish nonsense. Still Grenz is enamored and one can only hope he is not Marxist.