The Seeker-Sensitive Movement: A Bibliography – John Boruff

Willow Creek PerformanceAll the books in this bibliography are from an anti-seeker-sensitive viewpoint; the viewpoint I heartily agree with! Because the Seeker-Sensitive Movement is SUCH AN ABOMINATION!

DeWaay, Bob. Redefining Christianity: Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement. Springfield, MO: 21st Century Press, 2006. A rebuttal of Rick Warren’s teachings.

Gilley, Gary. This Little Church Went to Market: The Church in the Age of Entertainment. Darlington, England: Evangelical Press, 2005. #1 RANKING.

Houdmann, S. Michael. “Should a Church Be Seeker Sensitive?”

Hutchings, Noah. The Dark Side of the Purpose Driven Church: Expanded Edition. Bethany, OK: Bible Belt Publishing, 2007. Written by a traditional pastor who’s church was hijacked and supplanted by a new seeker-sensitive pastor.

Klenck, Bob. “Diaprax and the Church–Manipulating the Church into Globalism.” Video. This M.D. gives a highly educated and critical evaluation of the Seeker-Sensitive Movement. 2 hours and 43 minutes.

MacArthur, John. Ashamed of the Gospel: When the Church Becomes Like the World. 3rd ed. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2010. #2 RANKING.

Pritchard, G. A. Willow Creek Seeker Services: Evaluating a New Way of Doing Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book, 1996. #3 RANKING.

Smith, Warren. Deceived On Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church. Magalia, CA: Mountain Stream Press, 2004.

Sundquist, James. Who’s Driving the Purpose Driven Church? Bethany, OK: Bible Belt Publishing, 2004. A thorough rebuttal of Rick Warren’s teachings.


About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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