We are pleased to partner with a number of publishers and authors to further the study and renewal of worship. As you explore the 150+ publications we have produced and supported, you will notice a wide range of topics that relate in some way to the worship life of congregations. You will also notice a wide range of scholarly and pastoral approaches to worship and congregational studies. We hope in this way to provide abundant resources on crucial issues that will help you grow in your understanding and practice of worship, theology, and ministry.
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Living Under Water: Baptism as a Way of LifeBy: Kevin J. Adams
What does baptism mean? And what do we do with it? Kevin Adamsan experienced pastor and church planter who has baptized people of all ages and spiritual originsmakes the case that baptism isn't merely a one-time ceremony but something to be lived and affirmed throughout one's life.
Sermons That Sing: Music and the Practice of PreachingBy: Noel Snyder
Preaching and music are both regular elements of Christian worship across the theological spectrum. But they often don't interact or inform each other in meaningful ways.
Morning and Evening PrayersBy: Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
In this little book, Cornelius Plantinga offers a months worth of prayers, with two for each day: one for the morning, looking forward, and one for the evening, looking back.
Worshiping with the ReformersBy: Karin Maag
In this volume, which serves as a companion to IVP Academic's Reformation Commentary on Scripture series, Reformation scholar Karin Maag takes readers inside the worshiping life of the church during this era.
Becoming What We Sing: Formation through Contemporary Worship MusicBy: David Lemley
This book draws on cultural criticism, ethnomusicology, and liturgical and sacramental theology to process the deluge of the contemporary in todays worship music.
Setting the Spiritual ClockBy: Paul Louis Metzger
In this series of devotional reflections, Metzger reflects on the spiritual value and Christological focus of the liturgical year, demonstrating how the seasons of the church year help Christians resist the secular eclipse of spiritual reality.
Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and LiturgyBy: Cory B. Willson, Matthew Kaemingk
The chasm between work and worship has a devastating effect on the health, vibrancy, and effectiveness of both our labor and our liturgy.
Table and Temple: The Christian Eucharist and Its Jewish RootsBy: David L. Stubbs
In most modern discussions of the Eucharist, the Jewish temple and its services of worship do not play a large role. They are often mentioned in passing, but little work is done in grounding, organizing, or explicating the connections between these things and the Eucharistic celebration.
Glittering Vices, 2nd Edition: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their RemediesBy: Rebecca Konyndyk De Young
Drawing on centuries of wisdom from the Christian ethical tradition, this book takes readers on a journey of self-examination, exploring why our hearts are captivated by glittery but false substitutes for true human goodness and happiness.
Essays on the History of Contemporary Praise and WorshipBy: Lester Ruth
This book investigates topics in both Pentecostal and mainline branches of contemporary praise worship, looking at subjects little explored by prior work.
Good Places for AllBy: Mark Bjelland
This book combines a biblical framework with an exploration of how cities, neighborhoods, housing markets, and transportation systems work.
The Gospel in a HandshakeBy: Kevin J. Adams
This book focuses on the grace embedded in the timeless liturgy and enables readers to create their own frames that alert worshipers to the character and purpose of various service elements.
Santo, Santo, Santo / Holy, Holy, HolyBy: María Cornou, Rebecca Snippe, John D. Witvliet
A Spanish-English bilingual hymnal for Protestant congregations, parishes, seminaries, schools, and more.
Why We Listen to SermonsBy: Scott Hoezee
This book on preaching provides insight into not only what a sermon is but what it should be and how those who listen to sermons can evaluate what they are hearing.
En la escuela de los Salmos / At Psalms SchoolBy: John D. Witvliet, María Cornou, Joel Schoon-Tanis
A bilingual Spanish/English children's book on the Psalms
Disability and Inclusive CommunitiesBy: Kevin Timpe
Disability and Inclusive Communities intends to discuss why we're all worse off when we exclude people with disabilities from our communities and to help readers learn how to build communities that fully include people with disabilities.
Acting Liturgically: Philosophical Reflections on Religious PracticeBy: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Participation in religious liturgies and rituals is a pervasive and remarkably complex form of human activity. This book opens with a discussion of the nature of liturgical activity and then explores various dimensions of such activity.
Congregations, Neighborhoods, PlacesBy: Mark T. Mulder
This book offers a brief overview to stimulate congregational thinking about community engagement that includes insights regarding social science and local context.
Remembrance, Communion, and Hope: Rediscovering the Gospel at the Lord's TableBy: J. Todd Billings
In this book Billings shows how a renewed theology and practice of the Lords Supper can lead Christians to rediscover the full richness and depth of the gospel.
Letters to Growing Pastors: Reflections on Ministry for Coffee-Cup ConversationBy: Howard Vanderwell
All those who enter the pastoral ministry desire to succeed. Yet they all find, surprisingly, that a number of key issues come up for consideration. Most pastors find that most of these issues appear during the first ten years of pastoring. During those years the pattern is determined, which will point to the success or to the development of habits that will reduce effectiveness and produce stumbling.