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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Let Us Draw NearBy: Ron Man
Drawing upon his experience in teaching this material over the past twenty-five years in forty countries, Ron Man provides a rich and deep examination of biblical worship, drawing principles out of a rigorous study of the text of Scripture.
The OneWord Worship ModelBy: Lisa Allen-McLaurin
The OneWord Worship Model: A New Paradigm for Church Worship Planning offers a clear, concise, and collaborative approach to planning congregational worship using the biblical text as its foundation.
Unsettling WorshipBy: Sarah Travis
Settler churches across North America have committed to the work of conciliation and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. Worship is a space in which these commitments are expressed and nurtured.
Living the Questions of the BibleBy: Luke A. Powery
Living the Questions of the Bible presents questioning as a viable and faithful Christian practice.
Worship and Power: Liturgical Authority in Free Church TraditionsBy: Sarah Kathleen Johnson, Andrew Wymer
This edited volume models how dialogue among scholars and practitioners can promote worship practices that are faithful and just.
Under the Wings of God: Twenty Biblical Reflections for a Deeper FaithBy: Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
A seasoned Christian author reflects on multiple facets of the Christian life, such as the character of God, the nature of suffering, and how to live in humility. The book offers timeless insights into the joys and challenges of a life lived in the presence of God.
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 month's 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.
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.
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.
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 Eugenia Cornou, Rebecca Snippe, John D. Witvliet
A Spanish-English bilingual hymnal for Protestant congregations, parishes, seminaries, schools, and more.