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Resources in the Ancient Church for Today's WorshipPublisher: Abingdon Press, 2014
There is much that the church today can learn from the worship of the early church, particularly in the second century.
Worship with Gladness: Understanding Worship from the HeartPublisher: Eerdmans, 2014
In this invitingly written, deeply joyful book, Joyce Ann Zimmerman makes Scripture her foundation as she explores the meaning and purpose of authentic Christian worship today.
The Touch of the Sacred: The Practice, Theology, and Tradition of Christian WorshipPublisher: Eerdmans, 2014
In The Touch of the Sacred Gerrit Immink offers thoughtful theological reflection on the religious practice of worship services in the Protestant tradition.
Evangelical versus Liturgical? Defying a DichotomyPublisher: Eerdmans, 2014
In this book Melanie Ross draws on historical analysis, systematic theology, and the worship life of two vibrant congregations to argue that the common ground shared by evangelical and liturgical churches is much more important than the differences than divide them.
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Readings in African American Church Music and Worship, Volume 2Publisher: GIA Publications, 2014
This volume is a vivid testimony to the value of examining the variety and dynamism of African American church music and worship from multiple, overlapping points of view, from both realist and idealist voices, with a focus on gaining wisdom.
Psalms for Families: Devotions for All AgesPublisher: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, 2013
Psalms for Families is a devotional e-book for the entire family designed to help parents explore the riches of the book of Psalms with their children and teens. These devotionals will help parents learn more about the psalms as they teach about praise, prayer, and lament.
Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and JournalistsPublisher: Eerdmans, 2013
Though aimed especially at preachers, this beautifully written book will benefit anyone interested in the wisdom to be derived from reading.
Arts Ministry: Nurturing the Creative Life of God's PeoplePublisher: Eerdmans, 2013
The best available guidebook to the emerging field of Christian arts ministry.
Longing for Jesus: Worship at a Black Holiness Church in Mississippi, 1895-1916Publisher: Eerdmans, 2013
The Church at Worship is a series of documentary case studies of specific worshiping communities from around the world and throughout Christian history. In this third volume, Longing for Jesus, Lester Ruth vividly portrays a very prominent, dynamic African-American holiness church in Jackson, Mississippi, in the early twentieth century.
Lift Up Your Hearts: Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual SongsPublisher: Faith Alive, 2013
Lift Up Your Hearts hymnal, published by Faith Alive Christian Resources, has over 900 psalms, hymns and songs.
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Imagining the KingdomPublisher: Baker Publishing, 2013
James K.A. Smith expands and deepens the analysis of cultural liturgies and Christian worship he developed in his well-received Desiring the Kingdom
Wise Church: Exploring Faith and Worship with Christians Around the WorldPublisher: Faith Alive, 2013
Based on the document "Worshiping the Triune God," a collection of proverbs on worship adopted by the World Communion of Reformed Churches, this book and study guide offers a global perspective on how and why we worship.
The Worship Sourcebook, Second EditionPublisher: Faith Alive, 2013
A comprehensive guide to planning worship, The Worship Sourcebook, 2nd edition, offers a collection of calls to worship, prayers of confession, and other spoken prayers and litanies.
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From Memory to ImaginationPublisher: Eerdmans, 2012
Outlining imaginative ways for the church to move forward from worship wars, this book is a must-read for church leaders and anyone interested in worship music.
Sing Praise to the Lord! Songs from Psalms for All SeasonsPublisher: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, 2012
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is pleased to collaborate with Princeton Theological Seminary on this collection of songs from the brand new songbook Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship, now available on iTunes.
Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological DimensionsPublisher: Baker Publishing, 2012
This book examines five models for understanding baptism, showing how visual images, poetic language, architectural space, and symbolic actions signify and convey the theological meaning of this ritual practice.
Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry: Congregations, Their Buildings, and Creation CarePublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2012
In Greening Spaces for Worship and Ministry, Mark Torgerson asserts that greening the built environment of a congregation is a powerful way to achieve and model a commitment to creation care.
Worship Beyond NationalismPublisher: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, 2012
The church in the United States faces a dilemma: How is it possible for Christ's followers to worship faithfully in a nationalistic environment where religion and politics enjoy a vigorous affiliation while the separation of church and state is celebrated as the standard for the relationship between nation and faith?
Worship Across the Racial DividePublisher: Oxford University Press, 2012
Many scholars and church leaders believe that music and worship style are essential in stimulating diversity in congregations. Gerardo Marti draws on interviews with more than 170 congregational leaders and parishioners, as well as his experiences participating in worship services in a wide variety of Protestant, multiracial Southern Californian churches, to present this insightful study of the role of music in creating congregational diversity.
By the Vision of Another World: Worship in American HistoryPublisher: Eerdmans, 2012
By the Vision of Another World by James D. Bratt [ed.] samples the rich variety of worship practices in American history to show how worship can be a fruitful subject for historians to study and, alternatively, how past case studies can enrich our understanding of worship today.