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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Singing God's PsalmsBy: Fred R. Anderson
Drawing on his decades of experience as a pastor, hymn writer, and hymnal consultant, Fred Anderson here offers pastors and worship leaders a rich treasury of singable psalms one for each psalm text or canticle appointed in the three-year Revised Common Lectionary.
Teach Us to Pray: Scripture-Centered Family Worship through the YearBy: Elizabeth Vander Haagen, Lora A. Copley
This daily prayer book guides families in both listening to and speaking to God through songs, Scripture readings, guided action, and quiet contemplation, organized to follow the life of Jesus through each season of the Christian calendar.
A quarterly print magazine that provides practical help and support to worship planners
Lifting Hearts to the Lord: Worship with John Calvin in Sixteenth-Century GenevaBy: Karin Maag
In this volume, author Karin Maag brings together a wealth of primary sources to examine worship as it was taught and practiced in John Calvin's Geneva.
Worship in the Joy of the LordBy: John D. Witvliet
Worship in the Joy of the Lord is a curated collection of over 300 quotations on the deep meaning and purpose of Christian public worship.
Gospel Vocalises & Warm Ups: Engaging Mind, Body & SpiritBy: Charsie Randolph Sawyer
This book offers all the Gospel musicians tools for engaging body, mind, and spirit.
Missional Worship, Worshipful MissionBy: Ruth A. Meyers
A rich, fresh take on the meaning and practice of Christian worship
Accessible Gospel, Inclusive WorshipBy: Barbara J. Newman, Betty Grit
Looking for some practical ideas on faith formation in relationship to persons with disabilities? This book provides many ideas for creating an environment where you can introduce the good news of Jesus Christ to a family member or friend with an Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Resources in the Ancient Church for Today's WorshipBy: Catherine Gunsalus González
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 HeartBy: Joyce Ann Zimmerman
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 WorshipBy: F. Gerrit Immink
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 DichotomyBy: Melanie C. Ross
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.
Readings in African American Church Music and Worship, Volume 2By: James Abbington
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 AgesBy: Laura Keeley, Robert Keeley
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 JournalistsBy: Cornelius Plantinga, Jr.
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 PeopleBy: Michael J Bauer
The best available guidebook to the emerging field of Christian arts ministry.
Longing for Jesus: Worship at a Black Holiness Church in Mississippi, 1895-1916By: Lester Ruth
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 SongsBy: Joyce Borger
Lift Up Your Hearts hymnal, published by Faith Alive Christian Resources, has over 900 psalms, hymns and songs.