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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Shaped by God: Twelve Essentials for Nurturing Faith in Children, Youth, and AdultsBy: Robert Keeley
Twelve experts share their perspectives on faith formation at home, in worship, in education, in intergenerational contexts, in people with developmental disabilities, and more.
Dwelling With PhilippiansBy: Joyce Borger, Paul Detterman, John D. Witvliet, Elizabeth Steele Halstead
This rich, inviting volume illumines Paul's letter to the Philippians through evocative juxtapositions of visual images, poetry, and other worship-related arts with theological reflections, prayers, and more.
We Have Seen His Glory: A Vision of Kingdom WorshipBy: Ben Witherington
A book contending that Christian worship cannot be a matter of merely continuing ancient practices; instead, we must be preparing for worship in the Kingdom of God when it comes on earth.
Global Songs for WorshipBy: Norma de Waal Malefyt
This hymnal supplement includes 57 songs from allover the globe, including Ghana, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Egypt, and many more countries.
Global Songs For Worship CDBy: Norma de Waal Malefyt
This CD, featuring The Choral Scholars with Norma de Waal Malefyt and Greg Scheer, highlights 28 songs from the songbook Global Songs for Worship.
Images of FaithBy: Sandra Bowden
This disk contains 100 images by contemporary artists to be used for projection in teaching, preaching, and devotional purposes by churches, colleges, and seminaries.
Hymns for WorshipBy: Bert Polman
A unique collection of 256 hymns presented in chronological order beginning with a sampling of Old Testament psalms and continuing to the present.
Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural FormationBy: James K.A. Smith
Smith reshapes the very project of Christian education, focusing around the themes of liturgy, formation, and desire. The author contends--as did Augustine--that human beings are "desiring agents"; in other words, we are what we love.
When God Speaks Through WorshipBy: Craig Satterlee
A collection of stories of congregational worship in which God's ongoing presence, speech, and activity are apparent. This book will make you think about how your church worships, why, and what impact it is having on the people within your congregation and the community around it.
A Primer on Christian WorshipBy: William Dyrness
This book explores where the church has been, theologically and historically speaking, and how that shapes where the church will go.
The Pastor as Minor PoetBy: Craig Barnes
The Pastor as Minor Poet calls pastors to continually search for the deeper, truer understandings of what they see--both in the text of scripture and in the text of their parishioners' lives.
Abraham Kuyper: Our WorshipBy: Harry Boonstra
This new English translation of Onze Eredienst offers Abraham Kuyper's clearest thinking on worship and liturgy.
Celebrating the Milestones of Faith: A Guide for ChurchesBy: Laura Keeley, Robert Keeley
As children, youth, and adults travel on their faith journey, it's important to mark the milestones along the way and to thank God for his faithfulness.
Inclusive Yet DiscerningBy: Frank Burch Brown
Frank Burch Brown explores how Christians can navigate the increasingly diverse world of worship, combining an abiding admiration of classical idioms with an appreciation of new possibilities.
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies
Winsome and wise, Glittering Vices is intriguing for any reader interested in spiritual disciplines and character formation. Its rich content makes it useful in undergraduate and seminary ethics courses as well.
Together We WorshipBy: Laura Keeley, Robert Keeley
This book identifies four main elements of worship and provides activities, worksheets, and audio resources for teaching them in the classroom setting.
The Father and His Two Sons
This book highlights art from the Larry and Mary Gerbens Collection, both purchases and original commissions from contemporary artists on the story of the prodigal son. This collection now resides as part of the permanent art collection of Calvin College.
Singing the New TestamentBy: Joyce Borger
Singing the New Testament is a collection of songs which quote or paraphrase texts of the New Testament. It is a resource for those who desire to put Scripture in the mouths, minds, and hearts of God's people.
Worship FramesBy: Deborah Kapp
Deborah Kapp explores how the sociological concept of frames can help us better understand the social and human dynamics of worship.