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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leaning on the Word: Worship with Argentine Baptists in the Mid-Twentieth CenturyBy: Eric Mathis, Lester Ruth
In this latest volume in the Church at Worship series, Lester Ruth and Eric L. Mathis draw from a rich selection of primary sources to immerse readers in the worship life of Conservative Baptists in northwest Argentina from 1948 to 1964.
The Theater of God's Glory: Calvin, Creation, and the Liturgical ArtsBy: W. David O. Taylor
A theological framework for the liturgical arts rooted in John Calvin, arguing that Calvins Trinitarian theology provides a promising resource for understanding the material aspects of corporate worship and for promoting the proper flourishing of the liturgical arts.
The Whole Church Sings: Congregational Singing in Luther's WittenbergBy: Robin A. Leaver
Authoritative study by a renowned musicologist and Reformation scholar presenting new research that congregational singing was both the intention and the practice right from the beginning of the Wittenberg reforms in worship.
Worshiping with the Anaheim Vineyard: The Emergence of Contemporary WorshipBy: Andy Park, Lester Ruth, Cindy Rethmeier
Using narrative, testimonies from leaders and members, and photographs, this book tells the story and explains the remarkable influence of the Vineyard Church of Anaheim on both the early years of the Vineyard movement and the emergence of contemporary worship in the broader church.
Visual Arts in the Worshiping ChurchBy: Lisa DeBoer
Although numerous studies have examined biblical and theological rationales for using the visual arts in worship, this book by Lisa J. DeBoer fills in a piece of the picture missing so far the social dimensions of both our churches and the various art worlds represented in our congregations.
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.
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.
Missional Worship, Worshipful MissionBy: Ruth A. Meyers
A rich, fresh take on the meaning and practice of Christian worship
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.
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.