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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Memory to ImaginationBy: C. Randall Bradley
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.
By the Vision of Another World: Worship in American HistoryBy: James Bratt
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.
Resonant Witness: Conversations between Music and TheologyBy: Jeremy Begbie, Steven Guthrie
Resonant Witness gathers together a wide, harmonious chorus of voices from across the musical and theological spectrum to show that music and theology can each learn much from the other and that the majesty and power of both are profoundly amplified when they do.
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.
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.
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.
God Against ReligionBy: Matthew Myer Boulton
A work of theology that takes worship as its basic framework, considering worship as the occasion of not only an approach toward God in piety but also a separation from God in sin.
The Biblical Psalms in Christian WorshipBy: John D. Witvliet
The psalms are a valuable source for worship, but they can prove daunting without direction. John Witvliet offers a solution with this brief yet comprehensive guide to using the psalms in worship.