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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Worshiping with the ReformersBy: Karin Maag
In this volume, which serves as a companion to IVP Academic's Reformation Commentary on Scripture series, Reformation scholar Karin Maag takes readers inside the worshiping life of the church during this era.
Essays on the History of Contemporary Praise and WorshipBy: Lester Ruth
This book investigates topics in both Pentecostal and mainline branches of contemporary praise worship, looking at subjects little explored by prior work.
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.
Does the Reformation Still Matter?By: Karin Maag
This book offers a concise and highly-readable explanation of the dramatic changes that took place during the Reformation and helps readers understand the deeper impact of the Reformation beyond its own time period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological DimensionsBy: Robin Margaret Jensen
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.
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.
Tasting Heaven on Earth: Worship in Sixth-Century ConstantinopleBy: Walter D. Ray
The Church at Worship is a series of documentary case studies of specific worshiping communities from around the world and throughout Christian history. Tasting Heaven on Earth provides vivid descriptions of Constantinople, its history, its people, and its worship practices, setting the stage for a rich selection of primary documents that present readers with a vibrant snapshot of Byzantine Christianity in the sixth century.
The Sounds of Our OfferingsBy: Charlotte Kroeker
The Sounds of Our Offerings is good news about the music of the church. It recounts what has been learned from studying nine congregations where music promotes the full, active, conscious participation of the worshipers and where it has done so consistently and coherently for many years.
Walking Where Jesus WalkedBy: Lester Ruth, Carrie Steenwyk, John D. Witvliet
The Church at Worship is a series of documentary case studies of specific worshiping communities from around the world and throughout Christian history. This first book is set in Jerusalem following history, people, and worship practices.
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.
Abraham Kuyper: Our WorshipBy: Harry Boonstra
This new English translation of Onze Eredienst offers Abraham Kuyper's clearest thinking on worship and liturgy.
A New Song for an Old WorldBy: Calvin Stapert
Calvin Stapert challenges Christians to learn from the wisdom of the early church as they seek to explore appropriate music today.