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Evangelical versus Liturgical? Defying a DichotomyPublisher: Eerdmans, 2014
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.
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Longing for Jesus: Worship at a Black Holiness Church in Mississippi, 1895-1916Publisher: Eerdmans, 2013
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.
The Sounds of Our OfferingsPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
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.
Worshiping the Triune GodPublisher: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, 2010
The statement "Worshiping the Triune God: Receiving and Sharing Christian Wisdom Across Continents and Centuries" was adopted in 2010 by the newly formed World Communion of Reformed Churches.
From a Mustard SeedPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2010
A glimpse into creating beautiful, God pleasing worship for small congregations.
Shaped by God: Twelve Essentials for Nurturing Faith in Children, Youth, and AdultsPublisher: Faith Alive, 2010
Twelve experts share their perspectives on faith formation at home, in worship, in education, in intergenerational contexts, in people with developmental disabilities, and more.
We Have Seen His Glory: A Vision of Kingdom WorshipPublisher: Eerdmans, 2010
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.
Celebrating the Milestones of Faith: A Guide for ChurchesPublisher: Faith Alive, 2009
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.
Worship FramesPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2008
Deborah Kapp explores how the sociological concept of frames can help us better understand the social and human dynamics of worship.
Worship That Changes LivesPublisher: Baker Publishing, 2008
This book offers a balanced and wide-ranging approach to the relationship between worship and spiritual transformation.
The Work of the PeoplePublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2007
This book will guide congregations in worship that encourages spiritual growth, welcomes new participants, and sends people out as the body of Christ to transform the world.
Christian Worship WorldwidePublisher: Eerdmans, 2007
As Christianity has boomed in the non-Western world, several questions have emerged regarding how worship and culture relate. Charles Farhadian presents a timely investigation of their interaction.
Where 20 or 30 Are GatheredPublisher: Alban Institute/Rowman & Littlefield, 2006
Addressing the needs of small churches, Where 20 or 30 Are Gathered discusses the characteristics of family-size congregations, the ways they are organized, their joys and challenges, and their best worship practices.