What Are You Reading About Worship? Bibliography 2003-2013

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bibliographyWhat are you reading about worship?  Are you reading about worship is probably the more penetrating question.  The words of Eric Hoffer are profound as congregations consider worship renewal and the potential changes that might be required for that renewal.  Hoffer stated, “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”

When those who lead worship stop learning, they stop leading.  It is much easier to coast through ministry relying solely on what we once learned…but is that what we been called to do?  A lifelong learner is one who understands that it is never too soon or too late to learn.

My friend, Eric Benoy, Director of the Martin Music Library at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has compiled a Worship Bibliography of books and resources written in the last decade. The list is not exhaustive but it is extensive.  This is a helpful resource for those longing to stay current with the understanding of worship renewal as an ongoing process.

Worship Resources

An Eclectic, Non-Comprehensive

Bibliography for the Years 2003-2013

Martin Music Library

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

The Baptist Church Music Conference

Why another bibliography?  Why now?  What is different?

Worship is a broad and complex topic.  Herein is but a sampling of materials on the subject of Christian Worship.  They range from the historical to the current, from adults to children, from contemporary to liturgical, and from the academic to the practical.  The catalog of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary alone has over 2,500 titles dealing with Christian Worship from the last 60 years, so an exhaustive bibliography just is not feasible.

Many people do not have the time to spend in bookstores, whether brick and mortar or online, looking for resources, let alone to spend time perusing through all the books on the subject.  Some do not have access to specialized database resources to find materials.  Some may simply either lack searching skills or are overwhelmed by the amount of material our there.  Please note that this list does not include all of the masters and doctoral theses on the subject.

This bibliography contains over 220 titles and is meant to assist the user in knowing, in large part, what is current in this vast and changing field.  How so?

1.  The list covers just the last decade; the materials are still fairly current

2.  The list is in descending chronological order, beginning with titles from 2013

3.  The list involves a broad spectrum of traditions in the subject area of Christian Worship

4.  The list includes, where possible, the contents or summary of the title

If you would like an electronic copy of this bibliography, please feel free to e-mail me: Ebenoy@nobts.edu

Blessings!

Eric Benoy

Director, Martin Music Library

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

 

MacArthur, John.  Worship: The Ultimate Priority.  Moody Publishers, 2012.

Contents:  What the world needs now ‑‑ How shall we then worship? ‑‑ Worship is a way of life ‑‑ Saved to worship ‑‑God : Is he? Who is he? ‑‑ The unchanging, omnipotent God ‑‑ The God who is everywhere, and knows everything ‑‑ Holy, holy, holy ‑‑ A new era dawns ‑‑ This must be the place ‑‑ Worship the Father ‑‑ Worship in spirit and in truth ‑‑ Glory to God in the highest ‑‑ How to glorify God ‑‑ Worship as it was meant to be ‑‑ Appendix. With hearts and  minds and voices.

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MacArthur, John.  Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship.  Thomas Nelson Incorporated, 2013.

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Miller, Kim. REdesigning Churches: Creating Spaces for Connection and Community.  Abingdon Press, 2013.

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Gray, L. Lavon.  Hungry for Worship: Challenges and Solutions for Today’s Church. New Hope Publishers, 2013.

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Duck, Ruth.  Worship for the Whole People of God: Textbook for Christian Worship. Westminster John Knox Press, 2013.

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Angle-Young, Teresa.  Unconnected: How Worship and Preaching Can Bring Young Adults Back to Church.  Abingdon Press,  2013

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Weem, Lovett H., Jr. and Tom Berlin.  Overflow: Increase Worship Attendance and Bear More Fruit.  Abingdon Press,  2013.

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Carroll, Joseph S.  How to Worship Jesus Christ: Experiencing His Manifest Presence.  Moody Publishers, 2013.

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Miller, Stephen.  Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rockstars.  Moody Publishers,  2013.

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Hays, Rita B.  Worship the Lord with Gladness: God’s Children in Worship.  Abingdon Press,  2013.

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Castleman, Robbie.  Story‑Shaped Worship: Following Patterns from the Bible and History.  InterVarsity Press,  2013.

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Boswell, Matt.  Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader.  B&H Publishing Group, 2013.

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Sproul, R. C.  How Then Shall We Worship?: Biblical Principles to Guide Us Today.  David C. Cook, 2013.

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The Worship Sourcebook.  2nded.  Baker Books, 2013.

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Cosper, Mike.  Rhythms of Grace: How the Church’s Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel.  Crossway,  2013.

Contents:   The song of Eden ‑‑ Worship in the wilderness ‑‑ The song of Israel ‑‑ The song of Jesus ‑‑ Worship one, two, three ‑‑ Worship as spiritual formation ‑‑ Worship and the story of the church ‑‑ Liturgy and the rhythms of grace ‑‑ Sing, sing, sing ‑‑ The pastoral worship leader.

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Wenham, Gordon.  The Psalter Reclaimed: Praying and Praising with the Psalms.  Crossway, 2013.

Contents:  What are we doing singing the Psalms? ‑‑Praying the Psalms ‑‑ Reading the Psalms canonically ‑‑ Reading the Psalms messianically‑‑ Ethics of the Psalms ‑‑ Imprecatory Psalms ‑‑ Psalm 103: the song of steadfast love ‑‑ Psalms and the nations.

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Prutow, Dennis.  Public Worship 101: An Introduction to the Biblical Theology of Worship, the Elements of Worship, Exclusive Psalmody, and a Cappella Psalmody.  Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary,  2013.

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Smith, James K. A.  Imagining the Kingdom: How Worship Works.  Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, 2013.

Contents:  Introduction : a sentimental education : on Christian action ‑‑ Pt. 1: Incarnate significance : the body as background. Erotic comprehension ‑‑The social body ‑‑ Pt. 2: Sanctified perception. “We tell ourselves stories in order to live” : how worship works ‑‑Restor(y)ing the world : Christian formation for mission.  Sidebars: PICTURING THIS. Picturing the end of worship ‑‑ Picturing the limitations of worldview : reading Wendell Berry in Costco ‑‑ Picturing love and worship in David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest B Picturing a feel for the world in Bright Star ‑‑ Picturing kinaesthetic conversion in The King’s Speech ‑‑ Picturing the pedagogy of insignificance with Carson McCullers ‑‑ Picturing secular liturgies in Nicholson Baker’s The Mezzanine ‑‑ Picturing the sanctification of perception in Jewish morning prayer ‑‑ Picturing a reflective, sentimental education ‑‑ TO THINK ABOUT. Longing lead to action ‑‑ Learning the hard way when it’s the only way ‑‑ Shaping a worldview in Downton Abbey ‑‑ Existential maps of our world ‑‑ Chicken sexing and nonconscious knowledge ‑‑ Motor intentionality in Rise of the Planet of the Apes ‑‑ “Catching” sleep ‑‑ Newman on faith as love ‑‑ Schooling as ritual performance ‑‑ Slouching toward ritual ‑‑ Metaphor as godfire‑‑ I can’t say; let me tell you a story ‑‑ War games ‑‑ Imagining the reformation of manners ‑‑ Story and the economy of abundance ‑‑ The poetry of prayer ‑‑ Praying a world(view) ‑‑ Love’s litany.

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Adler, Barbara Laughlin.  The Sound of Scripture: Reading the Bible Aloud, A Brief Guide for Lay Readers.  Lutheran University Press, 2012.

Contents:  Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it (Rev 1:3) ‑‑ Rediscovering the sound of scripture, devote yourself to the public reading of scripture (I Timothy 4) ‑‑ Creating an expressive voice, let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt. (Colossians 4:6) ‑‑ Keys to understanding Biblical literature, accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding (Proverbs 2:1‑2, niv) ‑‑ Tell the story, reading Biblical narratives and histories ‑‑ Recite the verse, reading Biblical poetry ‑‑ Teach them, reading wisdom literature ‑‑ Top ten techniques for effective readings ‑‑ Bible’s mandate to read aloud.

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Van Opstal, Sandra.  The Mission of Worship.  Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2012.

Contents:  Purpose 1: Experiencing God ‑‑ Worship in many forms ‑‑ Worship and culture ‑‑ Purpose 2: Embracing God’s mission ‑‑ Worship and reconciliation ‑‑ Worship and justice ‑‑ Worship without mission is not worhsip. Mission without worship is not God’s mission ‑‑ Worship can mobilize people for mission ‑‑ Conclusion: Walking with both feet.

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Lathrop, Gordon.  The Four Gospels on Sunday: The New Testament and the Reform of Christian Worship.  Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012.

Contents:  Introduction : The four beasts of Revelation and the gospels ‑‑ Part I. The Four Beasts : The Gospels and Early Christian Worship : ‑‑ 1. Beginnings : Assemblies, “gospel,” gospels ‑‑ 2. The gospels and meal meatings‑‑ 3. Mark in detail : “There you will see HIm” ‑‑ 4. Matthew and Luke in detail : word and meal in the churches ‑‑ 5. John in detail : signs and discourses on Sunday ‑‑ Part II.  The Beasts on Our Sundays : Assembly According to the Gospel : ‑‑ 6. Word, sacrament, and assembly according to the gospel ‑‑ 7. Leadership according to the gospel ‑‑ 8. The reforming gospels : renewing the biblical‑liturgical movement

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VanNeste, Ray and C. Richard Wells.  Forgotten Songs: Reclaiming the Psalms for Christian Worship.  Nashville, Tenn.: B&H Academic, 2012.

Contents:  Sec. 1: Biblical and historical foundations. Words to grow into : the Psalms as formative speech / John D. Witvliet‑‑ Always alleluia : reclaiming the true purpose of the Psalms in the Old Testament context / C. John Collins ‑‑ Ancient songs and apostolic preaching : how the New Testament laid claim to the Psalms / Ray Van Neste‑‑ Prepared for prayer : the Psalms in early Christian worship / Craig A. Blaising‑‑ Biblical poetry in a postbiblical, postpoetry world / Douglas Bond ‑‑ Delighting in doctrine : word and worship in Psalm 1 / Ray Ortlund, Jr. ‑‑ Sec. 2: Practice. How I introduced Psalm singing to my church without getting fired! / James H. Grant, Jr. ‑‑ Reclaiming the Psalms in pastoral prayer : a true story / C. Richard Wells ‑‑ Reclaiming the Psalms for private worship /  Leland Ryken‑‑ Why we need to learn to cry in church : reclaiming the Psalms of lament / Calvin Seerveld‑‑ Performing the Psalms : reclaiming the Psalms for corporate and communal worship / James Richard Joiner ‑‑ The cry of the heart and the cure of the soul : interpreting the Psalms for pastoral care ; The psalm of the cross as the psalm of Christ / C. Richard Wells ‑‑ Conclusion / C. Richard Wells.

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Scullion, Gail and Tim Scullion.  How To Start a Contemporary Music Service At Your Church.  Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.

Contents:  Preface‑‑ Why do we need a contemporary worship service? ‑‑ The difference between a contemporary and traditional service ‑‑ Lots of singers, no musicians ‑‑ Remaining relevant to the message B Keeping egos in check: spirit‑led verses [sic] performance‑based worship ‑‑ Rehearsals: how to make them run smoothly ‑‑ What it takes to lead a group ‑‑ Branching out: creating a musical outreach program ‑‑ Purchasing musical equipment: what is right for your church ‑‑ Visual equipment: how to enhance the worship service ‑‑ Conflict of interests: clash of musical genres among the members of the group ‑‑ Mentoring to the youth through the music ‑‑ A divided church? ways to unify the two services.

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Bratt, James D., ed..  By the Vision of Another World: Worship in American History.  Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012.

Contents:  Introduction : transmitting other worlds / James D. Bratt‑‑ Essays. Liturgy, literacy, and worship in Puritan Anglo‑America, 1560‑1670 / Harry S. Stout ‑‑ Worship, experience, and the creation of Methodist place / Ruth Alden Doan ‑‑ Horizons of faith : San Antonio Tejanos in the Texas republic / Timothy Matovina‑‑ “You better set your house in order” : worship ritual and Black church life in Jim Crow Georgia / Paul Harvey ‑‑Cultivatin soil and soul : the intersection of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference and the American liturgical movement, 1920‑60 / Michael Woods B Rites of the tribes : two Protestant congregations in a twentieth‑century city / James D. Bratt‑‑ Generations : American Catholics since the 1950s / Leslie Woodcock Tentler‑‑ Commentaries. Recovering the spiritual in American religious history / George M. Marsden ‑‑History : about worship, or for the sake of worship? : reflections from practical theology / Dorothy C. Bass ‑‑ Liturgy’s passions and polarities / Joyce Ann Zimmerman.

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Towns, Elmer L. and Vernon M. Whaley.  Worship Through the Ages: How the Great Awakenings Shape Evangelical Worship.  Nashville: B & H Academic, 2012.

Contents:  Worship in the Old Testament, Part 1 ‑‑ Worship in the Old Testament, Part 2 ‑‑ Pentecost: a new expression of worship (AD 30‑100) ‑‑ Christianity sweeps across the Greco‑Roman world (AD 100‑ 500) ‑‑ The Middle Ages (the Dark Ages) (500‑1500) ‑‑ Reformation (1517) ‑‑ The awakening in Europe and America (1727‑1790) ‑‑ The camp meeting awakenings (1780‑1820) ‑‑ The Sunday school and Charles Finney revivals (1820‑1850) ‑‑ The laymen’s prayer revival (1857‑1890) ‑‑ The Welsh revival (1904‑1906) ‑‑ The Azusa Street revival (1906‑1908) ‑‑ The revivalists and great evangelistic campaigns, Part 1 (1890‑1935) ‑‑ The revivalists and great evangelistic campaigns, Part 2 (1935‑1960) ‑‑ The baby boomer revival, Part 1 (1965‑1985) ‑‑ The baby boomer revival, Part 2 (1965‑1985) ‑‑ Moving toward a twenty‑first‑century great worship awakening.

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Steele, Ed.  Worship HeartCries: Personal Preparation for Corporate Worship.  Worship HeartCries Ministries, 2012.     **[e-book format]**

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Marti, Gerardo.  Worship Across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multiracial Congregation.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Contents:  Introduction: the dream of diversity and the dilemma of music ‑‑ Popular beliefs about worship in multiracial churches ‑‑ African Americans as the icon of “true worship” ‑‑ Worship experience and music selection in multiracial churches ‑‑ The naïve experience of worship in multiracial churches ‑‑ The challenge of leading multiracial worship ‑‑ Variety and intentionality in the design of multiracial worship ‑‑ “Have you seen our gospel choir?”: conspicuous color in multiracial worship ‑‑ Interracial community through multiracial worship practices ‑‑ Conclusion: mystical worship and the reality of practice.

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McGraw, Ryan M.  The Day of Worship: Reassessing the Christian Life in Light of the Sabbath.  Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2011.

Contents:  The general importance of the Sabbath ‑‑ The importance of God’s day of worship ‑‑ The presuppositions of Isaiah 58:13‑14 ‑‑ Revisiting Isaiah 58:13‑14 ‑‑ Worldliness ‑‑ What is missing? ‑‑The reformed application of the law ‑‑ Some general practical observations ‑‑ Legalism? ‑‑The eternal Sabbath.

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Humphrey, Edith McEwan.  Grand Entrance: Worship on Earth As in Heaven.  Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2011.

Contents:  Introduction: The crisis of corporate worship and the life of the church ‑‑ “Teach us to pray” : what is worship, and where does corporate worship fit? ‑‑ “Praise God in his sanctuary” : worship as entrance in the Old Testament ‑‑ “In spirit and in truth” : entrance in the New Testament ‑‑ “From you comes praise” : traditional liturgies of the East ‑‑ “In the great congregation” : traditional liturgies of the West ‑‑ “Your church unsleeping” : expressions of worship today ‑‑ “That your prayers not be hindered” : avoiding pitfalls in corporate worship ‑‑ Conclusion: “To sing is a lover’s thing”.

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Begbie, Jeremy S., ed.   Resonant witness: Conversations Between Music and Theology.  Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2011.

Contents:  Augustine and the art of music / Carol Harrison ‑‑ Material : Philip the Chancellor and the reception of Aristotle’s Physics / Nancy van Deusen‑‑ “So faith comes from what is heard” : the relationship between music and God’s word in the first two centuries of German Lutheranism / Joyce Irwin ‑‑ Created beauty : the witness of J. S. Bach / Jeremy S. Begbie‑‑ On music, mathematics, and theology : Pythagoras, the mind, and human agency / John Paul Ito ‑‑ Music as the mouthpiece of theology / Daniel K. L. Chua ‑‑ The shock of the positive : Olivier Messiaen, St. Francis, and redemption through modernity / Robert Sholl‑‑ Quasi una sonata : modernism, postmodernism, religion, and music / Catherine Pickstock‑‑ The integration of music and theology in the vocal compositions of J. S. Bach / Richard J. Plantinga‑‑ “Parables” and “polyphony” : the resonance of music as witness in the theology of Karl Barth and Dietrich Bonhoeffer / David J. R. S. Moseley ‑‑ Musical time and eschatology / Alastair Borthwick ; Trevor Hart ; Anthony Monti‑‑ Improvising texts, improvising communities : jazz, interpretation, heterophony, and the ekklesia / Bruce Ellis Benson ‑‑ Faithful feelings : music and emotion in worship / Jeremy S. Begbie‑‑ Music for the love feast : Hildegard of Bingen and the Song of Songs / Margot Fassler‑‑ The wisdom of song / Steven R. Guthrie ‑‑ The truth shall set you free : song, struggle, and solidarity in South Africa / C. Michael Hawn ‑‑ The singing of Jesus / Michael O’Connor.

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Wheeler, David A.  The Great Commission To Worship: Biblical Principles for Worship‑Based Evangelism.  Nashville, TN: B & H Academic, 2011.

Contents:  The mandate of worship and the great commission ‑‑ Becoming a great commission worshipper ‑‑ Living a new model for worship ‑‑ Great commission worship is formational ‑‑ Great commission worship is transformational ‑‑ Great commission worship is relational (part 1) ‑‑ Great commission worship is relational (part 2) ‑‑ Great commission worship is missional‑‑ Great commission worship is reproducible: defining the great commission worshipper (part 1) ‑‑ Great commission worship is reproducible: defining the great commission worshipper (part 2) ‑‑ Great commission worship is reproducible: defining the great commission worshipper (part 3) ‑‑ The results of great commission worship.

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Townley, Cathy.  Missional Worship: Increasing Attendance and Expanding the Boundaries of Your Church.  St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2011.

Contents:   Foreword ‑‑ Introduction ‑‑ Part I: Laying AMissional Foundation For Numerical Growth (Its All About Worship) ‑‑ 1. Make Worship, Not the Worship Service, the goal of Church Life ‑‑ 2. Know your Mission Field ‑‑ 3. Network ‑‑ 4. Pray That god Will Bring a Person of Peace ‑‑ 5. Gather Personal Intercessors ‑‑ Part II: Arranging The Worship Service To Reflect The Worship Lifestyle (Its All About The Worship) ‑‑ 6. Organize Loosely ‑‑ 7. Mimic the MP3 ‑‑ 8. Understand Transitions ‑‑ 9. Always Assume guests Are Present ‑‑ 10. Lead Worship ‑‑ Afterword ‑‑ Addendum

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Noland, Rory.  Worship On Earth As It Is in Heaven: Exploring Worship As A Spiritual Discipline.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011.

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Jones, Douglas R.  Sound of Worship: A Handbook of Acoustics and Sound System Design for the Church.  Boston: Focal Press, 2011.

Contents:   Sound of Worship ‑‑ The Early Roots of the Church ‑‑ The Formative Years of the Church ‑‑ The Celebratory Worship Style ‑‑ The Catholic‑Orthadox Split ‑‑ Catholic Reform ‑‑ The Acoustics of Celebratory Churches ‑‑ Evangelical Style of Worship ‑‑ The 16th Century Reformers ‑‑ The Reformation in England ‑‑ The Modern Evangelical Church ‑‑ Acoustics of the Evangelical Style Church ‑‑ The Experiential Style ‑‑ The Pentecostals and the Charismatic Movement ‑‑ Acoustics of the Experiential Style Church ‑‑ The Community Worship Style ‑‑ The Anabaptists ‑‑ The Acoustics of the Community Church ‑‑ Introduction to Resources ‑‑ Elements of Church Sound Systems ‑‑ Reverberation and Time Response ‑‑ Noise and Isolation ‑‑ Intelligibility.

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Quicke, Michael J.  Preaching As Worship: An Integrative Approach to Formation in Your Church.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2011.

Contents:  An ocean and a bucket ‑‑ Preaching and worship: is there a problem? ‑‑ Beware myopic preaching ‑‑ A fuller definition and deeper theology ‑‑ Preaching in 360‑degree worship ‑‑ Directive Scripture with thoughtful liturgy: part 1 ‑‑ Directive Scripture with thoughtful liturgy: part 2 ‑‑ Toward community formation ‑‑ Integrating elements of community formation ‑‑ Toward a new pattern for big‑picture preaching ‑‑ Beginning well: worship swim stage 1 ‑‑ Being directed: worship swim stages 2 and 3 ‑‑ Continuing strong: worship swim stages 4 and 5 ‑‑ Evaluating and building forward: worship swim stage 6.

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Vann, Jane Rogers.  Worship Matters: A Study for Congregations.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.

Contents:  Not talking about worship ‑‑ The symbolic language of worship ‑‑ Gathering God’s people: a place for worship ‑‑ Dressing the space: making the unseen visible through the arts ‑‑ Enacting worship: using our bodies in worship ‑‑ Timekeeping: liturgical days and seasons ‑‑ Proclaiming God’s praise: liturgical speech ‑‑ Lifting our voices: liturgical song.

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Searcy, Nelson.  Engage: A Guide to Creating Life‑Transforming Worship Services.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2011.

Contents:  Why ask why? : determining your philosophy of worship ‑‑Worship : seven principles of life‑transforming worship ‑‑ Wanted : radically transformed lives ‑‑ Laying a solid foundation : how to plan your preaching ‑‑Preaching for life transformation : tips and temptations ‑‑ Below the waterline : building your worship planning system ‑‑ Creative transformation : aligning creative elements for excellence ‑‑ The trial run : conducting a message run‑through ‑‑ Defining relationships : the pastor/worship pastor challenge ‑‑ Evaluating for excellence : the philosophy behind service evaluation ‑‑ Closing the book : how to evaluate and improve your services ‑‑ Conclusion: Five steps to more engaging worship next Sunday.

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Dunn, James D. G.  Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?: The New Testament Evidence.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.

Contents:  The language of worship ‑‑ The practice of worship ‑‑ Monotheism, heavenly mediators, and divine agents ‑‑ The Lord Jesus Christ.

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Pembroke, Neil.  Pastoral Care in Worship: Liturgy and Psychology in Dialogue.  New York: T & T Clark, 2010.

Contents:  pt. 1. Reconciliation : addressing self‑diminishment. Confessions of a sly psyche ‑‑ Shame, confession, and God’s affirming gaze ‑‑ pt. 2. Lament : the therapeutics of complaint. Asserting ourselves before God ‑‑Praying our anger ‑‑ pt. 3. Hope : light in the darkness. Hope needs witnesses‑‑ Hope needs an ironic imagination ‑‑ pt. 4. Communion : life together in Christ. Individualization, Christianization, and the sacraments ‑‑Maintaining self in communion.

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Cherry, Constance M.  The worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2010.

Contents:  Phase One: Laying the Foundation for Worship.  Establishing the foundation: biblical worship ‑‑ Setting the cornerstone: worship is centered in Jesus Christ.  Phase Two: Building the Structure for Worship.  Four rooms for encountering God: the general order of worship ‑‑ The first load‑bearing wall: the gathering ‑‑ The second load‑bearing wall: the word ‑‑

The third load‑bearing wall: the table of the Lord ‑‑ The third load‑bearing wall: the alternative response to the word ‑‑ The fourth load‑bearing wall: the sending.  Phase Three: Creating Doors and Windows for Encountering God.  Encountering God in prayer: capturing the heart of worship ‑‑ Encountering God in music: singing the church’s song ‑‑ Encountering God in music: offering “sound” musical leadership ‑‑ Encountering God in the Christian year: remembering the whole narrative.  Phase Four: Adding Style to the Worship Event.  Principles of worship style: expressing your corporate identity ‑‑A more excellent way: exploring convergence.  Phase Five: Nurturing Hospitality at the Worship Event.  The hospitable worship leader: engaging worshipers as participants. Appendix A: Ten basic steps in designing vital worship ; Appendix B: Checklist for designing vital worship.

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Allen, Nan Corbitt.  The Words We Sing: Bringing Meaning to Worship.  Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press, 2010.

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Linman, Jonathan.  Holy Conversation: Spirituality for Worship.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2010.

Contents:  Spirituality, worship, and lectiodivina.Understanding spirituality for worship ;Worship and holy conversation ;Lectiodivina and holy conversation –Meditations on the mass. Preparation, Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Contemplation, Sending.

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Fox, James A.  The Power of Serious Congregational Worship: Building Incredibly Deep and True Churches.  Raleigh, NC: Lulu, 2010.

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Caccamo, James F.  Living Worship  [DVD videorecording]: A Multimedia Resource for Students and Leaders.  Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2010.

Contents:  Living worship in theory and practice (21.5 hours of video covering church service, planning meetings, interviews, and expert commentary; more than 450 pages worth of text; over 400 images documenting the history of the church; a glossary of theology terms; essays covering topics central to congregational worship life; and orders of worship reaching back 50 years) ‑‑ Speaking of worship (90 minutes of interviews with outstanding teachers in homilets, worship, music, the arts, and pastoral rites on vital issues and questions related to worship. Run time : 23 hours)

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Davis, John Jefferson.  Worship and the Reality of God: An Evangelical Theology of Real Presence.  Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2010.

Contents:  Introduction : why God has been lost and where we can look to find Him ‑‑ God, the church and the self : searching for reality in evangelical worship ‑‑ Reality in worship : the real presence of God on Sunday morning ‑‑ The Eucharist : meeting the risen Christ at the table ‑‑ From ontology to doxology : from theory to practice in worship renewal ‑‑ Appendix : theology and practice of worship : selected readings.

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Witherington, Ben.  We Have Seen His Glory: A Vision of Kingdom Worship.  Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2010.

Contents:  We have seen His glory : the day is coming and now is ‑‑ Glorifying the Creator and Redeemer : Revelation 4‑5 ‑‑ Worship as sabbatical ‑‑ The legacy of Judaism ‑‑ Glorifying God in a bolder way B Illuminating the good news ‑‑ Work and worship : labors of love? ‑‑Doxology : the end and aim of all things.

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Williamson, Dave.  God’s Singers: A Guidebook for the Worship Leading Choir in the 21st Century.  Singer’s ed.  Nashville, TN: Worship Leading Choirs International, Incite Media, 2010.

Contents:  How to proceed with a choir devotional, a word to the director ‑‑  Introduction ‑‑  Lampstand one‑ Foundation.  The first stirrings ‑‑  The case for the choir ‑‑  Spiritual performers, or worship leaders? B Three kinds of choirs ‑‑  Lampstand two‑ Relation.  Together is better! ‑‑  Whoever would be great… ‑‑  On playing, and praying ‑‑  And Jesus said, make disciples ‑‑  Lampstand three‑ Education.  The case for excellence ‑‑  Elements of style ‑‑  Why memorize? ‑‑  Lampstand four‑ Celebration!  The four touchpoints‑‑  Quit stepping on my body language ‑‑  Various other applicable thoughts.  Fleshing out the paradigms chart ‑‑  Keep moving forward! ‑‑  Appendices.  My covenant with God ‑‑  Foundational scriptures and their applications ‑‑  Scriptures calling for a response ‑‑  Sample prayer emphasis sheets ‑‑  Answers to “mining the gold” questions.

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Williamson, Dave.  God’s Singers: A Guidebook for the Worship Leading Choir in the 21st Century.  Director’s ed.  Nashville, TN: Worship Leading Choirs International, Incite Media, 2010.

Contents:  Part 1. The what and the why.  Lampstand one‑ Foundation.  The first stirrings ‑‑  The case for the choir ‑‑  Spiritual performers, or worship leaders? ‑‑  Three kinds of choirs ‑‑  Lampstand two‑ Relation.  Together is better! ‑‑  Whoever would be great… ‑‑  On playing, and praying ‑‑  And Jesus said‑‑make disciples ‑‑  Lampstand three‑ Education.  The case for excellence ‑‑  Elements of style ‑‑  Why memorize? ‑‑  Lampstand four‑ Celebration!   The four touchpoints‑‑  Quit stepping on my body language B  Part 2. The how.  Lampstand one‑ Foundation.  Starting a brand new choir ‑‑  Transforming an existing choir into a worship leading choir ‑‑  Fleshing out the paradigms chart ‑‑  Lampstand two‑ Relation.  Interviews‑‑why and how? (CD) ‑‑  Section leaders and shared leadership (plus a special section by Jim Faull on a better way to address choir member accountability) ‑‑  Get outta townB an extra‑ordinary choir retreat ‑‑  Lampstand three‑ Education.  Head‑chart harmony‑‑what it is, and how to teach it (CD) ‑‑  “NPR‑TV” singing techniques‑‑a live! rehearsal (CD) ‑‑  Teaching a new worship song to your choir‑‑another live rehearsal (CD) ‑‑  Focus! Leading a worship leading choir rehearsal ‑‑  Memorizing music without inflicting (undue) pain ‑‑ Lampstand four‑ Celebration.  Planning a worship service‑‑encountering God ‑‑  A sound check with a choir ‑‑  A word about praise teams ‑‑  An interview with myself ‑‑  Worship concerts and traveling together (with a special section by Jeff Bennett on traveling abroad with a choir) ‑‑  Keep moving forward! ‑‑  Appendices.  Foundational scriptures and their applications ‑‑  The big ideas ‑‑  A necessary clarification B         Sample organizing documents ‑‑  17 things that can bring you together ‑‑  Two agendas for a worship leading choir retreat ‑‑  Scriptures calling for a response ‑‑  Sample prayer emphasis sheets B  Pulling the web sites together.

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Ruth, Lester.  Walking Where Jesus Walked: Worship in Fourth‑Century Jerusalem.  Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2010.

Contents:  The context of the worshiping community : fourth‑century Jerusalem ‑‑ Timeline ‑‑Liturguical landscape ‑‑ Geographical landscape ‑‑ Cautions for studying Jerusalem’s worship history ‑‑ Significant themes and practices to observe ‑‑ Describing the community’s worship : Egeria and the Church in Jerusalem, 380s ‑‑ Documenting the community’s worship. People and artifacts ; Worship setting and space ; A description of worship ; Order of service and texts ; Sermons ‑‑ Why study Jerusalem’s worship? Suggestions for devotional use ; Discussion questions for small groups ; A guide for different disciplines and areas of interest.

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Guess, Shay.  Creating the Atmosphere of Worship.  Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Corp, 2010.

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Clark, Dave.  Worship Where You’re Planted: A Primer for the Local Church Worship Leader.  Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press, 2010.

Content:  Here I am to worship ‑‑ Holy tension ‑‑ Preaching to the choir ‑‑ Investment strategies ‑‑ Every seven days ‑‑ Rate of refresh ‑‑ A picture is worth a thousand distractions ‑‑ Do you hear what I hear? B Small choir rehearsal techniques / by Ed Hogan ‑‑ Starting and developing a church instrumental ministry / by Ed Hogan ‑‑The gift of pain ‑‑ The golden hour.

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Garrigan, Siobhan, ed.  Common Worship in Theological Education.  Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2010.

Contents:  Preface / Mary Hess ‑‑Ora et labora: reflections on the (non‑)history of seminary chapel / Todd E. Johnson ‑‑ Politics of seminary chapels / Dwight W. Vogel ‑‑ My cup runneth over? Seminary chapel as a laboratory / Mark W. Stamm‑‑ Musical formation in seminary chapel worship / Patrick Evans ‑‑ Seminary chapel in a prayer book context / Lizette Larson‑Miller ‑‑ Naming the elephant: leading chapel in a multi‑denominational seminary context / Michelle K. Baker‑Wright ‑‑ “In spirit and in truth”: the liturgical space as a territory / CláudioCarvalhaes‑‑ Table teaching: practicing the Lord’s Supper at seminary / Ron Rienstra‑‑ Worship and formation for ministry / E. Byron Anderson ‑‑ Crediting chapel: worship and the theological curriculum / SiobhánGarrigan.

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Clark, Paul B.  Tune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace: Worship Renewal Through Congregational Singing.  Bloomington, IN: Cross Books, 2010.

Contents:  Needing a worship tune‑up ‑‑ Biblical, theological, and historical foundations for singing worship ‑‑ Unison and harmony‑ not all worship gatherings are alike ‑‑ Words we sing in worship ‑‑ Music we sing in worship ‑‑ Sunday worship‑ time for singing ‑‑ Sacred acts‑ sacred singing ‑‑ Renewed singing‑ renewed worship ‑‑ Rehearsal for singing ‑‑ Staying in tune.

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Cottrell, Travis.  Surprised By Worship: Discovering the Presence of God Where You Least Expect It.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010.

Contents:  Surprises ‑‑ I got chills, they’re multiplyin’ ‑‑ Not without hope ‑‑ The sweet, sweet sound of worship ‑‑ The wide, wide world of worship ‑‑ Words, wounds, and worship ‑‑ Fear. Not ‑‑The great adventure ‑‑ Surviving death ‑‑ Surrender.

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Pierce, Chuck D.  Worship As It Is in Heaven: Worship That Engages Every Believer and Establishes God’s Kingdom on Earth.  Ventura, CA: Regal From Gospel Light, 2010.

Contents:  What happens when we worship ‑‑ In Heaven as it isn’t on Earth ‑‑ The power of music ‑‑ Bringing in the Ark ‑‑ Bringing in the Ark again ‑‑ The glory of Zion ‑‑ Rebuilding the Tabernacle ‑‑ Rebuilding the Tabernacle again ‑‑ Pursuing the Bridegroom ‑‑ How must we then worship? ‑‑The apostolic perspective.

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Bradshaw, Paul F.  Reconstructing Early Christian Worship.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2010.

Contents:  Did Jesus institute the Eucharist at the Last Supper? ‑‑Receiving communion ‑‑ The earliest eucharistic prayers? ‑‑ Catechumens and the gospel ‑‑The profession of faith ‑‑ Varieties of anointing B Patterns of daily praying ‑‑ The changing role of psalmody ‑‑ The emergence of penitential prayer.

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Alikin, Valeriy A.  The Earliest History of the Christian Gathering: Origin, Development and Content of the Christian Gathering in the First to Third Centuries.  Boston, MA: Brill, 2010.

Contents:  Introduction‑‑ 1. A new approach to the study of the early Christian gathering ‑‑ 2. A brief survey of previous research ‑‑ 3. The present study ‑‑ Chapter One The Origin of the Weekly Gathering in the Early Church ‑‑ Introduction ‑‑ 1. The early Christian gatherings in the context of Graeco‑Roman culture ‑‑ 2. Time and place of the gatherings of the early Church ‑‑ 3. Content and order of the community gatherings in the early Church ‑‑ 4. The leaders of the gatherings in the early Church ‑‑ Chapter Two The Gatherings of Christians in the Morning ‑‑ 1. The origin of the Christian gathering in the morning ‑‑ 2. The morning gatherings in the second and third centuries ‑‑ Chapter Three The Lord’s Supper in the Early Church ‑‑ 1. The earliest history of the Lords Supper ‑‑ 2. The Last Supper of Jesus and the Lords Supper ‑‑ 3. The Eucharist in the second and third centuries ‑‑ Chapter Four The Reading of Scripture in the Gathering of the Early Church ‑‑ 1. The origin of Scripture reading in the Christian gathering ‑‑ 2. Development of the public reading of Scripture in the Christian communities‑‑ 3. The office of reader ‑‑ Chapter Five Preaching in the Gathering of the Early Church ‑‑ 1. The origin of preaching in the Christian gathering ‑‑ 2. The development of preaching in the gatherings of the early Church ‑‑ 3. Preachers in the gatherings of the early Church ‑‑ Chapter Six Singing and Prayer in the Gathering of the Early Church ‑‑ 1. Singing in the gathering of the early Church ‑‑ 2. Prayer in the gathering of the early Church ‑‑Other  ritual actions in the gathering of the early church: holy kiss, laying on of hands and ordination, ritual foot washing and oin anointing, collections, almsgiving, and offerings, healing and exorcism, liturgical acclamations and doxologies.

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Hall, Christopher A.  Worshiping With the Church Fathers.  Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009.

Contents:  Introduction‑‑ pt. I: Sacraments ‑‑ Baptism: entering the worshiping community ‑‑ Eucharist : feasting with the worshiping community ‑‑ Part II: Prayer ‑‑ The basics of prayer ‑‑ The challenge of unceasing prayer ‑‑ Further coaching on prayer ‑‑ The Lord’s prayer ‑‑ Part III: Discipline ‑‑ The transforming call to the desert ‑‑ A space to draw close to God.

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Hudson, Christopher D., What the Bible Says About Worship.  Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Pub., 2009.

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Sharp, Michael.  Holy Gatherings: A Leader’s Guide for Engaging the Congregation in Corporate Worship.  Denver, CO: Outskirts Press, Inc., 2009.

Contents:  Describing worship: What is it? ‑‑ Designing worship: How do we plan it? The first steps. ‑‑ Designing worship: How do we plan it? The next steps. ‑‑ Expressing worship: How do we offer it? B  Transitioning worship: How do we rethink it? ‑‑Pastoring the worshipers: How do we shepherd them? ‑‑Evaluating worship: How can we improve it?

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Ellis, Christopher J.  Approaching God: A Guide for Worship Leaders and Worshippers.  Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2009.

Contents:  So you’ve been asked to lead worship ‑‑ Worshipping God with three eyes ‑‑ Why worship? ‑‑Who is worship for? ‑‑ Worship and life ‑‑ Shapes and patterns ‑‑ Planning the jjourney‑‑ Praying together B The prayer spectrum ‑‑Singing : why and when? ‑‑Singing : what and how? ‑‑ Living with Scripture ‑‑ Plotting the preaching ‑‑ Starting the sermon ‑‑ Celebrating around the table ‑‑ Wider horizons B Time and eternity : the Christian year ‑‑ Approaching God : dimensions of worship ‑‑ A glossary of grace : the language of worship ‑‑ Continuing the journey.

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Satterlee, Craig Alan.  When God Speaks Through Worship: Stories Congregations Live By.  Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2009.

Contents:  Introduction : disappointing advice ‑‑ Give God the first word ‑‑ Remember baptism ‑‑ Welcome kids ‑‑ Touch and anoint ‑‑ Light candles ‑‑ Celebrate vocation ‑‑ Pick hymns ‑‑ Preach Christ ‑‑ Epilogue: tell stories.

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Long, Kimberly Bracken.  The Worshiping Body: The Art of Leading Worship.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.

Contents:  Called out from the body ‑‑ The embodied nature of worship ‑‑ Eyes and ears : attending ‑‑ The mouth : voice and speech ‑‑ The hands : gesture and touch ‑‑ The feet : presiding in sacred space ‑‑ The heart : the spirituality of the presider.

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McLean, Max.  Unleashing the Word: Rediscovering the Public Reading of Scripture.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009.

Contents:  Introduction: Why we wrote this book ‑‑ My story ‑‑ How I got started reading Scripture aloud ‑‑ Recruiting others who love the game ‑‑ No longer the worst moment ‑‑ The 9 percent isolation factor B  Butterflies and breathing ‑‑ How to sound like you ‑‑ From the page to the stage ‑‑ Take a breath : it even helps with nervousness ‑‑ Quick‑start guide to reading the Bible aloud ‑‑ How to teach others ‑‑ Train your pastor to read the Bible better, really! ‑‑ Invite youth and children to make Scripture come alive ‑‑ Scripture reading at home, at weddings, and more ‑‑ Next steps ‑‑ What to do next ‑‑ Q&A with Max McLean.

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Dyrness, William A.  A Primer on Christian Worship: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, Where We Can Go.  Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2009.

Contents:  Introduction : God’s invitation ‑‑ Looking back : worship in the Middle Ages and the Reformation ‑‑ From then till now : how styles of spirituality shape current Christian worship ‑‑ Holy, holy, holy : the trinitarian character of worship ‑‑ The narrative shape of worship : telling the story of God’s love ‑‑ The lessons of worship : practicing what we believe ‑‑ Conclusion : new forms, new actions : renewing the practices of worship

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Pinson, J. Matthew.  Perspectives on Christian Worship: 5 Views.  Nashville, TN: B&H Academic, 2009.

Contents:  Liturgical worship ‑‑ Responses to Timothy C.J. Quill ‑‑ Traditional evangelical worship ‑‑ Responses to Ligon Duncan ‑‑ Contemporary worship ‑‑ Responses to Dan Wilt ‑‑ Blended worship B Responses to Michael Lawrence and Mark Dever‑‑ Emerging worship ‑‑ Responses to Dan Kimball.

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Johnson, Lawrence J.  Worship in the Early Church: An Anthology of Historical Sources.  Collegeville, MI: Liturgical Press, 2009.

Contents:  v. 1. Worship in the Early Church is a collection of excerpts from early Christian writings illustrating the Church’s liturgical practice in both East and West, from its Jewish beginnings through the end of the sixth century. Volume 1 includes: Jewish prayers from table and synagogue; Subapostolic Era: the Didache, Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Pastor Hermas; Second Century: Justin Martyr, Irenaeus of Lyons, Melito of Sardis; Third Century: Tertullian, Cyprian of Carthage, Hippolytus of Rome, the Didascalia of the Apostles, Origen, the Apostolic Church Order; and others. ‑‑ v. 2. Fourth Century, West: Optatus of Milevis, Zeno of Verona, Ambrose of Milan, Pope Siricius, Hilary of Poitiers, Pacian of Barcelona, Synod of Elvira (ca. 300); Fourth Century, East: Lactantius, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, Pseudo‑Ignatius, Gregory of Nyssa, the Council of Nicaea (325), John Chrysostom, Apostolic Constitutions; and others. ‑‑ v. 3. Fifth Century, West:  Augustine of Hippo, Arnobius the “Younger,” Pope Innocent I, Peter Chrysologus, Pope Leo I, Maximus of Turin, Pope Gelasius, Faustus of Riez, Statuta ecclesiae antiqua; Fifth Century, East:  Theodore of Mopsuestia, Theodoret of Cyr, Narsai of Nisibis, Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria; and others. ‑‑ v. 4. Sixth Century, West: Fulgence of Ruspe, Pope                  Hormisdas, Rule of the Master, Benedict of Nursia, Pope Vigilius, Cassiodorus, the Liber pontificalis, Synod of Rome (595), Pope Gregory I, Caesarius of Arles, Gregory of Tours, Columbanus;  Sixth Century, East: Theodore Lector, Dionysius the Pseudo‑Areopagite, Evagrius Scholasticus, the Manchester Papyrus; and others.

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Provance, Brett S.  Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship.  Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2009.

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Berger, Teresa and Bryan D. Spinks. The Spirit in Worship-Worship in the Spirit.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2009.

Contents:  Worship and the Spirit in the New Testament / N. T. Wright ‑‑ The presence of God in Jewish liturgy / Ruth Langer ‑‑ The liturgy as the work of the Spirit : a theological perspective / Simon Chan ‑‑ The adversary : agony, irony, and the liturgical role of the Holy Spirit / Matthew Myer Boulton‑‑ The rediscovery of the Holy Spirit in modern eucharistic theology and practice / Paul F. Bradshaw B Wombs of the Spirit : incarnational pneumatology in the Syrian baptismal tradition / Simon Jones ‑‑ The Holy Spirit in Eastern Orthodox worship : historical enfleshments and contemporary queries / Peter Galadza‑‑Veni Creator Spiritus : the elusive real presence of the Spirit in the Catholic tradition / Teresa Berger ‑‑ The Holy Spirit and Lutheran liturgical‑sacramental worship / Maxwell E. Johnson ‑‑ The Holy Spirit in the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwa{1E25}edo Church tradition / HabtemichaelKidane‑‑ The Spirit and African American worship traditions / Melva Wilson Costen‑‑ Worshiping  and the Spirit : transmuting liturgy pentecostally / Daniel E. Albrecht ‑‑ The Spirit in contemporary charismatic worship / James Steven ‑‑ The Holy Spirit in the worship of some Zulu Zionist churches / Jonathan A. Draper ‑‑ The role of the Holy Spirit in worship : an introduction to the Hillsong Church, Sydney, Australia / Darlene Zschech

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Hargreaves, Sam.  How Would Jesus Lead Worship?: Biblical Insights for Today’s Church.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, The Bible Reading Fellowship, 2009.

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Danso, John. Join in: Breaking Tradition, Embracing Culture, Styles of Multicultural Worship.  Ely, Cambridgeshire: Melrose Books, 2009.

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Herring, Brad.  Sound, Lighting, and Video: A Resource for Worship.  Boston, MA: Focal Press, 2009.

Contents:  Anatomy of a sound system ‑‑ Connections in a sound system ‑‑ More on microphones ‑‑ Gain structure ‑‑ Equalization ‑‑ Electric processing ‑‑ Stage monitors and in‑ear monitors ‑‑ Making the move to digital ‑‑ Conclusion of sound section ‑‑ Anatomy of a lighting system ‑‑ Color mixing theory ‑‑ Common power connections of a lighting system ‑‑ Controllers and protocols ‑‑ Close up on dimmers ‑‑ An overview of moving lights ‑‑ Beyond illumination ‑ Using lighting for design ‑‑ Architectural lighting and integration with stage lighting ‑‑ Conclusion of lighting section ‑‑ Anatomy of a video system ‑‑ Lumens, brightness and contrast ‑ what does it all mean? ‑‑ Hi‑definition vs. standard definition ‑‑ Front projections vs. rear projection ‑‑A closer look at the video screen ‑‑ Cameras and tripods ‑‑ Worship presentation software ‑‑ Conclusion of video systems for worship.

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Brown, Frank Burch.  Inclusive Yet Discerning: Navigating Worship Artfully.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2009.

Contents:  Navigating worship artfully: finding a compass ‑‑ Enjoyment and discernment in the music of worship ‑‑ Singing together (with all creation): dilemmas and delights ‑‑ Is good art good for Christian worship? ‑‑ Christian music: more than just the words ‑‑ Religious music and secular music: a Calvinist perspective, re‑formed ‑‑On not giving short shrift to the arts in liturgy: the testimony of Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Ratzinger) ‑‑ On being beautiful and religious at the same time: reviving Plotinus.

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Kuyper, Abraham, 1837‑1920.  Our Worship.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2009.

Contents:  Our worship ‑‑ Revival of liturgical awareness ‑‑ Assembly of believers ‑‑ Meeting with God as a reconciled congregation ‑‑ Altar ‑‑ False spirituality ‑‑ Liturgical prayers ‑‑ Congregational song ‑‑ Our versified Psalter ‑‑ Norms of beauty ‑‑ Clerical vestments ‑‑ Church building ‑‑ Seating arrangement ‑‑Preservice meeting ‑‑ Reading Scripture ‑‑Votum‑‑ Benediction ‑‑ God’s presence B Confession of sin ‑‑ Law of the Ten Commandments ‑‑ Confession : to be sung or spoken? ‑‑ Kneeling in prayer ‑‑ Absolution ‑‑ Confession of faith ‑‑ Reading of Holy Scripture ‑‑ Preaching B Transition to the preaching service ‑‑ Sermon preparation ‑‑ Choosing a text ‑‑ Preacher and the congregation ‑‑ Conclusion of the service ‑‑ Offerings ‑‑ Ecclesiastical ceremonies ‑‑ Administration  of holy baptism ‑‑ Transition from holy baptism to the holy supper ‑‑ Administration of the Lord’s Supper ‑‑ Excommunication and readmission ‑‑ Ordination to church office ‑‑ Marriage ceremony B Conclusion ‑‑ Responses ‑‑ All of life is worship? : Abraham Kuyper and the neo‑Kuyperians / John Bolt ‑‑ Abraham Kuyper on baptismal belief and practice / Bryan D. Spinks ‑‑ Abraham Kuyper : pioneering liturgist, Reformed dogmatician, Dutch aesthetician / Geoffrey Wainwright ‑‑ Reflections on Kuyper’s Our worship / Nicholas Wolterstorff‑‑ Theology of worship in the Reformed tradition : a chronological bibliography

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Guiver, George.  Vision Upon Vision: Processes of Change and Renewal in Christian Worship.  Norwich, UK: Canterbury Press, 2009.

Contents:  Introduction ‑‑ From house to hall ‑‑ Drama ‑‑ A strange warping ‑‑ God and culture ‑‑ The cross and the font ‑‑ Swimming ‑‑The Enlightenment ‑‑ The movements of 1833 ‑‑ Another world ‑‑ Naively presupposing ‑‑ Seeing more than ourselves ‑‑ Giving and receiving ‑‑ The core of worship ‑‑ A complex shaping.

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Gould, Meredith.  Why is There a Menorah on the Altar?: Jewish Roots of Christian Worship.  New York, NY: Seabury Books, 2009.

Contents: Foreword ‑‑ Reading Scripture ‑‑ History matters ‑‑ Worship ‑‑ Baptism ‑‑ Holy Communion ‑‑ Confirmation.

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Schmit, Clayton J.  Sent and Gathered: A Worship Manual for the Missional Church.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009.

Contents:  Introduction‑‑ Part 1: Worship and the mission of God. Foundations ‑‑ Sending is mission ‑‑ There is a river ‑‑ Worship and the arts ‑‑ Worship is communication ‑‑ Extraordinary worship ‑‑ Part 2: A worship manual for the missional church. The sending ‑‑The gathering ‑‑ The Word ‑‑ The sacraments.

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Chapell, Bryan.  Christ‑Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009.

Contents:  Gospel worship ‑‑ The Gospel of structure ‑‑ The Roman story ‑‑ Luther’s story ‑‑ Calvin’s story ‑‑ Westminster’s story ‑‑ The modern story ‑‑ The Gospel story ‑‑ Christ’s story ‑‑ “Re‑presenting” Christ’s story ‑‑ The mission of Christ‑centered worship ‑‑ The aspects of Christ‑centered worship ‑‑ The components of Christ‑centered worship ‑‑ Gospel worship resources ‑‑ Call to worship ‑‑ Affirmation of faith ‑‑ Confession of sin ‑‑ Assurance of pardon ‑‑ Rubrics : transitions ‑‑ Historic components ‑‑ Scripture‑reading history and practice ‑‑ Christ‑centered sermons ‑‑ Benedictions and charges B Worship service examples ‑‑ Communion services ‑‑ Musical styles ‑‑ Appendix: Worship resources on the Internet.

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Ramshaw, Gail.  Christian Worship: 100,000 Sundays of Symbols and Rituals.  Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2009.

Contents:  Why study Christian worship? ‑‑What is a symbol? ‑‑What is a ritual? ‑‑Which symbols and rituals have Christians used for 100,000 Sundays? ‑‑What comes down us to from 75,000 Sundays ago? ‑‑What comes down to us from 50,000 Sundays ago? ‑‑What comes down to us from 25,000 Sundays ago? ‑‑What comes down to us from the last 10,000 Sundays? ‑‑What is baptism? ‑‑ What Christian worship takes place between Sundays? ‑‑How is Christian worship like and unlike the practices of other religions in America? ‑‑How might Sunday worship affect daily life?

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Rienstra, Debra.  Worship Words: Discipling Language For Faithful Ministry.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2009.

Contents:  Introduction ‑‑ The dimensions of language in worship ‑‑Worship as dialogic encounter ‑‑ On chatter and patter ‑‑ On repetition ‑‑ The puzzle of authenticity ‑‑ Watch your figures : metaphor in worship ‑‑ Naming God : meeting the one who is ‑‑ Something old : inviting tradition into today ‑‑ Something new : incarnating the Gospel now ‑‑ Something borrowed : worshiping with the global church ‑‑ Something blue : the ministry of lament ‑‑ The embedded Word : putting it all together ‑‑ Appendix 1: Practical advice on all occasions : ten tips ‑‑ Appendix 2: Worship planning process ‑‑ Appendix 3: Assessing songs for congregational use

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Wilson, Len.  Taking Flight With Creativity: Worship Design Teams That Work.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2009.

Contents:  Part I: Are we meant to fly? Discovering a strategic approach to worship ‑‑ Why design worship in a team? ‑‑ Identifying team purpose ‑‑ Addressing issues of methodology ‑‑ Part 2: Building the aeroplane : putting the worship design team together ‑‑ Who’s on the design team? ‑‑What’s the size of the design team? ‑‑How does the team operate? Team equality ‑‑Who does what? Team roles ‑‑How do we organize our time? ‑‑ Part 3: Taking flight : achieving Koinonia‑‑ Becoming a small group ‑‑ Learning to make decisions together ‑‑ The weekly list of decisions ‑‑ Brainstorming ‑‑ A worship case study ‑‑ Part 4: Grounded : dealing with team maintenance and problems ‑‑ Sole proprietor preachers ‑‑ Maintaining a finely tuned machine.

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Davis, Holland.  Let It Rise: A Manual for Worship.  Alachua, FL: Bridge‑Logos, 2009.

Contents:  Let’s make a start ‑‑ Finding my place in the world ‑‑ I still haven’t found what I’m looking for ‑‑ Making the rocks cry out ‑‑ Vibe management ‑‑ Dancing with porcupines ‑‑ When no one is looking B Seeing the invisible ‑‑ Appendices ‑‑ About the author.

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Miller, Kim.  Redesigning Worship: Creating Powerful God Experiences.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009.

Contents:  Introduction ‑‑ Getting started ‑‑ Assembling a worship design team ‑‑ Finding great team players ‑‑ The vital role of the pastor‑speaker ‑‑ Small or start‑up churches empowering teams that soar B Behind the scenes with the worship team ‑‑ The anatomy of a design team meeting ‑‑ Developing the weekend worship experience ‑‑ Maximizing multisensory worship ‑‑ The magic of music and media ‑‑ Styling the stage ‑‑ Writing for worship connection ‑‑ Powerful prayers for everyday people ‑‑ Multiplying multisensory worship ‑‑ Alternative worship communities ‑‑ The teams surrounding the team : serving in community ‑‑ Nobody told me the road would be easy ‑‑ Overcoming obstacles in worship design ‑‑ Four mantras for the mission ‑‑ Send out : a ministry of mud ‘n’ spit.

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Whaley, Vernon M.  Called to Worship: The Biblical Foundations of Our Response to God’s Call.  Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2009.

Contents:  pt. 1. Old Testament calls to worship. Creation ‑‑ Worship before the Fall =‑‑ The worship wars ‑‑ Worship and promise ‑‑ Worship and deliverance ‑‑ Worship from the tent ‑‑ Preparation and choice B Worship in the books of history. From Judges to Kings ‑‑ Devotion in a Davidic kingdom ‑‑ A nation captive then set free ‑‑ Worship in the Psalms ‑‑ Worship in the books of wisdom , part. 1 B Worship in the books of wisdom , part. 12 ‑‑ Worship in the prophetic books ‑‑ pt. 2. New Testament principles of worship. Worship in the gospels, part 1 ‑‑ Worship in the gospels, part 2 ‑‑ Worship in the early church ‑‑ Worship in the epistles : Romans 2‑Corinthians ‑‑ Worship in the epistles : Galatians and beyond.

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Bowes, Kimberly Diane.  Private Worship, Public Values, and Religious Change in Late Antiquity.  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Contents:  An empire of friends and family : public and private in Roman religions ‑‑ Public and private in Roman paganism ‑‑ Public and private as legal categories ‑‑ The public priesthoods : family and patronage ‑‑Consecratiodedicatio : marking public and private religious space ‑‑ Household cults and their public roles ‑‑ Public and private in the “unofficial cults” ‑‑Superstitio and magia : tensions between public and private ‑‑ Communal and private in second and third‑century Christianity ‑‑ From home to domus ecclesia : the Christian collective in flux ‑‑ Christian private ritual ‑‑ Private and collective ritual in Christian thought ‑‑ Public and private in pagan and Christian thought ‑‑ Two Christian capitals : private worship in Rome and Constantinople ‑‑ Rome ‑‑ Pre‑constantinian realities ‑‑ The Roman Tituli‑‑ Going to church in fourth and early fifth century Rome : the continuation of house‑churches ‑‑ The home as church : domestic piety and the conversion of Rome’s elite B Contesting the private in late fourth century Rome ‑‑ Constantinople ‑‑ Fourth centuries realities ‑‑ Constantinople’s Christian topography : a city of private churches ‑‑ Bishops and private churches ‑‑ Monks and the private ‑‑ “Christianizing” the countryside : rural estates and private cult ‑‑ The fourth century countryside ‑‑ The forms of estate worship : villa churches, mausolea, and “monasteries” ‑‑ Social qualities of estate‑based Christianity ‑‑ Bishops and rural elites : estate Christianity in local context ‑‑ Working with bishops : North Africa ‑‑ What bishop : northern Italy, Britain and the absence of the church hierarchies ‑‑ Bishops versus elites : Hispania and southwestern Gaul ‑‑ Ideologies of the private : private cult and the construction of heresy and sanctity B Contesting private worship : heresy and the home ‑‑ Roman law and Christian law : ideologies of private cult ‑‑ Homes on the defensive ‑‑ Promoting private worship : constructing ideals of female sanctity ‑‑ The private in the vita macrina‑‑ The private and female heresy.

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Pierce, Truman M.  Enthroned On Our Praise: An Old Testament Theology of Worship.  Nashville: B & H Academic, 2008.

Contents:  The primeval prologue : relations in worship ‑‑ The Pentateuch : foundations of worship ‑‑ The former prophets : patterns of worship ‑‑ The latter prophets : attitudes in worship ‑‑ The Writings : expressions in worship ‑‑ Conclusion: Where do we go from here?

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Webber, Robert.  Ancient‑Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2008.

Contents:  Worship does God’s story ‑‑ Worship remembers the past ‑‑ Worship anticipates the future ‑‑ How the fullness of God’s story became lost ‑‑ Worship: transformed by remembrance and anticipation B Word: transformed by the narrative nature of Scripture ‑‑ Eucharist: transformed by the presence of God at table ‑‑ Prayer: transformed by recovering the style of ancient worship ‑‑ Conclusion: my journey toward an ancient‑future worship ‑‑ Appendix: a call to an ancient evangelical future.

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Kauflin, Bob.  Worship Matters: Leading Others To Encounter the Greatness of God.  Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2008.

Contents:  What matters ‑‑ Your task ‑‑ Healthy tensions ‑‑ Right relationships.

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Krahn, Karmen.  Proclamation By Design: The Visual Arts in Worship.  Scottdale, PA: Faith & Life Resources, 2008.

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Byars, Ronald P.  What Language Shall I Borrow?: The Bible and Christian Worship.  Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.

Contents:  The recovery of biblical language in Christian worship ‑‑ Gathering ‑‑ The word ‑‑ The Eucharist ‑‑ Sending.

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Boulton, Matthew Myer.  God Against Religion: Rethinking Christian Theology Through Worship. Grand Rapids, MI: W. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.

Contents:  Introduction: Rethinking theology through worship in the reformed tradition ‑‑ The invention of God ‑‑ Karl Barth on worship as “fall” ‑‑ The work of “religion” ‑‑ The creation of Eve ‑‑ Revelation, idolatry, and the Holy Spirit ‑‑ Rereading Genesis 2‑4 ‑‑ Eden and intimacy ‑‑Leitourgia and separation ‑‑ Religion and murder ‑‑ “We pray by His mouth” ‑‑ Karl Barth on worship as “reconciliation” ‑‑ The work of human being ‑‑ The work of gratitude ‑‑ Conspiracy and solidarity ‑‑ Martin Luther and Christian life ‑‑ Martin Luther’s simul‑‑ Penitential life ‑‑ Baptismal life ‑‑ God against religion ‑‑ A theology of invocation ‑‑ The end of Christianity ‑‑ The play of redemption ‑‑ Postlude : Reforming worship ‑‑ “No difference at all” ‑‑ “All the difference in the world” ‑‑ Christian Baptism ‑‑ Christian Communion.

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Corbitt, Danny.  Missing More Than Music: When Disputable Matters Eclipse Worship and Unity.  Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2008.

Contents:  My journey ‑‑ What happened to praise when Jesus came? ‑‑Five disputable matters ‑‑ Why do scholar’s disagree? ‑‑Why did the early church chant? ‑‑The “Just don’t call it worship” loophole part 1: Do verses on singing praise apply to our “private” lives? ‑‑ The “Just don’t call it worship” loophole part 2: The kind of worshippers the Father seeks ‑‑ Looking for evidence ‑‑ A Cappella isn’t in the Bible ‑‑ Praise as it “Once was” . . . and was prophesied yet to be ‑‑ Why would God nail “David’s praise” to the cross? ‑‑When listening to praise is a sin ‑‑ You might have a man‑made rule if… B Is it worth splitting the church? ‑‑Setting aside our gift at the altar ‑‑ Appendix A: My Song.

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Tozer, A. W.  The Worship‑Driven Life: The Reason We Were Created.  Oxford: Monarch, 2008.

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Worton, Roland.  Emerging Worship: Becoming Part of the Sound and Song of Heaven.  Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image Pubs., Inc., 2008.

Contents:  Soundforgers‑‑ Forging sound ‑‑ Priestly worship ‑‑ Prophetic worship ‑‑ Government ‑‑ Decrees & declarations ‑‑ Apostolic worship ‑‑ Navigating the current season ‑‑ Emerging characteristics B Unlocking emerging worship ‑‑ Fathering the soundforgers‑‑ Implementation.

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Bradshaw, Paul, ed. Worship Changes Lives: How It Works, Why It Matters.  London: Church House Publishing, 2008.

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Attah, Mmaeyen.  In It To Win It: Creative Empowerment for Worship Musicians.  Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2008.

Contents:  First words ‑‑ Section one, Chapter One: Why are you doing this? ‑‑ Can we talk? We need to talk ‑‑ Let nothing hinder the praise worship you give God ‑‑ Chapter Two: You‑The worshipper who is a worshipper? ‑‑The miss thang/Mr it syndrome! ‑‑A look in the mirror ‑‑ Here’s an idea ‑‑ Who do people say you are? ‑‑ A multi‑way vessel ‑‑ …Before we finish with this ‑‑ Chapter Three: Different gifts ‑‑ Team welfare ‑‑ Team leadership ‑‑ A quick aside ‑‑ More on team leadership Section Two, Chapter One: Are you where you should be? ‑‑ Parable of talents re‑visited ‑‑Another quick aside ‑‑ More on related matters ‑‑ The centre of God’s will ‑‑ spend time with God ‑‑ Self check! ‑‑ Chapter Two: Mind programmes‑‑ …Fear ‑‑ Muscular and mental programmes‑‑It’s just a habit…kick it! ‑‑ Do the work‑Get the result ‑‑Four steps ‑‑ Self check! ‑‑ Characteristics check ‑‑Self check again! ‑‑ Chapter Three: Habitual fears‑a closer analysis ‑‑ Inner conversations‑introducing‑’Your tafia’ and ‘Truly you’ ‑‑ Awareness ‑‑ You can choose your source of feedback (aka diminishing your tafia) ‑‑ Home in ‑‑ Take authority shrink your fears ‑‑ Back to awareness ‑‑ Chapter Four: Choose to participate in the music ‑‑ Points of focus ‑‑ The immediacy of music B Chapter Five: Truly you ‑‑ Handing over to truly you.   Section Three, Chapter One: Corporate praise worship in Pentecostal churches ‑‑ Different musical styles in worship ‑‑ Chapter Two: Abandon yourself completely to God in worship ‑‑ Interference again ‑‑ Dig deeper ‑‑ Chapter Four: Starting to understand the anointing ‑‑Labour of love ‑‑ More on the anointing ‑‑ Corporate anointing ‑‑ Ask and receive ‑‑ Manifesting God’s anointing ‑‑ Another quick aside ‑‑ Your spirit ‑‑ Conclusion ‑‑FInal words ‑‑ End word ‑‑ Appendix.

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Robinson, C. Guy.  Whatever It Takes!: Setting the Atmosphere for Worship.  Tucson, AZ: Wheatmark, 2008.

Contents:  Preface‑‑ An inspired moment ‑‑ The covenant: the call to relationship ‑‑ Consecration: the call to life commitment ‑‑ Convocation: the call to unity ‑‑ Celebration: the call to boast in the Lord! ‑‑Closing thoughts ‑‑ References ‑‑ Biography.

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Bloomquist, Barbara.  Teaching Children to Worship.  Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2008.

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Kapp, Deborah J.  Worship Frames: How We Shape and Interpret our Experience of God. Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2008.

Frames ‑‑Frames define action ‑‑ Frames focus attention ‑‑ Frames shape community ‑‑

Frames articulate vocation ‑‑ Frames, worship, and change ‑‑ Strengthening worship frames.

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Kimball, Dan.  Sacred Space: A Hands‑On Guide to Creating Multisensory Worship Experiences for Youth Ministry.  Grand Rapids, MI: Youth Specialties, Zondervan, 2008.

Summary:  Sacred Space provides dozens of ideas to help students engage in scripture and apply the lesson to their own lives. You’ll find step‑by‑step instructions to create the space and experience necessary to draw your students into the scripture. Through art, listening, writing, and multi‑sensory prayer stations, your students will experience God’s Word in a whole new way.

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Willimon, William H.  A Guide to Preaching and Leading Worship.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.

Contents:  Sunday morning : evaluating and planning the service ‑‑ The service : effective liturgical leadership ‑‑ Public prayer : speaking and listening to God ‑‑ The table and the font : celebrating the Lord’s Supper and Baptism ‑‑ The Word in worship : how to construct a biblical sermon ‑‑ Giving the Word : sermon delivery ‑‑ Text and context : sermon planning and evaluation ‑‑ Getting everyone into the act : lay involvement in planning and evaluating worship.

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Schnase, Robert C.  Five Practices: Passionate Worship.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2008.

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Abernethy, Alexis D., ed.  Worship That Changes Lives: Multidisciplinary and Congregational Perspectives on Spiritual Transformation.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008.

Contents:  Introduction: Spiritual experience, worship, and transformation / Alexis D. Abernethy ‑‑ Part 1: Theology of worship ‑‑Worship as a locus for transformation / Clayton J. Schmit‑‑ The cumulative power of transformation in public worship : cultivating gratitude and expectancy for the Holy Spirit’s work / John D. Witvliet‑‑ Part 2: Worship and the arts ‑‑ Worship, dramatic arts, and the agogic moment / Todd Farley ‑‑ Dance and transformation : praising through brokenness to holiness in worship / Asha Ragin, Todd Farley, and Jo‑Ann Hoye‑‑ Transformation and the visual arts : a (Protestant) methodological inquiry into imagery and worship / William Dyrness‑‑ Rated “R” for mystery : worship lessons learned from the movies / Robert Johnston ‑‑ The Trinity encounter and all that jazz : can jazz transform us spiritually? / Tyson Chung and Charsie Sawyer ‑‑ Under the mango tree : worship, song, and spiritual transformation in Africa / Roberta R. King ‑‑ Part 3: Worship narratives and transformation ‑‑ Contemporary perspectives on worship : emerging forms of worship in the United States and United Kingdom / Ryan K. Bolger ‑‑ Transformational worship in the life of a church / Kenneth C. Ulmer ‑‑ A study of transformation in worship : psychological, cultural, and psychophysiological perspectives / Alexis D. Abernethy and Charlotte vanOyenWitvliet‑‑ The voice of the congregation : stories revealing the process of transformation / Alexis D. Abernethy ‑‑ Worship as transformed lives / Alvin Dueck‑‑ Call and response : authors’ commentary on lessons learned from the congregation / Alexis D. Abernethy ‑‑ Implications for theology, research, and worship practice / Alexis D. Abernethy.

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Bock, Susan K.  Liturgy For the Whole Church: Resources for Multigenerational Worship.  New York: Church Pub., 2008.

Contents:  Introduction: Church is for the child ‑‑ Theological foundations ‑‑ Children and worship ‑‑ Guidelines for pastors and liturgists ‑‑ Guidelines for parents and other adults ‑‑ A meditation on the child in church ‑‑ Preaching for the child ‑‑ A skit for grown‑ups and children ‑‑ Methods of storytelling ‑‑ Prayers of the people for the children of God ‑‑ The season of Advent ‑‑ Christmas ‑‑ Epiphany B Lent ‑‑ Easter ‑‑ The season after Pentecost ‑‑ All saints.

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Borchert, Gerald L.  Worship in the New Testament: Divine Mystery and Human Response. St. Louis, MO: Chalice Press, 2008.

Contents:  Testifying about Jesus : reflections on worship in the Gospels ‑‑ Devoted to the forming of new Christian worshiping communities : reflections on the Book of Acts ‑‑ Caring for and counseling the new Christian worshiping communities : reflections on the Pauline Epistles and Hebrews ‑‑ Pastoral concerns for worshiping communities : reflections on the Catholic Epistles ‑‑ Mysterious cosmic expectations of the new worshiping community : reflections on the Book of Revelation ‑‑ Concluding reflections on the New Testament canon and worship in the contemporary world.

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Cadena, Richard.  Lighting Design for Modern Houses of Worship.  Las Vegas, NV: Timeless Communications, 2008.

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Patterson, Dave.  Lessons for the Worship Team: A Resource for Pastors and Worship Leaders; leader’s manual.  Las Vegas, NV: ABCPublishing, 2008.

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Wigton, Don.  Holy Wars: Living Worship in the Cultural Storm.  Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2008.

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Johnson, Barry C.  A Change is Gonna’ Come: The Transformation of a Traditional To a Contemporary Worship Celebration.  Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2008.

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Harland, Mike.  Seven Words of Worship: The Key to a Lifetime of Experiencing God. Nashville, TN: LifeWay, 2008.

Contents:  Heart of worship ‑‑ Creation ‑‑Grace ‑‑ Love ‑‑ Response ‑‑ Expression ‑‑ Presence ‑‑ Experience.

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Bechtel, Carol M., ed.  Touching the Altar: The Old Testament for Christian Worship.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2008.

Contents:  Introduction / Carol M. Bechtel ‑‑ Sacred time: the sabbath and Christian worship / Dennis T. Olson ‑‑ Drama and the sacred: recovering the dramatic tradition in Scripture and worship / Thomas A. Boogaart‑‑ Isaiah in Christian liturgy: recovering textual contrasts and correcting theological astigmatism / John D. Witvliet‑‑ No explanations in the church: two sermons on the prophets / Ellen F. Davis ‑‑ Finding a treasure map: sacred space in the Old Testament / Corrine L. Carvalho‑‑ The hope of the poor: the Psalms in worship and our search for justice / J. Clinton McCann JrB Knowing our limits: Job’s wisdom on worship / Carol M. Bechtel

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Wallace, Robin Knowles.  Worshiping in the Small Membership Church.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2008.

Contents:  Worship : a convergence or meeting place ‑‑ Begin where you are : involving the congregation in worship leadership and participation ‑‑ Our context : the worship space ‑‑ Getting ready to plan the weekly service ‑‑ Planning the actual service ‑‑ Baptism and Communion ‑‑ The arts in worship ‑‑ Select ideas for congregations up to one hundred.

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Joyce, Derek.  When Will Jesus Be Enough?: Reclaiming the Power of Worship.  Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2008.

Contents:  Just give them Jesus! ‑‑ Worship worth giving your life for ‑‑ Reclaiming the power of worship through praise ‑‑ Reclaiming the power of worship through prayer ‑‑ Reclaiming the power of worship through study ‑‑ Reclaiming the power of worship through Communion ‑‑ Be willing to fail ‑‑ Be fearless.

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Chisum, John.  The 5 Keys to Engaging Worship: Transforming Worship From the Inside Out. Galax, VA: Engage! Press, 2008.

Contents:  Why I am a worship leader ‑‑ The five keys to engaging worship ‑‑ Key one: spiritual passion ‑‑ Key two: organization ‑‑ Key three: relationships ‑‑ Key four: personal growth ‑‑ Key five: living leadership ‑‑ The unseen key: leading by the spirit.

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Hamilton, Reid.  Better Get It in Your Soul: What Liturgists Can Learn From Jazz.  New York, NY: Church Pub., 2008.

Contents:  Introduction ‑‑  Jazz liturgy 101 ‑‑  Planning and celebrating jazz liturgy : harmolodics and homiletics ‑‑  A jazz mass : Constance and her companions ‑‑  Collaboration between musician and priest/pastor ‑‑  Diversity and context ‑‑  Liturgical space is part of your context ‑‑  The theology of singing and an exploration of style ‑‑  Where can we find the musicians? ‑‑  Sources‑‑  Church musician : gig or calling?

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Boone, Dan.  The Worship Plot: Finding Unity in Our Common Story.  Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2007.

Contents:  Entrance: locating ourselves ‑‑ The bad news ‑‑ The good news ‑‑ The response of the people ‑‑ The blessing.

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Prince, Derek.  Entering the Presence of God: Moving Beyond Praise & Thanksgiving To True Worship.  New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 2007.

Contents:  An attitude in God’s presence ‑‑ Our appropriate response ‑‑ In spirit and in truth ‑‑ The pattern of the tabernacle : the outer court ‑‑ The pattern of the tabernacle : the holy place ‑‑ The pattern of the tabernacle : the Holy of Holies ‑‑ Four blessings of the new covenant ‑‑ Four requirements of true worshipers ‑‑ Our physical attitude of worship ‑‑ The inevitability of worship ‑‑ Worshiping at the throne.

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Arnold, Talitha.  Worship For Vital Congregations.  Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2007.

Contents:  Introduction: When does worship begin? ‑‑ The river of life ‑‑ What is worship? ‑‑ No tangible goods or services : why worship? ‑‑ Sacred rhythm : structure and elements ‑‑ A pilgrimage in time : the year in worship ‑‑ The Word as sacrament : preaching ‑‑ Bread, water, and infinity : the sacraments ‑‑ “Sing alleluia‑‑ and keep on walking” : music in worship ‑‑ Friends and neighbors : being the worshipping community ‑‑ Hope is a muscle : keeping worship vital.

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Irvine, Christopher, ed. The Use of Symbols in Worship.  London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2007.

Contents:  1. The language of symbols / Christopher Irvine ‑‑ 2. Water / Christopher Irvine ‑‑ 3. Oil / Simon Jones ‑‑ 4. Light / Christopher Irvine ‑‑ 5. Incense / Benjamin Gordon‑Taylor ‑‑ 6. Weddings and funerals / Sarah Farrimond.

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Hooper, William L.  Worship Leadership for Worship Leaders.  Petersburg, VA: Alexander Publishing, 2007.

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Logan, Andrew P.  Plugging Into Real Worship: Why We Must Do It.  Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2007.

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Brackett, Everol.  The Fundamentals of Praise and Worship.  Wilmington, DE: Cornerstone Pub. Inc., 2007.

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Graybeal, Lynda L.  Prayer and Worship: A Spiritual Formation Guide.  New York, NY: HarperOne, 2007.

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Henderson, Bobby.  Understanding Praise and Worship.  Charlotte, NC: LifeBridge Books, 2007.

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Getty, Keith.  Institute for Christian Worship Lectures, 2007, Feb. 22 [DVD videorecording]. [SBTS], 2007.

Contents:  Pt. 1. New Irish hymns ; Pt. 2. The making of worship songs for the modern church.

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Stella, Constance E.  Wiring Your Church for Worship.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2007.

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Noland, Rory.  The Worshiping Artist: Equipping You and Your Ministry Team To Lead Others in Worship.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007.

Contents:  Worshiping in spirit ‑‑ Worshiping in truth ‑‑ Learning from ancient worship leaders.

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Labberton, Mark.  The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice.  Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2007.

Contents:  What’s at stake in worship? ‑‑ The real battle over worship ‑‑ False dangers ‑‑ Real dangers ‑‑ Waking up to where we live ‑‑ Doing justice starts with rest ‑‑ When worship talks to power ‑‑ Dwelling in exodus or in exile? ‑‑An imagination for justice ‑‑ Living awake ‑‑ Epilogue.

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Gaines, Steve.  When God Comes To Church: Experiencing the Fullness of His Presence. Nashville, TN: B&H, 2007.

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Stapert, Calvin.  A New Song for An Old World: Musical Thought in the Early Church.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2007.

Contents:  Prelude: honor father and mother ‑‑ The song of the church in the New Testament ‑‑ The church in a pagan society ‑‑ Clement of Alexandria : musical cosmology and composed manners ‑‑ Tertullian : pagan spectacles and Christian households ‑‑ Expansion and persecution, triumph and trouble ‑‑ St. Ambrose : administrator and mystic ‑‑ St. John Chrysostom : Christian households amid the devil’s garbage heap ‑‑ Rejection : the music of a pagan world ‑‑ Affirmation : Psalms and hymns ‑‑ St. Augustine : the problems of eloquence and inordinate love.

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Sacks, Cheryl.  The Prayer Saturated Church: A Comprehensive Handbook for Prayer Leaders. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2007.

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Kenoly, Ron.  The Priority of Praise & Worship: Learning To Give Back To God.  Panama City, FL: Parsons Publishing House, 2007.

Contents:  Introduction‑‑ Relationship: the first priority ‑‑ What does God receive in our church services? ‑‑ Why is it important to worship God? ‑‑What is praise? ‑‑ Word study on praise ‑‑What is worship? B Balanced with the Word ‑‑ Songs of worship ‑‑Worship or work ‑‑ New Testament worship ‑‑Worship in spirit & truth ‑‑ Praise & worship: my priority.

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Neyrey, Jerome H.  Give God the Glory: Ancient Prayer and Worship in Cultural Perspective. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2007.

Contents:  “Supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings” (1 Timothy 2:1) ‑‑ Prayer, in other words : reading with cultural lenses ‑‑ Five New Testament prayers, in other words ‑‑ Praise of God’s uniqueness, who is “first,” “only,” and “no one else” ‑‑ Worship, in other words : appropriate cultural models ‑‑ Worship in the Fourth Gospel : a cultural interpretation of John 14‑17 ‑‑ The Didache and Justin’s First apology : descriptions of Christian worship.

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Farhadian, Charles E. Christian Worship Worldwide: Expanding Horizons, Deepening Practices.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2007.

Contents:  Beyond lambs and logos : Christianity, cultures, and worship worldwide / Charles E. Farhadian‑‑ The Ephesians moment in worldwide worship : a meditation on Revelation 21 and Ephesians 2 / Andrew Walls ‑‑ Worship among apostles and Zionists in southern Africa, Zimbabwe / Dana Robert and InusDaneel‑‑ The Mar Thoma Christians of Kerala : a study of the relationship between liturgy and mission in the Indian context / Philip Wickeri‑‑ A traditional thanksgiving festival in South Korea : Chusok / SeungJoongJoo‑‑ Worship and culture in Latin America / Miguel A. Palomino and Samuel Escobar ‑‑ Worship in the Amazon : the case of the Aguaruna Evangelical Church / Robert Priest ‑‑ Celebrating Pentecost in Leauva’a : worship, symbols, and dance in Samoa / Thomas Kane, CSP ‑‑ Worship as mission : the personal and social ends of West Papuan worship in the glory hut / Charles E. Farhadian‑‑ Participation in worship, worship‑full hearts : a meditation on Luke 7 and Matthew 15 / OgbuKalu‑‑ Praying globally : pitfalls and possibilities of cross‑cultural liturgical appropriation / C. Michael Hawn ‑‑ Liturgical theology and criticism : things of heaven and things of the earth : some reflections on worship, world Christianity, and culture / Bryan D. Spinks ‑‑ Interfaith comparison and assessment : Muslim worship : interfaith assets and                  ecumenical shortcomings / LaminSanneh‑‑ Afterword : Inculturation, worship, and dispositions for ministry / John D. Witvliet‑‑ Appendix : The Nairobi statement.

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Bradshaw, Paul, ed. Foundations in Ritual Studies: A Reader for Students of Christian Worship. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2007.

Contents:  An open letter / Romano Guardini‑‑ Ritual / Mark Searle ‑‑ For our own purposes : the appropriation of the social sciences in liturgical studies / John D. Witvliet‑‑ Purity and danger ; Natural symbols / Mary Douglas ‑‑Liminality and communitas ; The forest of symbols / Victor Turner ‑‑ New directions in ritual research / Nathan D. Mitchell ‑‑ Modes of ritual sensibility ; Liturgical supinity, liturgical erectitude : on the embodiment of ritual authority / Ronald L. Grimes ‑‑ Ritual, change, and changing rituals ; The authority of ritual experts / Catherine Bell ‑‑ Liturgical theology : a task and a method / Margaret Mary Kelleher.

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Byrd, Terriel R.  I shall not Be Moved: Racial Separation in Christian Worship.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2007.

Contents:  The emergence of the church and its place in American society ‑‑‑ The role of the Black church in a fragmented society ‑‑ The American family, church tradition and theology ‑‑ Sacred, secular, or merely sinful ‑‑ The high cost of reconciliation ‑‑ The fanciful interplay of color and culture ‑‑ The layers of meaning found in religious worldviews ‑‑ The 21st century church: a covenant community ‑‑ Changed attitudes: transformed church ‑‑ A final word on the theology of integration ‑‑ Group discussion questions.

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Edie, Fred P.  Book, Bath, Table, and Time: Christian Worship As Source and Resource for Youth Ministry.  Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2007.

Contents:  Christian worship as the generative context for youth ministry ‑‑ Finding themselves at the table : youth practice God’s presence, identity, and their own vocations through Eucharistic worship ‑‑ Being creative and creative being : art, incarnation, and youth’s embodied communion with God and neighbor ‑‑ The book becomes script : youth practice storied performances of the Bible B Contemplating the bath : doing baptismal theology with youth through the Ordo‑‑ Believing in time : forming youth through prayerful temporal rhythms ‑‑Ordo‑nary practice : youth live liturgically in the world ‑‑ Plunging in : baptismal vocation and youth’s ministry.

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Prentice, David A.  Loaves & Fishes Worship Team Planning: Transforming Small Church Resources Into Quality Music Ministry.  Baltimore, MD: Publish America,  2007.

Contents:  Introduction ‑‑ Objectives & essentials ‑‑ Starting the song ‑‑Song navigation ‑‑ Platform set‑up issues ‑‑ Musicianship ‑‑ Rehearsals: objectives & essentials ‑‑ Worship styles ‑‑ Sheet music B Recruiting ‑‑ Sound ‑‑ Worship ministry ‑‑ “The sacred trust” ‑‑ Reference materials and websites.

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Hayford, Jack W.  The Reward of Worship: The Joy of Fellowship With A Personal God.  Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books, 2007.

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Ellis, Christopher, ed.  Gathering for Worship: Patterns and Prayers for the Community of Disciples.  Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2007.

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Ritchie, Daniel F. N.  The Regulative Principle of Worship: Explained and Applied.  Maitland, FL: Xulon Press, 2007.

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Costen, Melva Wilson.  African American Christian Worship.  Rev. ed.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2007.

Contents:  Preface: A call to worship ‑‑ A theology of African American worship ‑‑ The African religious heritage ‑‑ Worship in the invisible institution ‑‑ Praise house worship ‑‑ Rituals, sacraments, and ordinances ‑‑ Origins and practices of African American denominations and congregations ‑‑ How music, preaching, and prayer shape contemporary African American ‑‑ Worship ‑‑Worship as empowerment.

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Wright, Gary Douglas.  Worship Awakening: An Urgent Message for the Dying American Church. Enumclaw, WA: WinePress Pub., 2007.

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Miller, Barbara Day.  The New Pastor’s Guide To Leading Worship.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2006.

Contents:  The pastor as leader : preparing to lead ‑‑ Leading worship on your first Sunday ‑‑ Rituals : the “way we do it here” ‑‑ Leading in the worship service ‑‑ Leading the prayers : praying with the people B Leading at the table : Holy Communion ‑‑ Leading at the font : Baptism ‑‑ Leading through seasons and times : the Christian year ‑‑ Leading with musicians ‑‑ Leading worship with the hymnal : singing a new song ‑‑ Leading an expanded practice : reflection on the patterns ‑‑ Leading the people into leadership : expanding and renewing ‑‑ Leading the preparation : planning together ‑‑ The pastor as leader : ongoing work.

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Pilavachi, Mike.  When Necessary, Use Words: Changing Lives Through Worship, Justice and Evangelism.  Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2006.

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Getty, Keith.  Institute for Christian Worship Lectures, 2006, Mar. 27‑28 [DVD videorecording]. [SBTS], 2006.

Contents:  World music for the universal church / Keith Getty ‑‑ Irish hymns : a singing faith for the worshiping church ; A musical and poetic vernacular for worship : finding a heart language for the modern church / Keith and Kristyn Getty.

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Segler, Franklin M.  Christian Worship: Its Theology and Practice.  Nashville, TN: Broadman& Holman, 2006.

Contents:  The meaning of worship ‑‑ What is worship? ‑‑ Biblical foundations ‑‑ Historical backgrounds ‑‑ A theology of worship ‑‑ A psychology of worship ‑‑Worship, renewal, and the world ‑‑ Community and worship ‑‑ Postmodernism and worship ‑‑ Expressing worship ‑‑ Music in worship ‑‑ Prayer in worship ‑‑ Verbal communication in worship ‑‑ Learning styles and worship ‑‑ Children in worship ‑‑ Baptism and the Lord’s Supper ‑‑ Other acts of worship ‑‑ The use of symbols ‑‑ Architecture, acoustics, and worship ‑‑ The Christian year and other special days ‑‑ The arts in worship ‑‑ Rites of passage ‑‑ Planning and leading worship ‑‑ Planning the order of worship ‑‑ Leading worship ‑‑ Managing and leading worship change ‑‑ The ordinary of the mass ‑‑ Weeding policies ‑‑ Copyright guidelines: the United States Copyright Law.

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Ross, Allen P.  Recalling the Hope of Glory: Biblical Worship From the Garden To the New Creation.  Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 2006.

Contents:  Worshipping the God of glory ‑‑ The memory of paradise ‑‑ Worship with proclamation: the development of true worship in a religious world ‑‑ Worship with sacrifice: the establishment of sanctity in worship ‑‑Worship as praise: the provision for celebration in worship ‑‑Worship reformed: prophetic rebukes and reforms ‑‑ Worship transformed: the new setting of worship and the new covenant B Worship in Christ: patterns of worship in the early church ‑‑ The perfection of worship in glory ‑‑ Basic principles for more glorious worship.

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Scheer, Greg.  The Art of Worship: A Musician’s Guide To Leading Modern Worship.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006.

Contents:  Introduction: My journey into worship (or, confessions of a failed rock star). About this book ; Defining the terms ‑‑ Setting the stage. Assess your church’s situation ; Spread the vision ; Attend to details ‑‑ Assembling the team. Recruiting ; Interviewing ; Establishing a new worship team ‑‑ Building repertoire. Repertoire is theology ; Analyzing repertoire ; Evaluating song quality ; Finding new praise songs ; Introducing new music ‑‑ Planning worship. The art of worship ; Understanding service structure ; Adapting structure and style ; Practical worship‑planning techniques ; Modulation types ‑‑ Making music. The role of the worship team ; Vocalists ; Vocal harmony ; Guitar ; Piano ; Bass ; Drums ; Brass, woodwinds and strings ; Keyboards ; Using what god has given you ; Informing your ear ; Putting it all together ‑‑ Timeless hymns in a contemporary context. A case for context ; Study the original hymn’s text ; Study the original hymn’s music ; Establish the groove ; Change chords ; Embellish ‑‑ Rehearsing and leading. Preparing for rehearsal ; Rehearsing ; Leading worship ‑‑ Looking to the future. A new generation of worshipers ; The next generation of worship leaders.

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Butzu, David A.  Generations of Praise: The History of Worship.  Joplin, MO: College Press Pub. Co., 2006.

Contents:  Jewish backgrounds to Christian worship ‑‑Worship in the New Testament ‑‑

The first three centuries ‑‑ The empire: 312‑600 ‑‑ Worship in the Eastern churches ‑‑ The Western church in the Middle Ages ‑‑ Worship Reformations: 1600‑1800 ‑‑ Post‑Reformation developments ‑‑ The nineteenth century ‑‑ The twentieth century ‑‑ The present and trends.

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Berglund, Brad.  Reinventing Worship: Prayers, Readings, Special Services, and More.  Valley Forge: Judson Press, 2006.

Contents:  Introduction ‑‑ Leading worship ‑‑ Prayers and blessings for worship ‑‑ Opening ‑‑ Confessing ‑‑ Lamenting ‑‑ Healing and reconciling ‑‑ Celebrating the congregation ‑‑ Celebrating the family B Responding ‑‑ Sending ‑‑ Seasonal resources ‑‑Resources for weddings and funerals ‑‑ Miscellaneous resources.

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White, Susan J.  Foundations of Christian Worship.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.

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Chan, Simon.  Liturgical Theology: The Church As Worshiping Community.  Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2006

Contents:  The ontology of the church ‑‑ The worship of the church ‑‑ The shape of the liturgy ‑‑ The liturgy as ecclesial practice ‑‑ The catechumenate ‑‑ The Sunday liturgy ‑‑ Active participation.

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Glick, Robert P.  With All Thy Mind: Worship That Honors the Way God Made Us.  Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2006.

Contents:  The human brain ‑‑ Historical survey of holistic brain issues ‑‑ The biblical call for hemispheric balance ‑‑ Worshiping with words ‑‑ Song, sacrament, and symbols ‑‑ Denominational ethos ‑‑ Reflections from an English cathedral ‑‑ Roadblocks to holistic worship ‑‑ The well‑tempered worship service.

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Mitchell, Nathan.  Meeting Mystery: Liturgy, Worship, Sacraments.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2006.

Contents:  The hyper‑reality of worship ‑‑ Polyphony : the languages of liturgy.

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Muchow, Rick.  The Worship Answer Book: More Than A Music Experience.  Nashville, TN: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2006.

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Hodges, Houston.  Faith Alive: Interactive Worship for the Great New Church.  Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse, 2006.

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Bush, Peter George.  Where 20 Or 30 Are Gathered: Leading Worship in the Small Church. Herndon, VA : Alban Institute, 2006.

Contents:  Blest be the tie that binds : models of congregational ministry ‑‑ Jesus, where’er thy people meet : the joys and challenges of small‑church worship ‑‑ To God be the glory : best worship practices in small congregations ‑‑ Ride on! ride on : best practices in the multi‑point charge ‑‑ Savior, like a shepherd lead us : best practices when there is no settled minister ‑‑ O breath of life, come sweeping through us : a model for tomorrow’s small congregations.

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Hotz, Kendra G.  Shaping the Christian Life: Worship and the Religious Affections.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.

Contents:  An introduction to the religious affections ‑‑ Four features of the religious affections ‑‑ Fallen religious affections ‑‑ Redeemed religious affections ‑‑ Religious affections and the work of the church B The structure of worship: gathering, abiding, sending ‑‑ Prayer ‑‑ The service of the Word ‑‑ Sacraments.

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Wainwright, Geoffrey, ed.  The Oxford History of Christian Worship.  New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Contents:  Christian worship : scriptural basis and theological frame / Geoffrey Wainwright ‑‑ The apostolic tradition / Maxwell E. Johnson ‑‑ The empire baptized / John F. Baldwin ‑‑ The ancient Oriental churches / Christine Chaillot‑‑ Excursus : the Maronites / Lucas Van Rompay‑‑ The conversion of the nations / Michael S. Driscoll ‑‑ Western Christendom / Timothy Thibodeau‑‑ Byzantine and Slavic Orthodoxy / Alexander Rentel‑‑ Reforms, Protestant and Catholic / Nathan D. Mitchell ‑‑ The age of revolutions / Conrad L. Donakowski‑‑ The Lutheran tradition in German lands / Hans‑Christoph Schmidt‑Lauber‑‑ The Lutheran tradition in Scandinavia / Nils‑Henrik ‑‑ The Reformed tradition / in Continental Europe : Switzerland, France, and Germany / Bruno Bürki‑‑ The Reformed tradition in the Netherlands / Harry Klaassens‑‑ The Reformed tradition in Scotland / Duncan B. Forrester ‑‑ The Reformed tradition in Korea / Seung‑JoongJoo and Kyeong‑Jin Kim ‑‑ Anglicans and dissenters / Bryan D. Spinks ‑‑ The church of South India / Samson Prabhakar‑‑ The Uniting Church in Australia / Robert W. Gribben‑‑ Mennonites / John Rempel‑‑ Baptists in Britain / Christopher Ellis B            Pentecostal and charismatic worship / Telford Work ‑‑ North America / Karen B. Westerfield Tucker ‑‑ Roman Catholics in Hispanic America / Jaime Lara ‑‑ Mainline Protestants in Latin America / Wilhelm Wachholz‑‑ Mission and inculturation : East Asia and the Pacific / Anscar J. Chupungco‑‑ Mission and inculturation : Africa / Nwaka Chris Egbulem‑‑ The liturgical movement and Catholic ritual revision / André Haquin‑‑ Ecumenical convergences / Geoffrey Wainwright ‑‑ Women in worship / Teresa Berger ‑‑ Liturgical music / William T. Flynn ‑‑ The spatial setting / James F. White ‑‑ Visual arts / MarchitaMauck‑‑ Vestments and objects / Joanne M. Pierce ‑‑ Retrospect and prospect / Geoffrey Wainwright and Karen B. Westerfield Tucker.

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Crowley, Eileen D.  A Moving Word: Media Art in Worship.  Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress, 2006.

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Lachman, David, ed.  Worship in the Presence of God: A Collection of Essays on the Nature, Elements, and Historic Views and Practice of Worship.  Fellsmere, FL: Reformation Media and Press, 2006.

Contents:  What is worship / Frank J. Smith ‑‑ The fear of the Lord in worship / Herman Hanko‑‑ The dialogical nature of worship in the Old Testament / E. Clark Copeland ‑‑ “Hear ye Him”: Worship in the New Testament / R. Sherman Isbell ‑‑ Second Commandment / William Young ‑‑ Christian liberty and worship / David C. Lachman‑‑ Family worship / Douglas F. Kelly ‑‑ An introduction to the elements  of worship / Frank J. Smith ‑‑ The reading of the Scriptures / Louis F. DeBoer‑‑ Worship and preaching / Henry Krabbendam‑‑ Song in public worship / John Murray ‑‑ The singing of praise / Frank J. Smith ‑‑ Prayer regulated by God’s Word / A. Michael Schneider, III ‑‑ The administration of the sacraments / Kerry W. “Pete” Hurst ‑‑ The occasional elements of worship / J. Cameron Fraser B History and worship / Frank J. Smith ‑‑ The Reformed creeds and the reconstruction of Christian worship / C. Gregg Singer ‑‑ John Knox and the reformation of worship in the Scottish Reformation / Kevin Reed ‑‑ “The acceptable way of worshipping the true God” / Thomas G. Reid, Jr. ‑‑ About the authors ‑‑ The OPC majority report on the content of worship song.

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Hubley, John W.  Running the River of Praise: Wading in Pools of Worship.  Phoenix, AZ: Mindheart Foundation for Biblical Study, 2006.

“This volume is a report of textual studies on praise and worship recorded sequentially from Genesis to Revelation. By textual studies I mean a historical‑grammatical exegesis of the Hebrew and Greek words translated as praise and worship in the English Bible. It identifies the meaningful and practical dictinction between praise and worship, including their evolutionary development in the history of Israel and the early life of the churches.” p. xiii.

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Stratford, Tim, ed.  Worship Window of the Urban Church.  London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 2006.

Contents:  Regeneration and the kingdom of heaven / John Austin ‑‑ ‘Singing the Lord’s song’ / Kathy Galloway ‑‑ Liturgy as the people’s work / John Vincent ‑‑ Seeing with God’s eyes / Martin Wallace ‑‑ Apt liturgy: to lift eyes above the horizon / Ann Morisy and Ann Jeffries ‑‑ Worship on Upper Street, Islington / Graham Kings ‑‑ A triangle of stories / Mark Waters ‑‑ Urban worship: rooted in reality, routed through the people / Erica Dummow‑‑ Using worship to negotiate an action reflection cycle / Tim Stratford

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Redman, Matt.  Inside Out Worship.  Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2005.

Contents:  Insights : inside, out worship / Darlene Zschech‑‑ Worship‑leading essentials (pt. 1) : the gentle persuasion of authority / Matt Redman ‑‑ Insights : pictures of Jesus / Don Williams ‑‑ Psalm 119 : inseparable: the essential link between worship and word / Louie Giglio‑‑ Insights : remembering the story / J. D. Walt ‑‑ Worship‑leading essentials (pt 2) : the awakening power of truth / Matt Redman ‑‑ Insights : choosing songs / Todd Proctor ‑‑ When the tears fall / Tim Hughes ‑‑ Insights : worship and suffering / Beth Redman ‑‑ Spiritual conversations outside the sanctuary / Sally Morgenthaler‑‑ Insights : remembering the poor / Nigel Morris ‑‑ Worship‑leading essentials (pt. 3) : the shepherding instincts of a pastor / Matt Redman ‑‑ Insights : relationship and team / Brian Houston ‑‑ Understanding worship in the New Testament (pt. 1) / Chris Jack ‑‑ Insights : worshipping the trinity / Chris Cocksworth‑‑ Making our worship more trinitarian / Robin Parry ‑‑ Insights : worship and community / David Ruis‑‑ Worship‑leading essentials (pt. 4) : the adventurous pursuit of creativity / Matt Redman ‑‑ Insights : relational accountability / Charlie Hall ‑‑ Psalm 16 : glory: it’s what you’re talking about / Louie Giglio‑‑ Insights : intentional relationship / David Crowder ‑‑ Understanding worship in the New Testament (pt. 2) / Chris Jack ‑‑ Insights : heart and mind / Jack Hayford‑‑ “You’ve got mail” / Paul Baloche‑‑ Insights : healthy sound‑checks / Andrew Philip ‑‑ Worship leading essentials (pt. 5) : the powerful insights of the prophetic / Matt Redman ‑‑ Insights : leading boldly but humbly / Chris Tomlin ‑‑ Psalming : becoming fluent in the language of worship / J. D. Walt ‑‑ Insights : songwriting / Tim Hughes ‑‑ Worship : cleansing the Christian mind / Don Williams ‑‑ Insights : loving God / Mike Pilavachi‑‑ Worship‑leading essentials (pt. 6) : the brave perseverance of a visionary / Matt Redman ‑‑ Insights : unity / George Barna‑‑ Understanding worship in the New Testament (pt. 3) / Chris Jack ‑‑ Insights : creating community / Cindy Rethmeier‑‑ Worship‑leading essentials (pt. 7) : the irreplaceable quality of humility / Matt Redman ‑‑ Insights : training up others / EoghanHeaslip‑‑ Worship‑leading essentials (pt. 8) : the kingdom mind‑set of a mentor / Matt Redman ‑‑ Insights : building a team / Reuben Morgan ‑‑ Psalm 2 : worship for the nations / Don Williams ‑‑ Insights : the biblical roots of drumming / Terl Bryant ‑‑ Understanding worship in the New Testament (pt. 4) / Chris Jack ‑‑ Insights : congregational worship as a journey / Matt Redman ‑‑ Worship‑leading essentials (pt. 9) : the constant expectation of the heavenly / Matt Redman ‑‑ 9 to 5 or 24/7? / Robin Mark ‑‑ Worship‑leading essentials (pt. 10) : the biblical perspective of the big picture / Matt Redman.

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McMahan, Candace, ed. Engaging Worship: 20 Blueprints for Experiential Church Services.  Loveland, CO: Group Pub., 2005.

Contents:  The Spirit comes ‑‑ Weather the storms ‑‑ The persecuted church ‑‑ “He has removed our transgressions” ‑‑ Good ‘n’ plenty ‑‑ Taste the deep ‑‑ Infinitely creative Creator ‑‑ Tabernacle worship B Excavating the soul ‑‑ Face to face with God’s holiness ‑‑ Fear of commitment ‑‑ Hope ‑‑ Intentional living ‑‑ Kerygma ‑‑ Made special ‑‑ Reflection ‑‑ Remembering ‑‑ Redeemed ‑‑ Spoken word worship ‑‑ What God wants.

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Navarro, Kevin J.  The Complete Worship Service: Creating a Taste of Heaven On Earth.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2005.

Contents:  Longing for heaven ‑‑Heaven‑‑ A taste of heaven, the worship service ‑‑ Quality matters ‑‑ You’ve gotta be there ‑‑ Outreach marketing ‑‑ Parking, outside signage, and attendants ‑‑ Developing dynamic guest care teams and systems ‑‑ The worship center ‑‑ Music and the arts ‑‑ The Word of God ‑‑ The Eucharist ‑‑ Thanksgiving as the consummation of joy.

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Waltz, Mark L.  First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences in Your Church.  Loveland, CO: Group Pub., 2005.

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Rognlien, Bob.  Experiential Worship: Encountering God With Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2005.

Contents:  The greatest commandment : experiential worship is not optional! Why is worship so important? ; Worship and identity ; Worship and personal transformation ‑‑StrengthWorship : engaging and transforming the body. Physical matters! ; Engaging the senses in worship ; Creating space and opportunity for physical worship ‑‑MindWorship : engaging and transforming the intellect. Comprehending the incomprehensible ; From truth to understanding ; Strategies to connect with the mind ; Tools to connect with the mind ‑‑SoulWorship : engaging and transforming the emotions. Feeling our worship ; What are we afraid of? ; The power of emotion ; Art and the soul ‑‑HeartWorship : engaging and transforming the will. To do or not to do? ; Inviting a response ; What kind of response? ‑‑Making it happen! : a pathway for implementing experiential worship. Overcoming roadblocks to change ; From theory to practice ; Step one : worship themes ; Step two : creative collaboration ; Step three : implementation ; Step four : designing an order ; Step five : leading experientially ; Step six : evaluation ‑‑ Conclusion : further up and further in.

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Ward, Pete.  Selling Worship: How What We Sing Has Changed the Church.  Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster Press, 2005.

Contents:  Introduction‑‑Part one ‑ The Story of the Songs ‑‑ 1. The Means and the Early Days: Youth Praise and MGO ‑‑ 2. The Jesus Movement Has Landed ‑‑ 3. The Spreading Culture of Worship ‑‑ 4. The Shift to Worship ‑‑ 5. The Growing Market ‑‑ 6. Merchandising, Mergers, and Ministry ‑‑ Part Two ‑ Singing the Story ‑‑ 7. Teaching to Worship: Youth Praise and Sound of living Waters ‑‑ 8. Marching to Intimacy: Songs of Fellowship, Graham Kendrick and Songs of the Vineyard ‑‑ 9. The Heart of Worship: The Survivor Songbook ‑‑ Part Three ‑ Worship: A Critical Appreciation ‑‑ 10. Worship and Culture ‑‑ 11. Participation: From Folk to Fan ‑‑ 12. Songs as narratives of Encounter

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Sample, Tex.  Powerful Persuasion: Multimedia Witness in Christian Worship.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2005.

Contents:  Practicing the story ‑‑ Pitching tent ‑‑ Multisensory, multimedia rhetoric ‑‑Imagophobia and the use of images ‑‑ Sound as music and beat ‑‑ Let there be light ‑‑ Movement and dance ‑‑ Figural ensemble in performance, story, and immersion ‑‑ The prophetic use of figure in Hebrew poetry ‑‑ The prophetic use of figure in electronic culture ‑‑ Critical immersion.

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Miller, Karen Farish.  Brief Dramas for Worship: Twelve Ready‑To‑Use Scripts.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2005.

Contents:  The Bethlehem child : children in poverty / by Brenda Motley Newman ‑‑ Eli’s wife : a husband’s tale brings hope for peace / by Brenda Motley Newman ‑‑ Caroline : a waitress receives the living water of acceptance and hope / by Brenda Motley Newman ‑‑ Mary : daring to hope again / by Karen Farish Miller ‑‑ Martha : prescription for peace / by Karen Farish Miller ‑‑ Lydia : a witness to the power of Christ to open hearts, open minds, and open doors / by Karen Farish Miller ‑‑ Mary Fletcher : a young woman’s faith leads to holiness and reform / by Brenda Motley Newman ‑‑ Storm‑tossed family and dried‑up hope : Jesus’ power over storms / by Brenda Motley Newman ‑‑ Margaret : a grieving mother yearns for her wayward son / by Brenda Motley Newman ‑‑ Mattie May : a mountain woman’s tale of a gracious plenty / by Karen Farish Miller ‑‑ Bathsheba and King Dave : the bigger the ego, the harder the fall / by Karen Farish Miller ‑‑ Esther : chosen for such a time as this / by Karen Farish Miller.

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Brueggemann, Walter.  Worship in Ancient Israel: An Essential Guide.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2005.

Contents:  OrthodoxYahwism in dialogic modes ‑‑ The gestures of worship and sacrifice ‑‑ The utterance of YHWH in worship ‑‑ The utterance of Israel in worship ‑‑Worship : Israel at “play”.

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De Waal Malefyt, Norma.  Designing Worship Together: Models and Strategies for Worship Planning.  Herndon, VA: Alban Institute, 2005.

Contents:  The case for collaboration ‑‑ Structuring the planning process ‑‑ Writing a congregational worship statement ‑‑ Planning the worship calendar ‑‑ Weekly worship planning ‑‑ Worship evaluation B Appendix A : resources for group study ‑‑ Appendix B : when you worship with us.

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Van Dyk, Leanne, ed.  A More Profound Alleluia: Theology and Worship in Harmony.  Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2005.

Contents:   The opening of worship : Trinity /  John D. Witvliet‑‑  Confession and assurance : sin and grace /  William A. Dyrness‑‑  Proclamation : revelation, Christology /  Leanne Van Dyk‑‑  Creeds and prayers : ecclesiology /  Ronald P. Byars‑‑  Eucharist : eschatology /  Martha L. Moore‑Keish‑‑  Ending of worship : ethics /  David L. Stubbs.

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Howard, Donald W.  Renewal of Worship: Caring For the People: A Resource Guide.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2005.

Contents:  Introduction: Understanding worship and the role of pastoral care ‑‑ Worship as pastoral care ‑‑ The role of the pastor: preacher, priest, or caregiver? ‑‑The role of the laity: from fear to faith ‑‑ Getting into the field: sower, cultivator, or gleaner? ‑‑ Bringing in the sheaves: meaningful worship for today’s faithful ‑‑ Liturgy: “the work of the people” ‑‑ Introduction to the sacraments: signs and seals of  grace ‑‑ The sacrament of holy baptism and rededication of vows ‑‑ The sacrament of the Lord’s supper ‑‑ An introduction to the special services: hatched, matched, and dispatched ‑‑ Special service: hatched‑‑holy baptism ‑‑ Special service: matched‑‑marriage ‑‑ Special service: dispatched‑‑the funeral and memorial service, committal service, difficult circumstances: suicide and the pastor’s responsibility, children and death ‑‑ Prayer: a most int[i]mate time, yet the most feared and misunderstood ‑‑ Music in the service of worship ‑‑ Special days and seasons: bane or  blessing? The liturgical year ‑‑A final word: pastoral care means meaningful worship.

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Dittmer, Terry.  For All the Saints: Involving Youth in Worship.  Saint Louis, MO: Concordia Pub. House, 2005.

Contents:  It’s time to worship ‑‑ How worship is organized ‑‑ The liturgy : the sum of its parts ‑‑ What about music? ‑‑Decorating for worship ‑‑ Other times to worship and praise God ‑‑ Cheers, litanies, and prayers.

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Byrd, Rob Robert.  Biblical Worship: Is It What You Think?  Enumclaw, WA: Winepress Publishing, 2005.

Contents:  Acknowledgments‑‑ pt.1. Background: Introduction ‑‑ Words have meaning ‑‑ Continuous improvement ‑‑ pt. 2. Worship versus fellowship: Worship word study ‑‑What does the Bible mean when it says worship? ‑‑Together word study ‑‑ pt.3. Implications of Biblical worship: Priority and purpose of assembly ‑‑ Disadvantages of buildings as places of worship ‑‑ Bureaucracy of the modern church organization ‑‑ pt.4. Implementing Biblical worship: Overcoming disadvanages of buildings ‑‑Keeping the Spirit alive ‑‑ Appendix A, Discussion/application questions ‑‑ Appendix B, Non‑ participant observation of the worship hour ‑‑ Appendix C, Multicontextual nature of the word church ‑‑ Appendix D, Etiology of current building/worship practice ‑‑ Bibliography.

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Ritchie, James H.  Always in Rehearsal: The Practice of Worship and the Presence of Children. Nashville, TN: Discipleship Resources, 2005.

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Haugen, Marty.  To Serve As Jesus Did: A Ministerial Model for Worship Teams and Leaders. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, 2005.

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Kroeker, Charlotte Y. Music in Christian Worship: At the Service of the Liturgy.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2005.

Contents:  Thinking about church music / Nicholas P. Wolterstorff‑‑ Sounding the symbols of faith : exploring the nonverbal languages of Christian worship / Don E. Saliers‑‑ Musical mystagogy : catechizing through the sacred acts / Michael S. Driscoll ‑‑ An anniversary song : Pope John Paul II’s 2003 chirograph for the centenary of Tra le sollecitudini / Jan Michael Joncas‑‑ Forward steps and side steps in a walk‑through of Christian hymnody / Bert F. Polman‑‑ The sorrow songs : laments from the Old Testament and African American experience / Wilma Ann Bailey ‑‑ The virtue of liturgical discernment / John D. Witvliet‑‑ Reverse missions : global singing for local congregations / C. Michael Hawn ‑‑ The alter‑aesthetic as “work of the people” / Linda J. Clark, Joanne M. Swenson B Religious meanings and musical styles : a matter of taste? / Frank Burch Brown ‑‑ Using music from other cultures in worship / a conversation with Mary K. Oyer‑‑Choosing music for worship / Charlotte Kroeker.

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Roussakis, Peter E.  Classic Worship: With Brethren in Mind.  Burlington, IN: Meetinghouse Press, 2005.

Contents:  Making God number one ‑‑ Worshiping the one true God ‑‑ Keeping the Lord’s day ‑‑ Ordering worship ‑‑ Praying in worship ‑‑ Praying the Lord’s prayer ‑‑ Preaching with a manuscript ‑‑ Music in worship ‑‑ Rite of dedication ‑‑ Signing repentance ‑‑ Making a spiritual commitment ‑‑ Rites of Christian baptism and confirmation ‑‑ Church and membership ‑‑ Rite of holy communion ‑‑ Rite of feet‑washing ‑‑ Rite of anointing ‑‑ Spiritual discipline of fasting.

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Lathrop, Gordon.  Central Things: Worship in Word and Sacrament.  Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortess, 2005.

Contents:  What are the essentials of Christian worship?‑‑the fruit and the leaves of the tree of life‑‑The Bible and the central things‑‑Central things : the table and the sending‑‑Central things : the bath and the assembly‑‑Style, ceremony, and purpose in doing the central things‑‑Justine Martyr’s description of the Sunday meeting.

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Webber, Robert.  Worship Is A Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation.  2nd ed. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2004.

Contents:  Winds of Change ‑‑ Principle One: Worship Celebrates Christ ‑‑ Principle Two: Worship Tells and Acts Out the Christ‑Event ‑‑ Principle Three: In Worship God Speaks and Acts ‑‑ Principle Four: Worship Is an Act of Communication ‑‑ Principle Five: In Worship We Respond to God and Each Other ‑‑ Principle Six: Return Worship to the People ‑‑ Principle Seven: All Creation Joins in Worship, Part I ‑‑ Principle Seven: All Creation Joins in Worship, Part II ‑‑ Principle Eight: Worship As a Way of Life.

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Rimbo, Robert A.  Why Worship Matters.  Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortess, 2004.

Contents:  Ends and beginnings‑‑Worship matters because God is worth it‑‑It’s all about mission‑‑Defining worship‑‑Community revived and individuals respected‑‑A form that is formative‑‑Shoulds and shrubs.

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Dennis, John Randall.  Living Worship.  Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 2004.

Contents:  Living words ‑‑ Worship in suffering : Job ‑‑ Worship in awe : Isaiah ‑‑ Worship in abandon : David ‑‑ Worship in warfare : Jehoshaphat ‑‑ Worship for all nations : Jesus the Christ ‑‑ Worship in the spirit : Pentecost ‑‑ Worship of heaven : John ‑‑ Living worship ‑‑ Simple acts of worship ‑‑ A fresh commission.

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Christopherson, D. Foy.  A Place of Encounter Renewing Worship Spaces.  Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortess, 2004.

Contents:  How are we gonna get this thing to serve?‑‑What is a church?‑‑Encountering God through the ages : A brief history‑‑Places of encounter : Centers of liturgical action‑‑Sacred space : What makes space sacred?‑‑Evangelical space : Worship space makes Christ known‑‑Formational space : Welcome to Christ.

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Moore, Rachel L.  Rivers of Praise Worship Through Movement: A Guide for Establishing A Lifestyle of Worship.  Detroit, MI: Dawn Treader Publications, 2004.

Contents:  Spiritual elements ‑‑ The pattern for worship ‑‑ The word of God : our biblical cord for eternal life ‑‑ The chambers of God : the passageway of faith ‑‑ Secret hiding place : prayer as a place of refuge B Relationship with Christ : developing an intimate connection with God ‑‑ Cultivating the heart : attaining the character of Christ ‑‑ Praise unlimited : clothed with spiritual garments ‑‑ Application elements ‑‑ The word on dance : the ministry of dance ‑‑ Ministry mission ‑‑ Technical methods for the ministry of dance ‑‑ Spiritual warfare and winning battles ‑‑ Prophecy and prophetic dance B Teaching your fingers to war : signing and dance ‑‑ Practical elements ‑‑ Organizing a dance team ‑‑ Temple maintenance ‑‑ Choreography ‑‑ Props for praise ‑‑ Priestly garments to fit you for the King ‑‑ Empowering youth to worship God ‑‑ Looking ahead : the ministering arts in evangelism.

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Weber, Rob.  ReConnectingworship  [DVD videorecording]: Where Tradition and Innovation Converge.  Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2004.

Summary  Resources for eight small group study sessions about congregational worship, designed to reach new groups of people, start an alternative worship experience, or launch a new congregation.

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Kimball, Dan.  Emerging Worship: Creating Worship Gatherings For New Generations.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004.

Contents:  What is an emerging worship [service] gathering? ‑‑ The paradox of creating alternative worship gatherings ‑‑ Why this is a dangerous book to read ‑‑ Reasons to create a new worship gathering ‑‑ Critical questions to ask before starting a new worship gathering ‑‑ First steps toward starting a new worship gathering ‑‑ Common values in emerging worship gatherings ‑‑ Planning and creating multisensory worship gatherings ‑‑ Approaches churches use to start new worship gatherings ‑‑ Starting a life‑stage outreach gathering ‑‑ Creating life‑stage worship gatherings ‑‑ Creating multi‑congregational worship gatherings ‑‑ Starting a new kind of church ‑‑ Starting house church worship gatherings ‑‑ Alternative worship gatherings in England ‑‑ Is emerging worship simply creating a new generation of Christian consumers?

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Deraborn, Tim A., ed.  Worship At The Next Level: Insight From Contemporary Voices.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2004.

Contents:  What do we mean by “Christian worship”? / James F. White ‑‑ Worship as adoration and action : reflections on a Christian way of being‑in‑the‑world / MiroslavVolf‑‑ Liturgical assembly as locus of mission / Thomas H. Schattauer‑‑ On starting with people / James F. White ‑‑ The triumph of the praise songs : how guitars beat out the organ in the worship wars / Michael S. Hamilton ‑‑ The crisis of evangelical worship : authentic worship in a changing world / Robert E. Webber ‑‑ A new reformation : re‑creating worship for a postmodern world / Leonard Sweet ‑‑ Moshing for Jesus : adolescence as a cultural context for worship / Kenda Creasy Dean ‑‑ Amplified versions : worship wars come down to music and a power plug / Andy Crouch ‑‑ A humbling experience : contemporary worship’s simple aesthetic / Andy Crouch ‑‑ New approaches to worship / Mike Riddell, Mark Pierson, Cathy Kirkpatrick ‑‑ Missing God at church? / Gary M. Burge ‑‑ Art for faith’s sake / Clayton J. Schmit‑‑ Beyond style : rethinking the role of music in worship / John D. Witvliet‑‑ A matter of taste? / Frank Burch Brown.

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Schultze, Quentin J.  High‑Tech Worship?: Using Presentational Technologies Wisely.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2004.

Contents:  Our confusion ‑‑ Understanding worship ‑‑ Corporate worship and technology

‑‑ Avoiding quick‑fix techniques ‑‑ Fitting technology into worship ‑‑Echnological stewardship ‑‑ Virtuous authority ‑‑ Moving forward wisely ‑‑Appendix : a snapshot of technology in

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Vann, Jane Rogers.  Gathered Before God: Worship‑Centered Church Renewal.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004.

Contents:  Foundations for congregational renewal. Worship at the center of congregational life ; Experiential learning in congregational life ‑‑ Congregational practices. How congregations worship ; Prayer and spiritual disciplines ; Study and instruction ; Ministry and mission ; Leadership in worship‑centered congregational life.

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Baker, Jonny.  Alternative Worship: Resources From and For the Emerging Church.  Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2004.

Contents:  Pt 1. Advent and Christmas. Ritual ‑‑ Not by prose alone ‑‑Pt 2. Lent. Images ‑‑ Liturgy ‑‑ Music ‑‑Pt 3. Easter. Renewing culture ‑‑ Faithful improvisation ‑‑Pt 4. Pentecost. Incarnation and popular culture ‑‑Reframing tradition ‑‑ 100 routes to resourcing your worship.

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Beach, Nancy.  An Hour On Sunday: Creating Moments of Transformation and Wonder.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004.

Contents:  The wonder of Sundays ‑‑ Intentionality. Part 1 ‑‑ Intentionality. Part 2 ‑‑ Leadership ‑‑ Community ‑‑ Evaluation ‑‑ Well‑ordered hearts and lives ‑‑ Excellence ‑‑ Creativity ‑‑ Authenticity ‑‑ Transcendent moments‑‑ Transformational teaching ‑‑ The rewards of Sundays.

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Flannagan, Andy.  Distinctive Worship: How A New Generation Connects with God.  Milton Keynes: Spring Harvest/Authentic Media, 2004.

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Zimmerman, Martha.  Celebrating Biblical Feasts in Your Home Or Church.  Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House, 2004.

Contents:  1. Sabbath : a weekend celebration for the family ‑‑ 2. Passover : in order that you should remember ‑‑ 3. The Omer : an “in between” time ‑‑ 4. Shavuoth : fifty days counted, now celebrate! ‑‑ 5. Rosh Hashanah : a day of blowing ‑‑ 6. Yom Kippur : a day of returning ‑‑ 7. Sukkoth : a family fort festival.

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Basden, Paul. Exploring the Worship Spectrum: 6 views.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2004.

Contents:  Formal‑liturgical worship / Paul F.M. Zahl‑‑ Traditional hymn‑based worship / Harold M. Best ‑‑ Contemporary music‑driven worship / Joe Horness‑‑ Charismatic worship / Don Williams ‑‑ Blended worship / Robert Webber ‑‑ Emerging worship / Sally Morganthaler.

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The worship sourcebook.  Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship; Faith Alive Christian Resources; Baker Book House, 2004.

Contents:  The practice of Christian worship ‑‑ The worship sourcebook : a contemporary experiment based on classical models ‑‑ Using the worship sourcebook ‑‑ Elements of the worship service ‑‑ Opening of worship ‑‑ Confession and assurance ‑‑ Proclaiming the word ‑‑ Prayers of the people ‑‑ Offering ‑‑ Baptism ‑‑ Profession of faith and remembrance of baptism ‑‑ The Lord’s supper ‑‑ Closing of worship ‑‑ Central themes of the Christian faith ‑‑ Creation ‑‑ Providence ‑‑ Thanksgiving ‑‑ Advent ‑‑ Christmas ‑‑ Epiphany ‑‑ Baptism of our Lord ‑‑ Transfiguration ‑‑ Ash Wednesday ‑‑ Lent ‑‑ Passion/Palm Sunday ‑‑ Maundy Thursday ‑‑ Good Friday ‑‑ Easter ‑‑ Ascension of our Lord ‑‑ Christ the king ‑‑ Pentecost ‑‑ Trinity Sunday ‑‑ Unity of the church ‑‑ Communion of the saints ‑‑ Appendix : Worship evaluation forms.

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Miller, Kim.  Designing Worship: Creating and Integrating Powerful God Experiences. Loveland, CO: Group, 2004.

Contents:  Assembling a worship design team ‑‑ Finding great team players ‑‑ The vital role of the pastor‑speaker ‑‑ Small churches empowering teams that soar ‑‑ Anatomy of a design team meeting B Developing the weekend worship experience ‑‑ The teams surrounding the team : working in community ‑‑ Overcoming obstacles in worship design ‑‑ Four mantras for the mission ‑‑ Styling the stage ‑‑ Focusing on the inside story ‑‑ Playing to the heart of our colorful God ‑‑ Writing for worship connection ‑‑ Powerful prayers for everyday people ‑‑ A mission‑driven messenger ‑‑ Send out : a ministry of mud ‘n’ spit.

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Witvliet, John D.  Worship Seeking Understanding: Windows Into Christian Practice.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2003.

Contents: Biblical studies. The Former Prophets and the practice of Christian worship ; Praise and lament in the Psalms and in liturgical prayer ‑‑ Theological studies. Covenant theology in ecumenical discussions of the Lord’s Supper ; Theological models for the relationship between liturgy and culture ‑‑  Historical studies. Images and themes in John Calvin’s theology of liturgy ; Baptism as a sacrament of reconciliation in the thought of John Calvin ; The Americanization of Reformed worship ; Theological issues in the frontier worship tradition in nineteenth‑century America ‑‑ Musical studies. The spirituality of the Psalter in Calvin’s Geneva ; Soul food for the people of God ; The blessing and bane of the North American evangelical megachurch‑‑ Pastoral studies. Making good choices in an era of liturgical change ; Planning and leading worship as a pastoral task ; Celebrating the Christian Passover in Easter worship ; How common worship forms us for our encounter with death.

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Leading worship [DVD videorecording].  [Stafford, TX] : Vineyard Music, 2003.

Contents:  Introduction ‑‑ Understanding worship ‑‑ The worship leader role ‑‑ The worship set ‑‑ Choosing songs ‑‑ Theme‑based sets ‑‑ Establishing flow ‑‑ Incorporating hymns ‑‑ Rehearsing the band ‑‑ Your musical role ‑‑ Leading the set ‑‑ Follow up ‑‑ The learning process.

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Schuler, Michael W.  Breakthrough Worship: Experiencing the Joy of Heaven.  Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2003.

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Marini, Stephen A.  Sacred Song in America: Religion, Music, and Public Culture.  Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

Contents:  Part 1: Great traditions of American sacred song ‑‑Songway: sacred‑song traditions of native America ‑‑ Pilgrimage and penitence: sacred‑song traditions of the Hispanic southwest ‑‑ Sacred harp singing: continuity and change in the American singing‑school tradition ‑‑ “Is it going to save someone?”: the black church at song ‑‑Klezmorim and Sephardim: the Jewish music revival ‑‑ Part 2: Sacred song and contemporary American religion ‑‑ New music of the spheres: from the new age to Neo‑Paganism ‑‑ Contested praise: a tale of two hymnals ‑‑ Mormons and music: maintaining and mainstreaming sectarian identity ‑‑ Troubadour for the Lord: catholic charismatics and sacred song ‑‑ The conservatory tradition: interviews with Daniel Pinkham and Neely Bruce ‑‑ Gospel music: sacred song and the marketplace ‑‑ Conclusion: American sacred song and the meaning of religious culture.

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Campbell, Melvin.  Readers Theatre for Christian Worship: Biblical Stories of Courage and Faith. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc., 2003.

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Kraeuter, Tom.  Guiding Your Church Through a Worship Transition: A Practical Handbook for Worship Renewal.  Lynnwood, WA: Emerald Books, 2003.

Contents:  Don’t Put New Paint on Rotting Wood, The Cornerstone of Relationship with God ‑‑ Why Don’t Your Pants Have Holes in the Knees? Prayer, the Foundation ‑‑ Defacing the Temple, A Better Way: Love ‑‑ Are You Sure You Want to Do This? Why Even Make a Change? ‑‑ Putting an End to the Bless‑Me Club, Casting the Vision and Setting Goals ‑‑ United We Stand, Leadership Must Stand Together through Worship Transition ‑‑ Shouting and Clapping and Dancing, Oh My! Teaching a Biblical Perspective of Worship ‑‑ The LORD; He Is God! Teaching a Right Perception of God ‑‑ Snakes under the Bed, Moving Forward through Understanding and Example ‑‑ Slowly SlowlySlowly, Don’t Try to Move Forward Too Quickly ‑‑ Jesus Didn’t Die for Music, Progress vs. the Process ‑‑ Time Warps and Aborigines, What Is the Right Kind of Music, Anyway? ‑‑ Steel Drums and Pipe Organs, Which Instruments Are Acceptable? ‑‑ Dropkick Me, Jesus, Over the Goal Posts of Life, Looking Seriously at the Words of Songs ‑‑ Museum or Coffee Shop? Considering Architecture, Atmosphere, and Technology ‑‑ The Stupid Plastic Ring, To Add a Service or Change an Existing One? ‑‑ Entertainment Anyone? Being Real ‑‑ Moving the Freight Train, Viewing the Corporate Worship Time as a Journey ‑‑ Winnie the Pooh on Times of Corporate Worship, Finding the Balance between Planning and Spontaneity ‑‑ People and Stuff, Arrangements on the Platform ‑‑ Donor Organs, The Lighter Side of Worship Transition ‑‑ Conclusion ‑‑ Appendix A: A Praise and Worship Survey for the Congregational Members ‑‑ Appendix B: Arguments against Today’s Worship Music Compared with Scripture.

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Songwriting for worship [DVD videorecording].  [Stafford, TX] : Vineyard Music, 2003.

Contents:  Introduction ‑‑ Historically speaking ‑‑ Songs for today’s church ‑‑ It’s in me to write ‑‑ Our inspiration ‑‑ Developing the song ‑‑ Anatomy of a song ‑‑ Writing lasting lyrics ‑‑ The song vision ‑‑ Memorable  melodies ‑‑ Rewriting the first draft ‑‑ The co‑writing experience ‑‑ The finished song.

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Campbell, Melvin.  Interactive Readings for Christian Worship.  Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc., 2003.

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Leading worship: Creating Flow.[DVD videorecording] Lindale, TX: Leadworship.com; Distributed in the U.S. by Integrity Media, 2003.

Summary  Offers instruction on making worship times flow better, discussing and demonstrating how to identify and eliminate distractions, utilize the flow factors of “themes, keys, and tempos,” develop a seamless setlist, change keys and transition smoothly, and cultivate a heart of worship in the team. Includes footage from live worship sessions.

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Anderson, E. Byron.  Worship and Christian Identity: Practicing Ourselves.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2003.

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Hayford, Jack W.  Worship.  Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books, 2003.

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Siewert, Alison.  Drama Team Handbook.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003.

Contents:  Theatrical God ‑‑ Waking up ‑‑ Sidebar : how we got here ‑‑ Drama and worship ‑‑ Drama and musical worship in conversation ‑‑ Sidebar : drama as part of a larger event ‑‑ Transitions ‑‑ Creative information ‑‑ Drama and evangelism ‑‑ Drama across cultures ‑‑ Sidebar : expressing ethnic identity in drama ‑‑ Building a performance team from the ground up ‑‑ Sidebar : workshops : non‑audition auditions ‑‑ Where to find scripts ‑‑ Sketching life ‑‑ Building a writing team ‑‑ Telling the whole story ‑‑ Context isn’t everything, but it sure is a lot ‑‑ Writing dialogue ‑‑ Writing funny B Writing monologues ‑‑ Creating collages ‑‑ Bringing the Word to life ‑‑ Sidebar : scripture for screenagers‑‑ Scripting scripture ‑‑ About acting ‑‑ Sidebar : Jesus looks mahvelous‑‑ Is it okay for Christians to act? ‑‑ Sidebar : working with words ‑‑ Character and caricature ‑‑ Sidebar : building a character ‑‑ Sidebar: the cost of excellence ‑‑ Using your voice ‑‑ Sidebar : how the voice works ‑‑ Sidebar : inflect correct ‑‑ Sidebar : stumbling into truth ‑‑ The unself‑conscious artist ‑‑ Actors’ exercises ‑‑ Freeing up your body ‑‑ Remaining calm ‑‑ The servant director ‑‑ The director prepares ‑‑ The audience ‑‑ Directing rehearsals ‑‑ Sidebar : the director in the sketch ‑‑ Working with actors ‑‑ Blocking ‑‑ Chart : stage areas ‑‑ Rehearsing when you don’t really have time to rehearse B Props and sets ‑‑ Evaluating performances.

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Dyer, Scott, comp.  The Source For Effective Church Service Planning: Unleashing the Power of the Creative Arts in Your Church.  Rev. & updated.  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan; Willow Creek Resources, 2003.

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Redman, Matt. The Heart of Worship Files.  Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2003.

Contents:  Introduction / Matt Redman ‑‑ Revelation and response / Matt Redman ‑‑ Reflections on Psalm 8 (pt. 1) : little leaders / Louie Giglio‑‑ We become like what we worship / Don Williams ‑‑ Thoughts on songwriting (pt 1) : making melody / Matt Redman…[et.al] ‑‑ Delightful or dreadful? / Steve Nicholson ‑‑ Refreshing hymns / Matt Redman ‑‑ Understanding worship (pt. 1) : reasons for worship / Chris Jack ‑‑ Where are God’s celebrity chefs? / David Salmon ‑‑ Reflections on Psalm 8 (pt. 2) : a life of consideration / Louie Giglio‑‑ The cross : exploring all angles / Don Williams ‑‑ The real worship leader / Matt Redman ‑‑ Skill and sensitivity / Les Moir‑‑ Understanding worship (pt. 2) : the nature of worship in the Bible / Chris Jack ‑‑ Thoughts on songwriting ( Pt. 2) : crafting lyrics / Andy Park…[et al.] ‑‑ Cell, congregation, celebration : worship leading in three contexts / Matt Redman ‑‑ Praise the Lord! : a commentary on Psalm 150 / Don Williams ‑‑ What a band wants from their worship leader / Matt Weeks ‑‑ Worship and justice / an interview with Mike Pilavachi‑‑ Understanding worship (pt. 3) : forms of worship in the Old Testament / Chris Jack ‑‑ What a worship leader looks for in a band / Tim Hughes ‑‑ Worship with all you have! : reflections on Psalm 100 / Don Williams ‑‑ Context versus engagement / Matt Redman ‑‑ Understanding worship (pt. 4) : the heart of worship in the Old Testament / Chris Jack ‑‑ Cultivating a quiet heart / Matt Redman ‑‑ Renewing the intimate friendship / Matt Redman ‑‑ Imagine the view from here : the vision of a lead worshipper / John David Walt, Jr.

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Giglio, Louie.  The Air I Breathe: Worship As A Way of Life.  Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, 2003.

Contents:  That Thing We Do ‑‑ Something More ‑‑ Why Worship Matters ‑‑ What God Wants Most for You ‑‑ Joining the Ranks of True Worshipers ‑‑ For Who He Is, for What He Does ‑‑ Worship as a Way of Life ‑‑ Through Jesus, All the Time ‑‑ Lips and Lives ‑‑ A Personal Path to Worship ‑‑ Moving Beyond Me, to Us ‑‑ My Thanks ‑‑ Questions for Group Discussion ‑‑ Quotation Sources.

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Fields, Doug.  Surrendering Your Life To Honor God: 6 Small Group Sessions on Worship.  El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties, 2003.

Summary:  Presents lessons to be used by small groups to explore ways of worshiping God through prayer, fellowship, and ministry, as well as throughout one’s daily life.

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Chapman, Kathleen.  Teaching Kids Authentic Worship: How To Keep Them Close to God for Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2003.

Contents:  In search of the glue ‑‑ Part 1: what ‑‑ Worship : the definition ‑‑ Hero worship : the example ‑‑ God who? ‑‑ Part 2: how ‑‑ Learn the language ‑‑The art of focus ‑‑ Familiarity ‑‑ A plan for worship ‑‑ Part 3: why ‑‑ The benefits of worship ‑‑ 52 worship moments.

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Playing Together As A Worship Band [videorecording].  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003.

Summary:  Training for worship ministers dealing with principles and techniques that help worship teams, sound techicians, vocalists learn the essentials and build cohesiveness.

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Kavanaugh, Patrick.  Raising Children To Adore God: Instilling A Lifelong Passion for Worship. Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books, 2003.

Contents:  What is worship ‑‑ Modelling a lifestyle of worship before our children ‑‑ Knowing your children ‑‑ Your child’s environment : home and church ‑‑ Family devotionals ‑‑ Your child’s friends ‑‑ Home‑life principles that encourage worship ‑‑ Your church’s youth ministry ‑‑ Corporate worship and children ‑‑ The different stages of children’s worship.

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White, Susan J.  A History of Women in Christian Worship.  Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim Press, 2003.

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Kirk‑Duggan, Cheryl A.  Soul Pearls: Worship Resources for African American Congregations. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2003.

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Best, Harold M.  Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts.  Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2003.

Contents:  Pt. 1. Unceasing worship as continuous outpouring. Nobody does not worship ; What is authentic worship? ; Mutual indwelling : the final geography of worship ; The corporate gathering and authentic worship ; Worship and witness : the indivisible task of continuous outpouring ; Worship, praying and preaching ‑‑ Pt. 2. Unceasing worship and the arts. Continuous outpouring and artistic action ; What creative people can learn from God’s creation ; The peculiarity of music and its unique role ; The arts in contrast : allowing art to be art ; “You shall not worship me this way” : worship, art and incipient idolatry ; The cultural expanse, pt. 1 : realities and unities ; The cultural expanse, pt. 2 : issues ; What of quality?

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Ryken, Philip Graham, ed.  Give Praise to God: A Vision for Reforming Worship, Celebrating the Legacy of James Montgomery Boice.  Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Pub., 2003.

Contents:  James Montgomery Boice and the Hugunot Fellowship / William Edgar ‑‑ Does God care how we worship? / J. Ligon Duncan III ‑‑ Foundations for Biblically directed worship / .Ligon Duncan III ‑‑ The regulative principle : responding to recent criticism / Derek W. H. Thomas ‑‑ Corporate worship : a means of grace / Edmund P. Clowney‑‑ Expository preaching : center of Christian worship / R. Albert Mohler Jr. ‑‑ Evangelistic expository preaching / Mark E. Dever‑‑ Reading and praying the Bible in corporate worship / Terry L. Johnson and J. Ligon Duncan III ‑‑ Baptism : joyful sign of the Gospel / D. Marion Clark ‑‑ The Lord’s Supper : an overview / Richard D. Phillips ‑‑ Hymnody in a post‑hymnody world / Paul S. Jones ‑‑ Restoring Psalm singing to our worship / Terry L. Johnson ‑‑ Private worship / Donald S. Whitney ‑‑ A call to family worship / J. Ligon Duncan III and Terry L. Johnson ‑‑ Worship in all of life / William Edgar ‑‑ Worship and the emotions / W. Robert Godfrey ‑‑ Worship through the ages / Nick R. Needham ‑‑ Calvin’s theology of worship / Hughes Oliphant Old ‑‑ Challenges and opportunities for ministry today / Michael S. Horton.

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York, Terry W.  America’s Worship Wars.  Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2003.

Contents:  The 1960’s : a time of change ‑‑ Two denominational boundaries breaking down ‑‑ Three para church youth movement ‑‑ The politicization of worship ‑‑ Christian popular music ‑‑ “The fastest growing churches” and similar reports ‑‑ Television church ‑‑Thelanguage of worship ‑‑ Champions of peace ‑‑ How do we train worship leaders? ‑‑ Cold war or new order? ‑‑ Epilogue: Worship from the margin.

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Dawn, Marva J.  How Shall We Worship?: Biblical Guidelines for the Worship Wars.  Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2003.

Contents:  What kinds of music should we use? ‑‑Who is being worshiped? ‑‑How do we worship God? ‑‑What will be the result of genuine worship? ‑‑What idols tempt us away from worshiping the only true God? ‑‑What does God’s creation have to say about worship? ‑‑ Do we have a big enough God? ‑‑How has the church developed its ascribing? ‑‑How will true worship change our character? B How does the Lord’s sovereignty affect our worship and evangelism? ‑‑How does the creation teach us to praise? ‑‑How does worship form us by the future to live in the present?

 

 

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