Worship Evaluation Reading List


Ammerman, Nancy T., Jackson W. Carroll, Carl S. Dudley, and William Mckinney. Studying Congregations: A New Handbook. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998.

Anderson, Bernhard W. Out of the Depths: The Psalms Speak for Us Today. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2000.

Begbie, Jeremy. Ed. Beholding the Glory: Incarnation Through the Arts. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Berglund, Brad. Reinventing Sunday: Breakthrough Ideas for Transforming Worship. Valley Forge: Judson, 2001.

Berk, Richard A. and Peter H. Rossi. Thinking About Program Evaluation. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1990.

Best, Harold M. Music Through the Eyes of Faith. San Francisco: Harper, 1993.

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

Borchert, Gerald L. New Testament Reflections on Worship: Divine Glory and Human Response.St. Louis: Chalice, 2007

Browning, Don S. A Fundamental Practical Theology: Descriptive and Strategic Goals. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 1991.

Brueggemann, Walter. Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003.

Brueggemann, Walter. The Message of the Psalms. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1984.

Brueggemann, Walter. The Psalms of Life and Faith. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1995.

Brueggemann, Walter. Spirituality of the Psalms. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2002.

Byars, Ronald P. The Future of Protestant Worship: Beyond the Worship Wars. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2002.

Byars, Ronald P. What Language Shall I Borrow: The Bible and Christian Worship. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008.

Caracelli, Valerie, and Daniel L. Stufflebeam. Evaluation Models, Volume 89. Hoboken: Wiley, Johns and Sons, Inc., 2004.

Card, Michael. A Sacred Sorrow: Reaching Out to God in the Lost Language of Lament. Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2005.

Carson, D.A., Ed. Worship By the Book. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

Carson, Timothy. Transforming Worship. St. Louis: Chalice, 2003.

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

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

Clark, Paul B., Jr. Tune My Heart to Sing Thy Grace. Bloomington: Crossbooks, 2010.

Cross, Anthony R. and Philip E. Thompson, eds. Baptist Sacramentalism. Eugene:Wipf and Stock, 2007.

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

De Arteaga, William L. Forgotten Power: The Significance of the Lord’s Supper in Revival. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.

Doran, Carol, and Thomas H. Troeger. Trouble at the Table: Gathering the Tribes for Worship. Nashville: Abingdon, 1992.

Duffy, Regis A. “American Time and God’s Time.” Worship 62.6 (November 1988)

Dyrness, William A. Visual Faith: Art, Theology, and Worship in Dialogue. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001.

Eddy, Corbin. Preparing the Liturgical Year 2: Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas. Ottawa: Novalis, 1997.

Farmer, Kathleen A. Who Knows What Is Good: A Commentary on the Book of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1991.

Fetterman, David M. Foundations of Empowerment Evaluation. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2001.

Fiddes, Paul S. Tracks and Traces: Baptist Identity in Church and Theology. Carlisle: Authentic Media, 2004.

Foltz, Howard with Ruth Ford. Healthy Churches in a Sick World.Fairfax: Xulon, 2002.

Forster, Patricia M., and Thomas P. Sweetser. Transforming the Parish: Models for the Future. Franklin: Sheed and Ward, 1999.

Frame, John M. Worship in Spirit and Truth: A Refreshing Study of the Principles and Practices of Biblical Worship. Phillipsburg: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1996.

Gaddy, C. Welton. The Gift of Worship. Nashville: B & H Publishing, 1992.

Gasslein, Bernadette. Preparing and Evaluating Liturgy. Ontario: Novalis, 1997.

Giles, Richard. Creating Uncommon Worship: Transforming the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Collegeville: Liturgical, 2004.

Gondola, Alex A. Come As You Are: Sermons on the Lord’s Supper. Lima: CSS, 2000.

Grenz, Stanley J. The Baptist Congregation: A Guide to Baptist Belief and Practice. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing, 2002.

Guba, Egon G., and Yvonna S. Lincoln. Effective Evaluation: Improving the Usefulness of Evaluation Results through Responsive and Naturalistic Approaches. Hoboken: Jossey-Bass, Inc. 1981.

Hamstra, Sam Jr. Principled Worship: Biblical Guidelines for Emerging Liturgies, Eugene: Wipf and Stock 2006.

Harland, Mike and Stan Moser. Seven Words of Worship: The Key to a Lifetime of Experiencing God. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2008.

Harmon, Steven R. Towards Baptist Catholicity: Essays on Tradition and the Baptist Vision. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2006.

Hickman, Hoyt L. and others. The New Handbook of the Christian Year. Nashville: Abingdon, 1992.

Hill, Andrew E. Enter His Courts with Praise!: Old Testament Worship for the New Testament Church. Ada: Baker, 1997.

Hudson, Jill M. Evaluating Ministry: Principles and Processes for Clergy and Congregations. Herndon: Alban Institute, Inc., 1992.

Hudson, Jill M. When Better Isn’t Enough. Herndon: Alban Institute, Inc., 2004.

Hunsgerger, George R. “The Hidden Element of Kairos.” International Review of Mission. 86 (January/April): 57-59.

Jinkins, Michael. In the House of the Lord: Inhabiting the Psalms of Lament. Collegeville: Liturgical, 1998.

Jensen, Robin M. The Substance of Things Seen: Art, Faith, and the Christian Community. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2004.

Johnson, Maxwell E. Between Memory and Hope. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2000.

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

Keddie, Gordon J. The Lord’s Supper Is A Celebration of Grace: What the Bible Teaches About Communion. Auburn: Evangelical, 2000.

Kidd, Reggie M. With One Voice: Discovering Christ’s Song in Our Worship. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

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

Kreider, Eleanor. Communion Shapes Character. Scottdale: Herald, 1997.

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth. On Death and Dying. New York: Scribner, 1969.

Labberton, Mark. The Dangerous Act of Worship. Downers Grove: IVP, 2007.

Letham, Robert. The Lord’s Supper: Eternal Word in Broken Bread. Phillipsburg: P and R, 2001.

Liesch, Barry. People in the Presence of God: Models and Directions for Worship. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1988.

Liesch, Barry.  The New Worship: Straight Talk on Music and the Church. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Love, Arnold J. Internal Evaluation: Building Organizations from Within, Volume 24. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1991.

Malefyt, Norma deWaal, and Howard Vanderwell. Designing Worship Together: Models And Strategies for Worship Planning. Herndon, Virginia: Alban Institute, 2005.

Marty, Martin E. The Lord’s Supper. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1997.

Mitman, F. Russell. Worship in the Shape of Scripture. Cleveland: Pilgrim, 2001.

Myers, Robert A. Strategic Portraits: People and Movements That Shaped Evangelical Worship. Webber Institute Books, 2018.

Nouwen, Henri J.M. With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life. Maryknoll: Orbis, 1994.

Norman, R. Stanton. The Baptist Way: Distinctives of a Baptist Church. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2005.

Old, Hughes Oliphant. Leading in Prayer: A Workbook for Worship. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1995.

Perry, John Michael. Exploring the Evolution of the Lord’s Supper in the New Testament. Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 1994.

Peterson, Eugene H. and Emilie Griffin. Epiphanies: Stories for the Christian Year. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003.

Pfatteicher, Philip H. Liturgical Spirituality, Valley Forge: Trinity, 1997.

Pieper, Josef. Leisure: The Basis of Culture, South Bend: St. Augustine’s, 1998.

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

Plantinga, Cornelius Jr. and Sue A. Rozeboom. Discerning the Spirits: A Guide to Thinking about Christian Worship Today. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

Price, LeAnne. Real Presence: The Glory of Christ with Us and Within Us. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995.

Price, LeAnne.  The Healing Presence: Curing the Soul through Union with Christ. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995.

Pritchard, John. Living Easter Through the Year. Great Britain: SPCK, 2005.

Russ-Eft, Darlene, and Hallie Preskill. Evaluation in Organizations: A Systematic Approach to Enhancing Learning, Performance, and Change. New York: Basic, 2001.

Santos, Jason Brian. A Community Called Taize: A Story of Prayer, Worship and Reconciliation. Downer’s Grove: IVP, 2008

Satterlee, Craig A. When God Speaks Through Change: Preaching in Times of Congregational Transition. Herndon: The Alban Institute, 2005.

Schmemann, Alexander. For the Life of the World. Crestwood, NY: St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 1973.

Schmemann, Alexander. Of Water and the Spirit: A Liturgical Study of Baptism. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 1974.

Schmemann, Alexander. The Eucharist. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary, 1987.

Segler, Franklin M. revised by Randall Bradley, Christian Worship Second Edition. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 1996.

Shurden, Walter. Proclaiming the Baptist Vision: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Macon: Smyth and Helwys, 1999.

Shurden, Walter. The Baptist Identity: Four Fragile Freedoms. Macon: Smyth and Helwys, 1995.

Smith, Gordon T. A Holy Meal: The Lord’s Supper in the Life of the Church. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.

Sonnichsen, Richard C. High Impact Internal Evaluation: A Practitioners Guide to Evaluating and Consulting Inside Organizations. Thousand Oaks: Sage, 2000.

Spitzer, Dean R. Transforming Performance Measurement: Rethinking the Way We Measure and Drive Organizational Success. New York: Amacon, 2007.

Stoffer, Dale R., ed. The Lord’s Supper: Believers Church Perspectives. Scottdale: Herald, 1997.

Stone, Howard W., and James O. Duke. How to Think Theologically. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2006.

Stookey, Laurence Hull. Calendar: Christ’s Time for the Church. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1996.

Stookey, Laurence Hull. Eucharist: Christ’s Feast With the Church. Nashville: Abingdon, 1993.

Stringer, Martin. A Sociological History of Christian Worship. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 2005.

Stufflebeam, Daniel L. Evaluation Models, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Stufflebeam, Daniel L., and Anthony J. Shinkfield. Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications. Hoboken: Wiley, Johns and Sons, Inc., 2007.

Talley, Thomas J. The Origens of the Liturgical Year. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1991.

The Worship Sourcebook. Grand Rapids: The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, and Baker, 2004.

Tomal, Daniel R. Action Research for Educators. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Education, 2006.

Torgerson, Mark A. An Architecture of Immanence: Architecture for Worship and Ministry Today. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

Torvend, Samuel. Daily Bread Holy Meal: Opening the Gifts of Holy Communion. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2004.

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

Vander Zee, Leonard J. Christ, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper: Recovering the Sacraments for Evangelical Worship. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2004.

Vanerwilt, Jeffrey. A Church Without Borders: The Eucharist and the Church in Ecumenical Perspective. Collegeville: Liturgical, 1998.

Webber, Robert E. Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality Through the Christian Year. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004.

Webber, Robert E. Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008.

Webber, Robert E. Encountering the Healing Power of God: A Study in the Sacred Actions. Peabody: Hendrickson, 1998.

Webber, Robert E. Rediscovering the Christian Feasts: A Study in the Services of the Christian Year. Peabody, Hendrickson, 1998.

Webber, Robert, ed. The Complete Library of Christian Worship. All Volumes, Peabody: Hendrickson, 1993.

Webber, Robert E. The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006.

Webb-Mitchell, Brett P. Christly Gestures: Learning to Be Members of the Body of Christ. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

Weems, Ann. Psalms of Lament. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1995.

Weider, Laurance. Words to God’s Music. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.

Weiss, Carol H.H. Evaluation. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 1997.

Welker, Michael. What Happens In Holy Communion? Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Westermann, Claus. Praise and Lament in the Psalms. Atlanta: John Knox, 1981.

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

Whaley, Vernon M. The Dynamics of Corporate Worship. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

White, James. Documents of Christian Worship: Descriptive and Interpretive Sources. Louisville:  Westminster John Knox Press, 1992.

Witvliet, John D. The Biblical Psalms in Christian Worship. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

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

Woods, C. Jeff. User Friendly Evaluation: Improving the Work of Pastors, Programs, and Laity. Herndon: Alban Institute, 1995.

Wren, Brian. Praying Twice: The Music and Words of Congregational Song. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2000.

Wright, Wendy M. The Rising: Living the Mysteries of Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. Nashville: Upper Room, 1994.

York, Terry, and C. David Bolin. The Voice of Our Congregation: Seeking and Celebrating God’s Song for Us. Nashville: Abingdon, 2005.