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  • Hardcover: 516 pages
  • Publisher: P & R Publishing (December 12, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0875525539
  • ISBN-13: 978-0875525532
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,248,450 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The church needs this book! A Reformed view of the various nuances of worship -- its place in the Bible, the elements that give it legitimacy, the personal and affective aspects of worshiping God, as well as its place in the history of the church -- has been lacking in the literature. This has finally been rectified with a volume that will stimulate discussion and inform the church."
--Iain D. Campbell



"A worthy tribute of love and honor to the memory of James Montgomery Boice. In it, a galaxy of his colleagues and friends address the theme that was the heartbeat of his life and ministry. The contributors offer important instruction, insight, and challenge on the grand theme of worship." --Sinclair B. Ferguson

"Any book dedicated to the memory of James Boice would have to be marked by sanctified scholarship, solid biblical content, and warm pastoral application. These essays from the pens of his friends and fellow soldiers in the cause of the gospel meet that standard. Reading this material, I found my mind being stretched and my heart stirred."
--Alistair Begg



"Worship is a matter of controversy in the present generation, as it has frequently been in past generations. Give Praise to God will give readers a biblical, well-reasoned, and historically informed understanding of a Reformed perspective on worship presented by some of the best Reformed thinkers of our day." --L. Roy Taylor

"A significant contribution. As a theologian, I believe that worship must be at the heart and center of all that we are, all that we do, and all that we write. This volume helps us to focus on this fundamental priority while also reminding us that God is concerned with the form and content of our worship." --A. T. B. McGowan

About the Author

Philip Graham Ryken (M.Div., D.Phil.) is senior minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. Derek W. H. Thomas (M.Div., Ph.D.) is the John E. Richards professor of practical theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. J. Ligon Duncan III (M.Div., M.A., Ph.D.) is the senior minister of First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi.

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I do not come from a reformed background and find the book extremely cogent, thoughtful and useful.
Charles S. Bach
If you want to learn biblical principles for how to design a worship service after God's own design - one that truly honors and pleases Him, get this book.
A. Johnsen
Jones in particularly good job at showing how a pastor or worship leader can begin incorporating hymns into the worship service.
Paul Thomas

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A. Johnsen on March 20, 2006
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This book is a very well-written and thoughtful examination of the various aspects of worship, written from a Reformed perspective. Before you begin, it's important to know that this book does not define "worship" narrowly to mean "the singing time of the service," but the entire Lord's day service. Each chapter touches on a different topic, beginning with the very foundational question: Does God care how we worship? There are a couple of chapters that answer this question (which the authors answer "yes" as they outline the regulative principle of worship). Then subsequent chapters discuss expository preaching, hymnody, the Lord's supper, baptism, public prayer, etc. It is very thorough and scholarly, yet readable. If you are wanting to learn about how to design a worship service that will entertain people or draw crowds, don't bother with this one. (Actually, maybe you need to read this more than anyone else!) If you want to learn biblical principles for how to design a worship service after God's own design - one that truly honors and pleases Him, get this book. I am making it a gift to the pastoral staff of my church.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jacques Schoeman on November 2, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The essays deal with contemporary issues surrounding modern worship and examine cultural influences that have stormed into church services. This book is a well-constructed and sanctified plea from various steady voices that we stay true to the vision delivered to men by a holy God. The deficiency of modern worship is that it is visibly man-centred and continues to seek solutions to its problems through culture-related methods, and not through means that are conceivably permitted by scriptural sanction. The purpose-driven turning to various forms of media to attract and entertain the crowds, remind us of the golden calf, as Michael S Horton so well reminds us, which sole attempt is to overthrow established mediums in the church worship service.

Ch 1: Does God Care How We Worship? J Ligon Duncan III:
'The Bible (God's own self-disclosure and revelation) - not our innovations, imaginations, experiences, opinions, and representations - is to be the source of our idea of God...The Bible is to be central in forming our image of God and informing our worship of Him.' p 31

Ch 3: Responding To Recent Criticism, Derek W H Thomas:
'Evangelicals respond to biblical authority (which they accept) by saying, 'It all depends how you interpret Scripture.' There is no way, according to that principle, of avoiding total bondage to our present culture.' pp. 84-85

Ch 4: Corporate Worship, Edmund P Clowney:
'The Spirit confirms the presence of Christ our mediator and our heavenly priest. Paul teaches this in the Book of Romans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Charles S. Bach on May 27, 2013
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Sound study and presentation of worship and its place in the regular gathering of God's people. I do not come from a reformed background and find the book extremely cogent, thoughtful and useful. It confronts the modern notion of worship.
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