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Product Details

  • Paperback: 122 pages
  • Publisher: Tolle Lege Press; First edition (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160702151X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607021513
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #930,531 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jon Payne has given us a gem in his new book, In the Splendor of Holiness . Cutting through the forest of opinion on worship, Dr. Payne gets to the heart of the matter in a brief but succinct account of what constitutes the heart of corporate worship. Nothing is more important than the public worship of God, but our age has yielded to the gods of flippancy and utilitarian- ism. It seems all too obvious to ask, what has God commanded that we do when we gather together for public worship? The answer? Here it is in his book! I cannot recommend it too highly. It deserves to be in every Christian home. --Dr. Derek Thomas, Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson

In the Splendor of Holiness is clear, well-reasoned, practical, and, above all things, thoroughly biblical. And it is as needed as it is helpful. I will consider this as essential reading for officer training classes, and it is suitable for distribution to prospective new member classes. Through Jon Payne's work we hear the voice of our Good Shepherd on a subject that has become part of the ruins of evangelicalism. Thankfully, with pastors like Dr. Payne, our Savior's church will be fed and led. This is a tool that every Reformed pastor should want his people to know and love. ----Dr. David W. Hall, Senior Minister, Midway Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, GA

... In the Splendor of Holiness by Jon Payne is an excellent instrument to communicate the elements of true, biblical worship as well as a training manual for both the leadership and membership of a local church in fulfilling God's call to exalt in the praise of His glorious grace. --Dr. Harry L. Reeder III, Senior Minister, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL

About the Author

Jon David Payne was born and raised in Santa Clara, California. Dr. Payne is a graduate of Clemson University, Reformed Theological Seminary and the University of Edinburgh, New College. He has been serving as minister of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Douglasville, GA since June 2003.

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The book is about a one hour read, so I will not take the time to precis it here.
J. Hakim
We should truly look to apply this maxim here for in matters of liturgy, we should be very careful in staking out what amounts to doctrinal absolutes.
M.A. Hallisey
In the Splendor of Holiness is a compact roadmap, if you will, for planning an orderly, God-centered worship service.
Cynthia Campbell

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Campbell on November 14, 2008
Format: Paperback
In the Splendor of Holiness is a compact roadmap, if you will, for planning an orderly, God-centered worship service. Dr. Payne not only explains how, but also reminds us why -- theologically and historically -- the components of the order of worship are still important today. This succinct book is a rich read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hawaii Mom on June 29, 2009
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I appreciated this book's concise review of each aspect of a reformed order of worship. It is easy to read, yet full of depth and meaning.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Hakim on August 17, 2010
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The book is about a one hour read, so I will not take the time to precis it here. There are several things that make this book an excellent read.

First, In The Splendor Of Holiness: Rediscovering the Beauty of Reformed Worship for the 21st Century is an extremely practical book. In logical order, this is not "first," but this is certainly the thing that most commends the reading of this book in my opinion. I said that it is a one hour read, but I would actually recommend blocking out about four hours with your wife and reading it with a pen and notebook in hand. Dr. Payne doesn't just make a biblical case for how congregations should worship; he gives specific suggestions for how congregants can best participate in biblical congregational worship. This book should be read with the intent of implementing it (If the worship at your church isn't biblical, plead with the elders to make it so. If they will not, find elders who will and ask that you might be entrusted to their spiritual oversight and care instead.)

Second, it is an extremely Biblical book. The great majority of the book is reasoned from the Bible--both simply and convincingly. It explains from the Bible why worship must be only according to God's instructions. It makes statements that are corroborated by Scripture references that clearly teach exactly that point. The correctives that he ends up making are devastating to what passes for worship in most evangelical churches today but is not congregational worship by biblical standards. This is a great starting point.
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