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- Publisher: David C. Cook (March 5, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 5, 2013
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- Language: English
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There seems to be many voices today encouraging us to get back to the tried and true essentials in worship such as communion, reciting of the creeds, psalms, and the Lord's prayer. Glenn adds his voice to this roster, which, to his way of thinking goes all the way back to the first centuries of Christianity.
My only reservation is the one I have with all who share from this perspective. I feel that not enough emphasis is placed on the NT teaching about worship and too much emphasis is placed on the early church fathers. The result is that too much of a magical world view and too much of a hierarchical view of leadership comes along with the "fathers".
On the upside I really liked the idea that if we based our service on contemporary music, we have to have great musicians to pull it off. If we base our service structure on the sermon, we have to have a great "sermonator" If we base it on the Eucharist, we already have a great Lord! Jesus then becomes the center, not us or our talents. This is something for me to chew on for years to come.
Glenn Packiam challenges the way we worship, not because it is bad but because it does not necessarily draw us closer to Christ. He challenges the reader to think about worship and what it means, what should and shouldn't be included. He challenges "modern" leaders of worship to go back and study the history that got us here, and the changes along the way. Are you drawing people closer to Christ in your worship service? Glenn challenges you to search and explore to do just that.
I would recommend this book to anyone involved in leading a Church worship service. And to those just sitting in the pews, this book might stretch you as well.
Thank you for the reminder!
The book is a good brief (read it in 1 hour). I think that he could now take each chapter of the book and write several deeper indepth books from it.
He's right in that modern churches today have made the service all about the "sermon" as the most important part of the hour of church.... We've got it all wrong. We need to get it right. The right is placing the most important emphasis where it belongs. (You'll have to read the book, cause I'm not going to answer that one for you. You make the choice decision for yourself in your own growing faith.)
Read the book and have a few light bulb flashing moments of "ah-ha" knowledge.
I've highlighted my online copy and will be going back and reading it again to challenge my mind.
Thanks Glenn, good job.