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Volume 3 of Artistic Theologian now available!

I am pleased to announce that Volume 3 of Artistic Theologian is now available! We have a great lineup of articles and book reviews in this volume.

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Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis

Piper Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully

Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis, by John Piper. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014. 160 pp. $19.99. In Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis, John Piper, a well-known Christian

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Encountering God Together: Leading Worship Services that Honor God, Minister to His People, and Build His Church

Peterson Encountering God Together

Encountering God Together: Leading Worship Services that Honor God, Minister to His People, and Build His Church, by David G. Peterson. Phillipsburg, NJ: P & R Publishing, 2014.  191 pp. $13.20. “The Holy Spirit gifts God’s people in various ways to minister to one another and to take their part in the process of edification” (183). David Peterson, emeritus faculty

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Art and Music: A Student’s Guide

Munson Art and Beauty

Art and Music: A Student’s Guide, by Paul Munson and Joshua Farris Drake. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2014. 112 pp. $8.87. Modern Christians are inundated with art and music, but they rarely know how to think about them from a Christian perspective. In Art and Music: A Student’s Guide, Paul Munson and Joshua Farris Drake offer a Christian framework for contemplating

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The Nursery of the Holy Spirit: Welcoming Children in Worship

Hyde Nursery of the Holy Spirit

The Nursery of the Holy Spirit: Welcoming Children in Worship, by Daniel R. Hyde. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2014. 69 pp. $13.00. Daniel Hyde has set out to address the role of children in the corporate worship of the gathered church. The brevity of this work, along with Hyde’s informal writing style, suggests it is intended for the layman

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For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship

Block For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship, by Daniel I. Block. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014. 410 pp. $34.99. Daniel Block is Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and a world-traveled speaker on the subject of worship. Author of over fifteen books and several published articles and essays, his newest book, For the Glory of

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Journey into the Heart of God: Living the Liturgical Year

Phatteicher Journey Into the Heart of God

Journey into the Heart of God: Living the Liturgical Year, by Philip H. Pfatteicher. New York: Oxford University Press. 2013. 432 pp. $35.00 (Kindle $13.49). “We are, all of us, a forgetful people in constant need of being reminded who we are” (1). Journey into the Heart of God looks in depth at the meaning of the liturgical year, interpreting

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The Beginner’s Guide to Worshiping God

Kinnman the Beginngers Guide

The Beginner’s Guide to Worshiping God, by Gary Kinnaman. Ventura, CA: Regal, 2013. 154 pp. $10.00. As A. W. Tozer clearly states, “worship of the loving God is man’s whole reason for existence.” It is this importance of worship that Gary Kinnaman expounds upon in The Beginner’s Guide to Worshiping God.  Kinnaman is a gifted communicator and writer who currently

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Gathering Together: Baptists at Work in Worship

Kennedy Gathering Together

Gathering Together: Baptists at Work in Worship, edited by Rodney Wallace Kennedy and Derek C. Hatch. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2013. 194 pp. $18.40. A growing concern exists for the lack of studies in the history and practice of Baptist worship. Editors Rodney W. Kennedy, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio, and Derek C. Hatch,

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Outreach and the Arts: Sharing the Gospel with the Arts

Campbell Outreach

Outreach and the Arts: Sharing the Gospel with the Arts, by Constantine Campbell. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2013. 116 pp. $16.99. “If the arts are a God-given tool to express our humanity, they are necessarily connected to Jesus, because our humanity is connected to Him,” asserts Constantine Campbell in a statement concerning his theology of the arts (35). Campbell is

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