Category: Book Review

Merker, Matt. Corporate Worship: How the Church Gathers as God’s People. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2021. 176 pp. $14.99. Understanding the true purpose of the gathering of believers in worship is a challenge for many evangelical churches today. As Matt Merker …

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Fujimura, Makoto. Art and Faith: A Theology of Making. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2021. 184 pp. $26.00. “It is impossible to have faith without imagination” (89). So claims artist and author Makoto Fujimura in what he considers his …

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Taylor, W. David O. Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2020. 230 pp. $24.99. In his book Open and Unafraid: The Psalms as a Guide to Life, W. David O. Taylor, assistant professor …

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Ruth, Lester. Flow: The Ancient Way to Do Contemporary Worship. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2020. 132 pp. $19.99. In a world where churches increasingly have to choose between traditional and contemporary services, Flow by Lester Ruth offers a way for liturgists …

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Lott, R. Allen. Brahms’s A German Requiem: Reconsidering Its Biblical, Historical, and Musical Contexts. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2020. 512 pp. Hardback, $117.28. Despite almost universal modern assessments of Johannes Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) as …

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“The Hebrew people were not the first to worship, but they were the first to worship Yahweh,” writes William L. Hooper in his book Congregational Song in the Worship of the Church (x). Hooper is the former dean of the …

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Cruse, Jonathan Landry. What Happens When We Worship. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2020. 200 pp. $18.00. Every so often a book warrants the thought in my mind, “I wish I would have written this book.” Such is the case …

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Leithart, Peter J. Theopolitan Liturgy. West Monroe, LA: Theopolis Books, 2019. 146 pp. $11.95. In a time when the distractions and depravities of secular culture are bombarding the liturgical life of the Christian church, an intentional shift toward a biblical theology …

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Cherry, Constance M. Worship Like Jesus: A Guide for Every Follower. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2019. 129 pp. $17.99. Attempting to navigate the endless array of available books on worship can be overwhelming, especially to new believers. Discovering authors and publications …

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Bond, Douglas. God Sings! (And Ways We Think He Ought To). Scriptorium Press, 2019. 270 pp. $14.99. Amid the prevalence of an entertainment ethos of worship in the “postmodern, post-Christian, and post-biblical culture,” true worshipers cannot but welcome a biblically …

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