Worship matters. It’s a time for God’s people to speak directly to him, declaring his praises and reminding each other of his grace. While worship is more than just singing, the times when God’s people come together to sing with one voice are biblically based, historically rooted, and powerfully sanctifying experiences. In True Worshipers, an experienced songwriter and worship pastor guides readers toward a more engaging, transformative, and biblically faithful encounter with God during times of congregational worship. Through practical guidance and faithful Bible teaching, this book connects Sunday worship to the rest of our lives—helping us live as true worshipers each and every day.
As a worship leader I’m always interested in books that deal with worship. But even more so as someone who worships the living God I am interested in how I can deepen my worship to Him.
This book is for any worshiper…that’s you. We all worship something or someone as the book says “we never begin worship, we aim it.” I love that quote.
I highlighted a lot in this book and won’t share everything but there are a lot of nuggets of truth.
Here are a few things that caught my attention:
“Performance is often valued over participation, and technology over truth.” There is nothing I love more than hearing the congregation lift their voices. I love pulling away from the microphone and listening to our voices joined in unity.
“Every church or individual who claims to be Spirit-led must be Word-fed.”
“God never intended us to exalt him on Sunday morning with other Christians and remain quiet about him the rest of the week.” Can I get an amen? Good stuff right there.
Oh, I have to share one more: “There are no normal Sundays. Just fresh opportunities to behold the glory of the Lord as we’re “transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another” (2 Cor. 3:18)”
There were a few times I glazed over and found my mind wandering. And there are a few things the author says that I don’t necessarily agree with. But overall I enjoyed this book and think if you are looking for more meaning in your worship you will find it here.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.