Here in one volume is a collection of Tozer's thoughts on worship and entertainment chosen from 500 tape recordings of his preaching. These selections are the essence of Tozer's convictions on decadence within the Church. Also included is his essay, "The
Used as a text internationally, Exploring Worship lays a scriptural foundation for understanding what praise and worship really is, and then provides a practical framework for implementing praise and worship at the local church level. This is one of theforemost worship texts used today by Bible Schools, Universities, and local church worship ministries. This newly-released "Revised/Updated version" makes Exploring Worship once again a relevant equipping tool to today's worshipers. "I am totally unaware of a more comprehensive treatment of this subject in any book, including those of mine. It should be read by all worshipers, and should be required study for all who aspire to lead congregational worship." - Dr. Jud ... more
Do you lack anticipation of Sunday morning? Bring back the joy to Sunday mornings for yourself and your congregation! Author Michael Walters understands the importance of the worship experience to the overall health of the church. He shares why it matters, how and why things go wrong, and then gives practical ideas for involving people in the worship service. In Wonder, Love, & Praise, Walters challenges the contemporary belief that worship is only the opening act to the sermon. He asserts that the entire service is worship and also the responsibility of the senior pastor to coordinate. You can do this, and Walters can help. Revitalize your church with a solid Sunday morning worship service.
Most of us feel utterly ransacked: we're waylaid by endless demands and stifling routines. Even our vacations have a panicky, task-like edge to them. "If I only had more time," is the mantra of our age. But is this the real problem?
Widely acclaimed author Mark Buchanan states that what we've really lost is "the rest of God-the rest God bestows and, with it, that part of himself we can know only through stillness." Stillness as a virtue is a foreign concept in our society, but there is wisdom in God's own rhythm of work and rest. Sabbath is elixir and antidote. It is a gift for our sanity and wholeness--to prolong our lives, to enrich our relationships, to increase our fruitfulness, to make our joy complete. Jes ... more
Considered by Ratzinger devotees as his greatest work on the Liturgy, this profound and beautifully written treatment of the "great prayer of the Church" will help readers rediscover the Liturgy in all its hidden spiritual wealth and transcendent grandeur as the very center of our Christian life.
In his own foreward to the book, Cardinal Ratzinger compares this work to a much earlier classic of the same title by Romano Guardini because Ratzinger feels that his insights here are similar with what Guardini achieved in his time regarding a renewed understanding of the Liturgy.
"Exploring Worship ranks at the top of the must read book list. ...a great resource for training and teaching local church music teams of flow in the spiritual and practical applications of praise and workship"....Kent Henry, Editor, The Psalmist Mag.
Includes services for ordinations, special days, and dedications, all looking at the biblical, psychological, and sociological factors that give substance and signifigance to the black-church worship tradition. A resource to plan services with suggested Scripture, order of service, and brief comments for celebration in the black tradition.
The Prayer-Saturated Church provides step-by-step, practical help for mobilizing, organizing, and motivating believers to make their church a house of prayer. Written by a veteran prayer leader with hands-on experience in local church prayer, The Prayer-Saturated Church will enable any church to take prayer to the next level.