Heaven's Praise: Hearing God Say, Well Done
Serious Bible study for Serious Believers
Heaven's Praise is the second of author Dwayne Moore's Bible Study books, coming after his well-received study book, Pure Praise.
While Pure Praise was aimed toward those in worship leadership, Heaven's Praise is meant for any believer who desires to one day hear God say, "Well done, good and faithful servant."
Built around the passage in Matthew 25:14-30, generally called "the Parable of the Talents," this six week study explores how we get from where we are, to becoming a person who will hear those words of blessing at heaven's gate. Each day's lesson builds upon the previous lesson, and includes space to respond to the lesson with a daily response and daily meditation.
We were taught to Think Right, Aim Right, Act Right, Stay Right, End Right, and Win Right. And all along the way were hundreds of scripture passages and insightful quotes from many sources, skillfully woven together by Dwayne's God-given wisdom and easy-to-follow writing style.
I highly recommend Heaven's Praise for anyone who cares enough about their walk with God to realize that there is room for improvement. If you have "arrived," this book isn't for you, but if you struggle with consistently being who God intends for you to be, and need some solid, scriptural help to get out of your rut and into obedience, then this study is what you need.
March 19, 2012
A Must Read study for every worship leader
Dwayne Moore, author of Pure Praise, has written another great resource for Worship Leaders, Pastors, Praise Teams, Choir Members and any Christian serious about worship. This book, like Pure Praise, is not written to be read through in a hurry. It is designed to be used as either an individual or group study spread out over a six week time period. The book is broken down into six weekly sections with five daily studies per section. While Pure Praise helped show us how we are to best praise God, Heaven's Praise develops the theme of God's response to our lifetime of praise. The book is an inspiration to study and will change the way the reader pursues a lifetime of worship.
September 16, 2011
HeavenÃ¢ÂÂs Praise: Hearing God Say Ã¢ÂÂWell-DoneÃ¢ÂÂ. Dwayne Moore. Colorado: Group Publishing, 2011. 169 pp
What happens at the end of the journey in the life of a believer? Will we all hear a Ã¢ÂÂwell-doneÃ¢ÂÂ offered by God?
Dwayne Moore has created an in-depth study of this topic that picks up where his first study, Pure Praise: A Heart-Focused Bible Study on Worship, left off. In the first study, believers get a clear view of the role of worship in their lives. HeavenÃ¢ÂÂs Praise takes this to the next step and puts a focus on what Moore believes needs to happen in those lives to hear God say Ã¢ÂÂWell doneÃ¢ÂÂ. This study is packed full of bible examples, readings, and meditations to support what he asserts.
I enjoy the writing style in this study. It is intimate, with many strong personal examples supplied. The life example of the Beam family is a particularly potent stand out from those used.
The study is six weeks long and is set up so that an individual or a small group can do it. I did it as an individual study and I was absolutely drawn in by the middle of the first week. There were several transformational moments for me along the course of this study and I am very excited to take these two studies and work through them with people in my congregation.
Maggie Cook, Worship Leader, Grace Church, Northfield, VT
June 2, 2011