Want a fresh perspective on leading worship in the present and planning for the future? Then you need to know about the past! Drury discusses historical developments and contemporary movements in church service design, considering primary and secondary elements; time, space, and objects; and special occasions. Includes resources for further study. Easy-to-read and thought-provoking. 298 pages, softcover from Wesleyan.
This easy reader of church history traces the development of prayer, music, preaching, sacraments and other rituals. It offers clear insight on the reasons behind current worship practices. A helpful book for pastors, worship leaders, or anyone who wonders, "Why do we do that in church?"
Keith Drury is author of more than a dozen books on practical spirituality. Keith is associate professor emeritus of religion at Indiana Wesleyan University.
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