Today's believers gather on Sundays just as they always have---but what should biblical worship look like in the 21st century? The authors explore how creative, biblically sound, and spiritually rewarding worship unfolds in the Presbyterian/Reformed tradition, the liturgical practices of the Anglican/Episcopal church, and the "free church" perspective. Includes sample services. 208 pages, softcover from Zondervan.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 256 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2002 Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0310216257 ISBN-13: 9780310216254 UPC: 025986216252 Availability: In Stock
'What is at stake is authenticity. . . . Sooner or later Christians tire of public meetings that are profoundly inauthentic, regardless of how well (or poorly) arranged, directed, performed. We long to meet, corporately, with the living and majestic God and to offer him the praise that is his due.'---D. A. Carson Worship is a hot topic, but the ways that Christians from different traditions view it vary greatly. What is worship? More important, what does it look like in action, both in our corporate gatherings and in our daily lives? These concerns---the blending of principle and practice---are what Worship by the Book addresses. Cutting through cultural cliches, D. A. Carson, Mark Ashton, Kent Hughes, and Timothy Keller explore, respectively: - Worship Under the Word - Following in Cranmer's Footsteps - Free Church Worship: The Challenge of Freedom - Reformed Worship in the Global City 'This is not a comprehensive theology of worship,' writes Carson. 'Still less is it a sociological analysis of current trends or a minister's manual chockfull of 'how to' instructions.' Rather, this book offers pastors, other congregational leaders, and seminary students a thought-provoking biblical theology of worship, followed by a look at how three very different traditions of churchmanship might move from this theological base to a better understanding of corporate worship. Running the gamut from biblical theology to historical assessment all the way to sample service sheets, Worship by the Book shows how local churches in diverse traditions can foster corporate worship that is God-honoring, Word-revering, heartfelt, and historically and culturally informed.
D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or coauthor of over 50 books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God and An Introduction to the New Testament. He is general editor of Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns and Worship by the Book. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world. SPANISH BIO: D. A. Carson (PhD, Universidad de Cambridge) es Profesor de Investigacion del Nuevo Testamento en la Escuela Evangelica Trinity de Divinidades, en Deerfield, Illinois. Es autor o coautor de mas de cincuenta libros, entre ellos The Gagging of God, ganador de la Medalla de oro, asi como Una Introduccion al Nuevo Testamento. Es el Editor general de Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns, y de Worship by the Book. Ha sido pastor y se mantiene activo como conferenciante invitado, tanto en reuniones de iglesia como academicas, en diversos lugares del mundo.
Mark Ashton (MA, Oxford University; MA, Cambridge University) is vicar of the Round Church (Anglican) at St. Andrew the Great, Cambridge, England.
Kent Hughes was in pastoral ministry for 41 years, the last 27 as senior pastor of College Church in Wheaton. He earned his BA from Whittier College (history), an MDiv from Talbot Seminary and a DMin from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife, Barbara, have four children and 21 grandchildren. He retired from his pulpit ministry at College Church and was given the title Senior Pastor Emeritus in December 2006. He continues to be involved in training pastors biblical exposition and preaching.
Timothy Keller is the founder and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God and The Prodigal God. He has also mentored young urban church planters and pastors in New York and other cities through Redeemer City to City, which has helped launch over 200 churches in 35 global cities to date. SPANISH BIO: Timothy Keller nacio y crecio en Pensilvania y se educo en la Universidad Bucknell, el Seminario Teologico Gordon-Conwell y el Seminario Teologico Westminster. Fue pastor por primera vez en Hopewell, Virginia. En 1989 fundo la Iglesia Presbiteriana Redeemer en Manhattan junto a su esposa y sus tres hijos. Hoy dia Redeemer tiene cerca de seis mil asistentes regulares a sus cinco servicios, un sinnumero de iglesias hijas y estan plantando iglesias en las ciudades mas importantes alrededor del mundo.