Worship Walk: Where Worship and Life Intersect
Worship Walk: Where Worship and Life Intersect
BY: Gareth J. Goossen
This a revised edition of the 2004 book of the same name. This book is a kind of how to guide for us to put our daily life's in sync with our worship of God. Our worship services should not be about entertainment. The music in a service should not be the reason we come to church. Goossen shows us that worship is a longing to know and love God all the time not just on Sunday. He gives us practical steps to reach this goal. This is his walking it out portion of the book. This is a book for those of us who want to get more out of our worship of God than just entertaining music. I received a free copy of this book for my honest review.
October 10, 2013
Ways to Worship God in our Walk with Him
What does "worship" mean to you? When you hear the word "worship," do you only think of singing songs of praise in church? This book shows readers that worship is much more than music; worship should entwine every aspect of our life. It's meant to be an everyday activity...a consistent way of walking with our God, not reserved for just a Sunday schedule. Does your love and passion for God grow cold or distant? Do you feel like you're walking alone through drought and storm? It's time to soak in God's presence, really worship Him, and connect with Him intimately. The book covers the essence of worship, the cost of worship, the sacrifice of worship, and various ways to worship God in our daily walk with Him. From his wealth of experience, the author shares his insightful thoughts and offers practical ideas/steps for readers to try. He does a wonderful and thorough job at helping readers gain a right understanding of worship and develop a lifestyle of worshipping God, encompassing their hearts, attitudes, and actions.
Being quiet. Asking. Obeying. Confessing. Praying. Witnessing. Encouraging. Suffering. Giving. And many more topics. If you would like to know what worshipping God in spirit and in truth looks like, check Worship Walk out! This book is great for a small group study, book club, or individual study. May God use this book to renew our "first love" for Him and help us be true worshipers who never cease to worship our Lord Most High!
~I received a free copy of this book via The Book Club Network Inc. in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
October 1, 2013
cultivating a lifestyle of worship
What comes to mind when you think of worship? That hour on Sunday morning? Is it the music over which we've had Ã¢ÂÂworship warsÃ¢ÂÂ?
True worship goes much beyond that. Goossen argues that our worship should be our entire life. He invites us to a walk of worship. True worshipers make every effort to engage with Jesus at all times and everywhere.
He reminds us of the cost of worship Ã¢ÂÂ totally focusing on God, and the sacrifice of worship Ã¢ÂÂ always placing Jesus at the center.
He explores all the ways we worship God in the broader context of life: silence, asking, listening to the Holy Spirit, confession, proclaiming, recognizing God's image in creation, prayer, humility, gratitude, extravagance, using spiritual gifts, and suffering. He gives practical suggestions on how to do each aspect of worship too.
He suggests a daily prayer: Ã¢ÂÂLord, in my worship of you today in whatever I am doing, help me to allow you to shape me in your image so that I might be an extension of your presence and an encouragement to one other person.Ã¢ÂÂ (85)
There is so much in this book that strikes at the heart of the Christian. We were made to worship God. Reading this book certainly helped me understand what that means. If you desire to experience worship as a lifestyle, this is the book for you.
I'll leave you with this question Goossen asks, Ã¢ÂÂIs God our goal? Is the essence of our lives and our lifestyles designed to be, like Paul encourages, so that we may 'know' Christ better?Ã¢ÂÂ (157) Does worship encompass all of your life?
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the author for the purpose of this review.
September 21, 2013
By: Gareth J Goossen
I really enjoyed this book. Worship! Wow how are we worshipping the Lord in each day of our lives. I love to close my eyes during the worships service and meditate on the words being sung. We can get so caught up in just saying words and not really getting the message out of a song. I think we want immediate answers as Gareth quoted in here GodÃ¢ÂÂs words Ã¢ÂÂ Be Still Know I am GodÃ¢ÂÂ we all want everything right now. God say wait let me handle this I will decide if you need this or not. I love the way scripture is in the book to back up what is being said. Just everyday stories are awesome in how it puts itt out for us to learn from. I would highly recommend this book.
I was given this book by TBCN for my honest review.
October 16, 2013