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Number of Pages: 121
Vendor: Bridge-Logos Publishing
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Altars for Everyone: Worship Designs on Any BudgetNancy C. Townley, Stephanie DavisAbingdon Press / 2013 / Trade Paperback$21.99
As a added bonus, this book gives the reader a free download of Holland Davis's platinum-selling song "Let It Rise."
Author: Holland Davis
Located in: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Submitted: April 24, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. First the important stuff...
Holland Davis is married to Roxie Davis and has three kids - Austin Davis, Chase Davis and Madison Davis. Holland says, "This year marks 25 years of marriage with my wife. I'm really one of the most blessed husbands in the world to have a wife who has stood the test of time and is a great mother to our kids. I love my wife today more than the first day I met her. She is a source of strength and inspiration to me. All of our kids are presently walking with the Lord which is a huge blessing to us." Speaking of his relationship to the Lord... "I met Jesus at a Young Life meeting at a Marine Corp Air Station in Iwakuni, Japan when I was thirteen. Jesus became so real to me that I simply surrendered my life to following him all the days of my life." For those that know Holland, that is the central passion of his life... to worship and teach others about the God who so generously pours out his love on us.
Now the other stuff...
Holland Davis is the Pastor of Devotional Arts at Ocean Hills Church in San Juan Capistrano and a featured writer for Technologies For Worship Magazine. Each year Ocean Hills sponsors the Worship Life Conference - a conference for Worship Leaders, Musicians, Pastors, Children's Directors, Technical Staff and anyone wanting to learn more about worship. Holland also served as the A&R / Marketing Director for Maranatha! Music and pioneered the School Of Worship at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa where he served as the worship leader for Pastor Chuck Smith. His writing credits include Let It Rise, Who Is Like The Lord, For Such A Time As This, At The Cross (Maranatha! Music), Healing Word, Glorious, Warrior King (Vineyard Music), Surrender, To Him Who Sits Upon The Throne (Rolltop Music) and I Will Stand, Worthy Is the Lamb, An Ocean Of Forgiveness (worshipsong.com). Holland's songs, chord charts or lead sheets can be found at worshipsong.com.
What was your motivation behind this project? Let It Rise is the culmination of over 20 years of worship ministry. I've basically taken the key workshops that I've taught at worship conferences around the world and put them in book form. I was also looking to develop a manual that I could use to mentor worship leaders and educate pastors on one of the most important relationships in the modern church. Having said that, there are practical applications for all levels of leadership whether you're involved in music or not.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? My hope is that this book will encourage worship leaders to grow in their gifting and pastors to open their understanding to one of the most powerful partners they have in their church. There are a couple of key chapters that I think present some new thoughts in the area of worship. One is the chapter on the role of the worship leader and the chapter on pastor / worship leader relationships.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? This project really impacted me on several levels. On a personal level it was a reminder of the primary call of the worship leader - which is relationship to Christ. On a theological level it was a great exercise to really think through and capture by pen what I believe the Bible teaches about the ministry of worship.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Key sources of influence are Pastor Chuck Smith, Skip Heitzig, John Wimber, Chuck Fromm, John Lai and Ken Blue. Favorite authors include Pastor Chuck Smith, Warren Wiersbe, Richard Lovelace, Leanne Payne, Joseph Prince, Don Williams, John Wimber, Ken Blue and so many others.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: This book is really written in a quirky, fast paced, bullet point way. It was designed for people like me who don't like to read. And it's not just for musicians. There are great bits of history, stories and general theology for folks wanting to grow in the area of worship.