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Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2010
Worship elevates us into God's presence, renews our spirits, and expresses our deepest love for our Savior. Yet worship can also be a call to arms, a battle cry, a salvo in an ancient spiritual struggle.
Acclaimed songwriter Brian Doerksen believes that God is calling us to both love and to battle. To spread peace and wage spiritual warfare. We do this through how we live, how we serve Him, and how we protect and fight for what matters most. For Brian, music was his answer to this provocative call.
Now Brian shares the stories and inspirations behind some of today's most acclaimed songs of worship, including "Come, Now is the Time to Worship," "Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)," and "With All My Affection." Brian shares rich truths and insights that informed twelve of his greatest songs, and offers special tips for aspiring songwriters. Readers will be encouraged to wage spiritual war and share His love through a life of radical worship.
Brian Doerksen has always had a passion for expressing worship through music. He is an award-winning songwriter of some of today's most acclaimed songs of worship. He is currently developing a musical of hope based on Luke 15 called "Return." Brian, his wife, Joyce, and their six children reside in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.
In Make Love, Make War, Doerksen shares the stories and inspirations behind some of todays most influential songs of worship, including Come, Now Is the Time to Worship, Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing), and Refiners Fire. While offering special tips for aspiring songwriters, Doerksen also reveals rich truths and insights about the nature of God, His calling for us, and how we can wage spiritual war and share His love through a life of radical worship.
I believe that we know love and war are at the heart of everything inside us, and everything going on all around us, says Doerksen. We sense that there is nothing that Satan hates more than the worship of Yahweh by those who are faithful to the Lamb. He spends more than a little energy convincing us that there really is no war going on, and that the sum total of our lives calling is to be nice. But God is provoking us to rise up and fight. The war He calls us to make is always for the sake of love!