In Rebranding Worship, Wayne Huirua, a precious friend, prolific writer, prophetic psalmist, and profound thinker, takes us back to Gods original intention for humanity: being one with the Father. Adam walked with God in the "cool" of the day. That word "cool" is a translation of the Hebrew word ruach, which can be translated as spirit, breath, and wind. To walk with God in the wind, breath, and "spirit" of the day, was to have deep, immediate, intimate, unbroken fellowship with God. Wayne invites us to rethink our understanding of who we are and what we are becoming in terms of that original relationship. He does a masterful job of inviting us to not merely think of worship as something we do to get back to a place of surrender to God because of the problem of the Fall. It is so much more. In fact, Wayne ultimately lets us know that worship isnt even something we do; it is something born of love that we actually are and become. Take your time as you read, ponder, and meditate on the amazing insights Wayne offers here from the rich reservoir of his own overflowing spirit of love for the Father and the Son. He and Libby have been able to impart that amazing love in their concerts, seminars, and times of leading worship all around the world. You now have in your hand the opportunity to explore those very secrets to their sustained and overflowing joy. In the words of Solomon the Wise in his Song of Songs, "Drink deeply, O lovers."
Bishop Mark J. Chironna, MA, PhD, Mark Chironna Ministries, Church on the Living Edge, Orlando, FL
On the global scene, Wayne Huirua stands out among those who lead with spiritual sensitivitydrawing worshippers into Gods presence; at the same time, with skill and spiritual discernment, he balances the contemporary with the timeless, always keeping eternitys message and values in view.
Jack W. Hayford, Chancellor, The Kings University, Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA
I love Wayne and Libby as friendsthey are Generals in worship in New Zealand and carry an excellent spirit and a heart for mentoring and equipping creative Christians. I have no hesitation in recommending them to you for Jesus-centered training.
Israel Houghton, Multi-Grammy-award-winning recording artist, Worship pastor, Lakewood Church, Houston, TX
I have known Wayne and Libby Huirua for many years, both as leaders and as friends, and their heart for God, worship, and training and of discipling young creatives qualifies the platform they lead from.
Darlene Zschech, Award-winning recording artist, Senior pastor, Hope Unlimited Church, NSW, Australia
Waynes understanding and implementation of pure, scripturally and spiritually focused worship is rarely found today. Whether through his leading in worship, in his compositions, or as so beautifully articulated in this new book, Wayne enables the body of Christ to see the heart of God and His design for His children as worshippers!
Sy Goraieb, Director, The Institute of Worship, The Kings University, Los Angeles, CA
Ive known Wayne and Libby for a while now, and this book truly reflects their love for the Lord and their passion for worship. As a worship leader, you look for insight that gives a fresh perspective on worship as it relates to our relationship with God and everyday living. Wayne has done just that. Not only is this a very insightful book, but its an easy read as well. I recommend Rebranding Worship due to Waynes years of experience and passion for Gods presence. Discover your God-given purpose!
Adam Ranney, Singer/songwriter, International worship leader and mentor, www.adamranney.org