The church choir prepares musically and vocally at each of its 52 weekly rehearsals. It is the purpose of this book to assist in choir members' spiritual preparation, as focus is aimed away from notes and rythms and temporarily toward matters of faith and life. These thoughtful, easy-to-use devotions are ideal for use during choir rehearsal, before a choir program, or as food for personal meditation. Written by a life-long participant in the music of the church, each devotion is geared toward church choir members and their particular faith-walk. Each week's devotional reflection begins with a Scripture or hymn passage and concludes with a brief prayer.
Rehearsing the Soul is a collection of 52 five-minute devotions centered on the life of the church choir and its members. The book is organized by seasons, and each one- to two-page devotion relates directly to the ministry and events of a church choir. These events include the beginning of the choir year, rehearsal schedules, hymns, worship, and other aspects of the choir member's particular faith walk. Each devotion begins with a Scripture passage and closes with a brief prayer.
Terry York is Associate Professor of Christian Ministry and Church Music at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he serves on both the School of Music and the Truett Theological Seminary faculties. He was the Hymnal Project Coordinator for The Baptist Hymnal, 1991. Terry's prior Abingdon publications include the devotional books Rehearsing the Soul and Observing the Rests.