What comes to mind when you think of worship? Hymns? Offerings? Hands uplifted in prayer? Field leads you beyond prescribed formulas to the very heart of devotion. Challenging you to view worship as God does, he encourages you to do the Father's will, fight for justice, treat people kindly, and walk humbly in God's sight. 192 pages, softcover from New Hope.
Taylor Field takes us with him in his provocative probe into Scripture, where he writes, God turns our normal expectation of devotion and worship on its head. Often, we think of worship and devotion as attending church, singing, journaling, and so on. Yet Upside-Down Devotion reports that unless we stand for those in trouble, we have missed what pleases Godand that God actually hates our signs of devotion, despises our worship, and rather finds it disgusting. Coining the word do-voted, Fields fresh narrative, based on 25 years of ministry experience and service to thousands of individuals, including people on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, will have readers changing perspective on how to define worship.
Taylor Field is anything but ordinary. For the last 25 years he has served as the pastor-director of Graffiti Community Ministries in New York City where he has been recognized for his church and community ministry. Working with more than 10,000 people a year, Graffiti Community Ministries serves and empowers children, youth, and adults on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He works together with his wife, Susan Field. Taylor has a PhD from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and an MDiv from Princeton Seminary. Taylor has written five books, including Squat. He has two married children who are both working in ministry in New York City.