If you’re looking for a great resource to study worship in both the Old and New Testaments, this might be your book. It’s thorough and well annotated, both literary and scriptural.
But it’s not dry and purely intellectual. Author Allen Ross illuminates the glory of the God we are to worship, which makes these writings not only informative but also engaging. My book review is here.
Excerpt from Recalling the Hope of Glory
Too many Christians have settled into a familiar routine called worship; they are not comfortable with change, and they are afraid to do things that might look like what other denominations do.
But worship is one of those aspects of the Christian faith that must continue to grow and flourish, or it will cease to have the dynamic impact it can have on believers who must cope with life in this world.
There is no reason for individual congregations to change everything they have been doing; but there is every reason for all congregations to evaluate everything they are doing to see how they can do it better.
And the test for this evaluation is how well the worship activities transform the lives of believers for service in this life and fit them for glory.
. . . The church, believers, must always be discovering more meaningful and more glorious ways to worship God, for worship is essential to the spiritual life.
– Allen P. Ross
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