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By Ronald Barclay Allen / Word / 2001
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A logical, yet passionate approach that brings much needed harmony to the many facets of worship in the church today.
Although often controversial, worship is an essential and enduring element of the Christian faith. This three-part study examines the issues surrounding the corporate worship of God, including biblical models and the current revolution in evangelical worship. At a time of radical change in the church, Allen's logical-yet-passionate approach is timely and brings much-needed harmony to the many facets of worship.
If you want to wake up the worship in your church, this may be the book for you. Ronald B. Allen calls us to rediscover the wonder of worship and he challenges us to consider some questions:
Twenty years ago I studied Hebrew under the teaching of Dr. Ron Allen. His authentic love for the Lord, the language and for the people in his life helped me hear the music of the Psalms and the rest of the Word of God. His teaching and life helped me in my own love and understanding of our Lord and His word. That same authenticity and insight is brought to bear in this book. As a pastor I found the balanced treatment of worship in the church extremely helpful. I found the accuracy of the details and research to be significant in dealing with one's preferences and the preferences of others. It was very affirming in where we are as a church in regard to worship, yet challenging as well. The emphasis is is back to the bible as the source of information. As a person who worships God I found the sensitivity and insights moving in such a way that I can hear the music of the Word of God. I highly recommend this book to all.
Ronald B. Allen is Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary. He holds a B.A. from California State University, a Th.M. and a Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He served as senior editor for the New King James Version, the Nelson Study Bible, and the Nelson New Illustrated Bible Commentary, and has written many books, including Worship: Rediscovering the Missing Jewel.