Jul 25, Joel Schmieg rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. Started slow but the last few chapters were great! But this book is different. For one, I found it deeply encouraging and illuminating to dwell for a while within the scope of worship that Bob Kauflin has. And second, because he manages to challenge everyone as he does it.
I also found the way he addressed emotion super helpful. He integrated the expression of emotion into worship in such a clear and biblically sound way that I felt stretched - in a good way! Not everything is new. But everything is given its proper biblical place. He begins by explaining how worship is something we are hard-wired to do. And then he tells us how true worship can only come from first receiving from God; how it must be an expression of humility and a heart filled with love for God and our church community; and how it is necessarily a ministry to one another.
Let me finish by saying that if you love to worship God, if you struggle with the worship you experience or if you long to worship God more deeply, then read this book.
And, if you do read it, prepare to be stretched in a good way. PS I'm aware that Jonathan Edwards personally owned slaves so citing him positively may cause offence. If this is the case, I apologise. At the same time I thank God for his grace in using flawed people like me for his glory. Jul 27, Kyle Robertson rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian-books , kindle. About a month ago a talented young woman in our church sang "Worship is More Than a Song", which says "You can sing all you want to and still get it wrong Worship is more than a song.
Worship is an ever-present hot topic. While this seems good, we also have to realize that this trend permeate About a month ago a talented young woman in our church sang "Worship is More Than a Song", which says "You can sing all you want to and still get it wrong While this seems good, we also have to realize that this trend permeates into the local churches and can cause problems. Heated debates and even church splits often come from the decision to incorporate more contemporary worship music and styles into services that are strictly traditional.
In this book, Kauflin is quick to clarify that, no matter what side you're on, it is the worship of God that matters. When you cut out the performance and technological aspects of contemporary worship, the gospel truths and theological foundations must still be present. As Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well, "True worshipers worship the Father in spirit and truth.
Kauflin points out that Adam and Eve's entire existence revolved around God.
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They were made worshiping God, until they ate the forbidden fruit and their worship was redirected to worshiping themselves. As a result, all creation plunged into futility and despair. Then, at the first recorded worship service, Cain and Abel each brought an offering to the Lord. The end result was one worshiper killing the other. Jesus is God's ultimate statement that He will provide a way for us to worship Him - not only in this life but for all eternity. I love the quote from theologian Derek Kidner that worship that is acceptable and good "must be more than flattery and more than guess-work.
It is the loving homage of the committed to the Revealed. Many things in our lives today can be considered idols. We turn to them or worship them looking for satisfaction, comfort, security or joy, when we need to focus solely on God and how He is working in our lives. God never intended us to exalt Him on Sunday morning with other Christians and remain quiet about Him the rest of the week.
True worshipers, like the Samaritan woman, can't hold it in. In all aspects of worship we must make sure that God is exalted above all else. Kauflin discusses different things that can distract us and make us lose focus in worship, and he also discusses tips to keep from being distracted in order to focus on exalting God. The final chapter of the book gives us a glimpse of what we might expect in Heaven drawing from verses in Revelation , and how we can direct our worship to prepare us for the coming of our Lord and Savior.
He also focuses on the persecuted church - how we can prepare ourselves and be confident and assured that "the kingdom of the world will become the kingdom of the Lord and of His Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever" Revelation I would definitely recommend this book to all Christians, young and old.
Kauflin does a great job presenting the material, drawing on his 35 years of experience as a worship leader. The book is saturated with scripture, relying heavily on Psalms in particular, as well as many quotes from prominent biblical scholars. There is also a notes section in the back of the book where you can find numerous other writings, books, and websites to explore the art of worship more in depth. Feb 03, Andrew Murch rated it really liked it.
How to Be a True Worshiper
Bob Kauflin has been a voice for biblical worship in the Church for nearly four decades. The director of Sovereign Grace Music, his gift for developing theologically sound hymnody and great written resources for the Church is well earned. True Worshippers, like his earlier book Worship Matters, is a phenomenal resource wherein the nature of biblical worship is examined. True worshippers receive, exalt, gather, edify, sing, keep singing, encounter, and anticipate.
Each chapter gives practical insight into how the Scriptures call worshippers to actively engage these different aspects of their identity.
While two chapters specifically focus on how music is utilized in the life and gathering of true worshippers, most of the book reveals the nature of life-encompassing worship beyond the musical experience. That end, the twin goals of glorifying God and edifying fellow believers, puts music in its proper place. They get more excited about introducing someone to Christ than about meeting someone famous. Conversations with them regularly end up at the foot of the cross, thanking God for his mercy.
Knowing them makes you want to know the Savior better. As he does this, he pastorally and patiently exhorts the reader to examine the trajectory of their daily worship. It is a sound, biblical, and pastoral corrective to an area of practical theology that is often needlessly minimized to a portion of the week or an emotional experience.
Jan 06, David Steele rated it really liked it. Bob Kauflin is no stranger to the local church, especially people in the church who are passionate about worship. Kauflin unpacks the reason for our existence. He explores the very essence of worship and draws practical applications to our contemporary milieu. And it is with this end in mind, that Bob Kauflin explores warp and woof of true worship. The book is comprised of nine chapters, all of which describe the essence and reality of worship. His words are warm and his tone attracts the ear of worshipers.
I personally thank Bob Kauflin for his influence in my life, his Christ-saturated songs, and for leading the people of God to the throne room to worship our Triune LORD. I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. Aug 13, Melissa rated it really liked it. But even more so as someone who worships the living God I am interested in how I can deepen my worship to Him. I love pulling away from the microphone and listening to our voices joined in unity.
Good stuff right there. But overall I enjoyed this book and think if you are looking for more meaning in your worship you will find it here.
- True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters to God by Bob Kauflin;
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher through netgalley. Jan 10, Becky rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviews , operationactuallybooks , reviewcopy. It may be a book about worship, but, it isn't just a book for pastors and worship leaders.
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It is a book that every Christian could benefit from reading. Because worship isn't about Sunday morning--or Sunday evening--worship services, church services. Yes, worship includes meeting together with other believers in the church.
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But worship is so much more than that. Worship is also so much more than singing: either singing hymns or singing praise and worship songs. Kauflin shares with readers what worship is: what true worship is. I thought it was well-written, well-organized. I loved how scriptural it was. I loved how it was about so much more than music and music styles.