For All God's Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church

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All Christians worship God, but many do not fully understand what "worship" means. This insightful book by N. T. Wright explores both the meaning and the results of worship. In Part 1, titled "The God Who Is Worthy of Praise," Wright focuses on God and on what worshipping God actually means. Wright celebrates the greatness and love of God as the ground and reason for worship and shows how reflection on who God actually is, especially as revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, leads to true worship...
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Overview

All Christians worship God, but many do not fully understand what "worship" means. This insightful book by N. T. Wright explores both the meaning and the results of worship. In Part 1, titled "The God Who Is Worthy of Praise," Wright focuses on God and on what worshipping God actually means. Wright celebrates the greatness and love of God as the ground and reason for worship and shows how reflection on who God actually is, especially as revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, leads to true worship from both the heart and the mind. "Worship" derives from "worth-ship": it means giving God all he's worth. In Part 2, "Reflecting God's Image in the World," Wright addresses a range of church-related issues that arise from the activity of worship. Because worship can never remain isolated from the task of the church, Wright here explores how true worship leads to the mission of the church in various specific ways.
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Editorial Reviews

CBA Marketplace
Rich in theoretical foundations.... It will be of interest to pastors and worship leaders.
Library Journal
A biblical scholar (The Original Jesus, Eerdmans, 1997), Wright focuses here on the significance of Christian worship. He explores biblical texts in light of what they mean for a living faith, particularly the doctrine of justification by faith, which he believes is a call for Christian churches to put aside differences in order to worship together. He reflects on the important role that churches play in transforming individuals through worship, reminding Christians that they can be agents of change in the larger world. A passionate and thoughtful book, suitable for theology libraries.
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-- Richard A. Burridge in Theological Book Review
"Beautifully written and easily read."

-- Library Journal
"A passionate and thoughtful book."

-- Anglican Journal
"Humor, perceptivity, and a firm grasp of the real world come together in this feast of expository meditations."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802843197
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/1997
  • Pages: 136
  • Sales rank: 964,331
  • Product dimensions: 5.29 (w) x 8.35 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

N. T. Wright is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and one of the most highly respected biblical scholars in the world today. Among his many other published works are Jesus and the Victory of God, Surprised by Hope, and Simply Christian.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The God Who is Worthy of Praise 5
1 Worship 5
2 It Is All God's Work 14
3 The God I Want? 23
4 God on the Same Scale 33
5 The Glory of the Lord 42
6 The Face of Love 51
7 No Bones About It 60
Pt. 2 Reflecting God's Image in the World 69
8 Remember 69
9 Doing What He Was Told 75
10 Bethany 84
11 When I Am Weak 93
12 Getting Back on the Road 103
13 The Older Brother 112
14 Living Truth 124
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