The book traces a basic history of gospel music and its shared influences with R and B and the use of the recording media.
I have chronicled the Black Church because the history and the struggles of black people have allowed the church to worship in a flexible manner.
Several musical examples are presented to indicate how traditions are absorbed by contemporary approaches.
This book is a companion and guide for pastors, musicians and church leaders who wish to suppress the struggle of transforming a "lifeless" church into one with a vibrant and ecstatically worshipping church. Several objectives of this book include:
How to transform a worship celebration
Small church with a large church atmosphere
Presenting a spiritual transfusion
The greatest atmosphere is when all of the people come together in one joyful celebration of worship. My argument is that all worship is contemporary when it is introduced and becomes traditional when it becomes the accepted norm for the church. It is time to end these worship wars and allow all of God's children to participate in the fullness of God's worship celebration