Find Your Way to Greater Closeness with God Jeff Deyo invites you into a conversation about worship in a book that was written for anyone seeking to experience the Lord in a deeper way. Does God’s presence seem distant? Do you have a friend who has grown numb to the things of God? Have you given up on hearing God’s voice in the way so many authors and preachers talk about? Are you ready to awaken your life to a vibrant, one-on-one relationship with the Father once and for all? This is your moment. Your hope is about to be restored as you consider these questions and more:
- Are we truly present in God’s presence?
- Do we encounter songs, artists, and atmospheres without encountering God Himself?
- What do we do when we lose the emotion that often surrounds worshiping God?
- Why are so many of us tempted to put ministry for God above intimacy with God?
- Are we unintentionally worshiping the image of a false god when we cherry-pick easy-to-swallow scriptures about God’s character?
- Can the good work of serving the poor and moving in the supernatural cause us to miss the one thing?
- Do we allow potential embarrassment to keep us from loving and worshiping God extravagantly?
Shift your perspective on relationship with God from obligation to invitation and rediscover authentic worship that reaches from the secret place to the marketplace.
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About the Author
Jeff Deyo is a worship leader, songwriter, author, blogger, speaker, and professor. He is the founder of Worship City Ministries and is internationally known as the former lead singer of the Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning worship band Sonicflood. He is one of the worship pastors at Celebration Church and holds the high honor of being a full-time faculty member at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. He has been happily married to his college sweetheart, Martha, since 1992 and has four beautiful children, Roman, Evan, Channing, and Clara. Connect with Jeff @JeffDeyo on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Table of Contents
Section 1 What in the World Is Worship? 11
Chapter 1 Unearthing Musical Worship 13
Chapter 2 Intimacy Before Ministry 23
Chapter 3 More than Music 35
Chapter 4 In the Majestic and the Mundane 43
Chapter 5 God's Presence-What Is It? 51
Chapter 6 Aiding Our Awakening with Singing 61
Section 2 Why Worship, Anyway? 73
Chapter 7 Worship Is Not for God 75
Chapter 8 The Most Important One Thing 83
Chapter 9 Made for This 99
Chapter 10 Because He Loves Us 111
Chapter 11 Protection in His Presence 119
Section 3 Who Again Are We Worshiping? 127
Chapter 12 The Invisible Visible God 129
Chapter 13 An Unequivocally Supreme God 139
Chapter 14 American Idolatry 153
Chapter 15 King and Friend 171
Section 4 How Do We Do This Worship Thing? 179
Chapter 16 With Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength 181
Chapter 17 With Extravagance 189
Chapter 18 Like a Child 201
Chapter 19 When We Don't Feel Like It 209
Chapter 20 With Great Big God Perspective 219
Chapter 21 Face to Face 231
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Experiencing God in a Deeper Way It is always good to find a new author who writes in a genre that identifies with you and your passion. Jeff Deyo struck just that kind of chord with me. Jeff not only has a passion for worship but a gift of communication that resonates with the reader. “Awakening Pure Worship” describes a holistic approach to worship; a lifestyle of prayer which invites the presence of God into all areas of your life, biblical worship expressed in up to date terms for a modern age. Jeff uses a conversational style, reader-friendly, as he relates experiences of his spiritual journey; his authentic search for God. Jeff’s enthusiasm is contagious, as the words of his compelling call to worship appear to “jump off the page” in a celebration of unrestrained praise. Each chapter opens with a quote from a well-known pastor, author, or worship leader that establishes a desire on the part of the reader to linger in the presence of God, more profoundly, more fully, and more deeply. Jeff’s writing is refreshing, transformational; “Awakening Pure Worship” is a book for anyone seeking a fresh encounter with God in worship. I have personally been helped by Jeff’s writing and am asking Jesus to rekindle in me the desire to experience a growing, passionate, daily connection with Jesus God, by “cultivating a closer friendship with Him. A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.