Seeking the Face of God: Evangelical Worship Reconceived

Seeking the Face of God: Evangelical Worship Reconceived

by J. Daniel Day

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This book is written for church-going people, written to have a conversation about worship. It's written to remind us of just one thing: Worship is about God. It isn't about selling God. It isn't about being inspired by God-referencing programs. It's not even about "experiencing" God. Worship is about God. Period.

It takes only four words to state this. For many readers this assertion will be easy to affirm-it seems so obvious. But, as is frequently the case, the obvious isn't always clear. Specifically, just what does this statement of the obvious mean? If we say that worship is "about" God, in what way or ways is it "about" God? For that matter, what does the word "about" actually mean? And how might one tell if a worship service is really "about" God or "about" something else? If it is "about" God, does this mean that the worshipers themselves are irrelevant? That their needs, their culture, their longings don't matter? Indeed, what would a worship service that's truly "about" God look like? In the course of the book I hope to offer clarifying, credible, and hope-creating answers to questions like these. Arising from within that discussion will actually be a conception of worship that is different from many typical evangelical understandings. However, I'm not so foolish or vain as to imagine that mine is the final word on this subject-my desires are much more modest. What I hope is that these words will be persuasive enough that you'll understand why our evangelical worship must be reconceived and made less about us and more about God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938514401
Publisher: Nurturing Faith Inc.
Publication date: 08/08/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

J. Daniel Day, Ph.D., is former Senior Professor of Christian Preaching and Worship at Campbell University Divinity School in Buies Creek, NC, and also Emeritus Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Raleigh, NC. A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he previously served churches in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, and his native Oklahoma. He and his wife Mary Carol are the parents of twin sons, both of whom are ordained ministers.

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