In the Bible, Moses sang. Miriam sang. So did Deborah, David, Mary, Paul, the angels, and so many more. The Israelites went to war singing; they sang over victories, over happy moments and hard moments. They knew something we've lost sight of: When we learn to sing God's words back to Him, we align the deepest spaces of our hearts with the deepest places of His--and we experience breakthrough. So why do we relegate singing the Word to just worship teams?
Julie Meyer, a Dove-nominated artist and worship leader, has been teaching all believers how to do just this. She shows that you don't need to know how to read music or even sing in tune. All you need is Scripture and a willingness to engage God in song. As you do, you will see heartache turn into hope, despair into destiny, fear into fearlessness. You stand on the Word, pray it, and even memorize it. Now it's time to sing it.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Heidi Baker 9
1 Sing 19
2 Singing Your Way to Breakthrough 29
3 Singing the Word from Your Heart 41
4 Singing and the Brain 55
5 Sing-Make It Personal 71
6 Sing-Get the Word on the Inside 85
7 Sing-The Song of the Steadfast 97
8 Sing-The Battle Weapon of Song 107
9 Sing-Taking It to the Streets 121
10 God Sings, Creation Sings-It Is Time for You to Join In 139
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I love this idea, singing the scriptures. I will be honest, I haven't tried it yet. But Julie shares many stories about how it has worked in her own life and the lives of others. At the end of each chapter is a prayer, a few questions and then usually it will tell you to go visit her site, click on the chapter you just finished and do the activity. I haven't had a chance to try any of that yet, but I do plan to. She stresses that you do not have to be a worship leader or have a beautiful voice to do this. It is all about the Word getting in your heart and mind. If this sounds interesting to you I recommend this book A copy of this book was given to me by Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.
Like many Christians, you may have spent time memorizing Scripture, but what about taking the time to sing the Scriptures? Singing the Scriptures by Julie Meyer gives Christians guidance on how singing the Scriptures can lead them into a deeper spiritual life. Meyer says "it only takes a Bible and a willingness to engage God in song." I think that means means that you don't have to be the best singer, God will enjoy your voice regardless if you are willing to try it. Singing the Scriptures offers advice and "how to" on taking scripture verses and singing them back to God as a form of personal worship. Each chapter offers practical advice and information followed by prayer, questions to ask yourself, and access to an on-line video to demonstrate how singing the scriptures works. Meyer is a Dove-nominated artist and worship leader who leads workshops on singing the scriptures so she shares from a place of knowledge as well as a heart for serving God. I so enjoyed this little book. Singing the Scriptures is helping to change my personal worship time. I do feel more hopeful and encouraged when I take the time to sing the scriptures. While Scripture memory helps me, I found putting the verses to music helps me remember them even better. I think this book could encourage anyone to have a deeper relationship with God through singing Scripture. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
It was many years ago when I learned heard about singing the scriptures. I have since then loved the idea as another way to praise and worship God. What better words to sing to God than His own. I pray them to Him but I want to sing them too. I was definitely interested in this book! I have read that if we read, speak, and write something we will have a greater capacity to remember it. How much more so if we sing it too, and of all things we read the Bible is the most important to recall! In fact words set to music are easier to memorize, they naturally just stick in your mind. What about commercial jingles? How many of those do can we sing word for word even from out childhood? God loves for us to sing to Him. He doesn’t care if we have a wonderful voice or not. He hears from our heart. Numerous times in scripture we find it as a command. Consider that the Lord placed an entire book on the Psalms sang to Him. I must say I was a little apprehensive about how hard this might be, as I had studied a method of matching old hymns to Bible verses and it was quite daunting. Ms. Meyer’s method is very easy and doable for everyone. Just sing, make up a tune; anyone can do this! The book is filled with encouragement to step out and try. There are many testimonies the incredible change this practice has had on the author’s and others lives. She also brings out what the scriptures have to say about song and those who sang to Him. At the end of the chapters is a suggested prayer, questions to answer and a big bonus; the link address to Ms. Meyers’ website for a video to further instruction in this. I loved her passion and excited for this, it is contagious. A fantastic book1 I received this book from Chosen Books in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are my own.