Worship is something than just worship service.
What is worship all about Harold Best does in his book his best effort to reveal the riches of Christian worship of God.
Bored, bored, bored The experience of unceasing SEE TITLE was that this book never seemed to end My hopes for books that claim to share biblical perspectives is much higher than this book offered The ramblings of this author on such an important subject did not draw me any nearer to God or give me a deeper appreciation for the God who created me This is what I call a book fail.
This book is a gem It is beautifully written as well as profound Best has developed a deeply thought out theology of worship that is rooted in biblical truth It begins with his noting that we are created by God to worship throughout our existence, heavenly as well as earthly I bought a digital copy first but then went on to order a paperback as there was so much in this book, I wanted to make margin notes and will go back to it again and again As one responsible with two others for worship in our church, this book is enriching our experience of God and our work as we read Best does not get bogged down in debates of one music type rather than another but looks at worship as an outpouring of worship to God and from God to us as worship is connected to pre
Harold Best posits that nobody does not worship He develops the idea of continuous outpouring, saying that God has eternally been continuously outpouring and that human beings, as creatures made in God s image, are also created continuous outpouring For humans, that outpouring is expressed in worship In fact, all human beings are always in a state of worship The problem is, worship is not always directed God ward For the Christian, though, because of Christ s work, our worship can be redeemed and can be directed toward God.
Best understands that all of life is a matter of worship of honoring and serving that which or the One whom we value Moreover, Best understands corporate worship to be a continuation of the worship Christians do even when they are not assembled together Thus, there is no need to have a call to worship at the beginning of a corporate worship service, as though worshi One of the most thought provoking books about worship that I have ever read It is written so well that it captivates the reader that you will not put the book down, But must think about all the implications the writer has put out there.
Reader S Best Book Of We Are Not Created To Worship Nor Are We Created For Worship We Are Created Worshiping Too Often Christians Have Only Thought Of Worship In Terms Of Particular Musical Styles Or Liturgical Formats But A Proper View Of Worship Is Far Larger Than What Takes Place In Churches On Sunday Mornings Worship Is Not Limited To Specific Times, Places Or Activities God Is By His Very Nature Continuously Outpouring Himself Because We Are Created In His Image, We Too ✓ read ✓ Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts by Harold M Best á Are Continually Pouring Ourselves In Various Directions, Whether Toward God Or Toward False Gods All Of Us, Christian Or Not, Are Always Worshiping, Whether Or Not That Worship Is Directed Toward God We Are Unceasing Worshipers The Fruition Of A Lifetime Of Study, Reflection And Experience, This Volume Sets Forth Harold M Best S Understanding Of Worship And The Arts Widely Respected As One Of The Foremost Thinkers And Practitioners In His Field, Best Explores The Full Scope Of Worship As Continuous Outpouring In All Settings And Contexts With Careful Exposition And Eloquent Analysis, Best Casts A Holistic Vision For Worship That Transcends Narrow Discussions Of Musical Style Or Congregational Preference On This Broader Canvas, Best Addresses Popular Misunderstandings About The Use Of Music And Offers Correctives Toward A Biblically Consistent Practice Of Artistic Action Incisive, Biblical, Profound And Comprehensive, Best S Landmark Volume Is One By Which All Other Statements On Worship And The Arts Will Be Measured