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Worship with gladness : understanding worship from the heart

Author: Joyce Ann Zimmerman
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014.
Series: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship liturgical studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this invitingly written, deeply joyful book, Joyce Ann Zimmerman makes Scripture her foundation as she explores the meaning and purpose of authentic Christian worship today. Zimmerman discusses such subjects as the common elements of worship that transcend denominational boundaries, what Scripture tells us about participating in worship, and how authentic worship expresses itself in daily living.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Ann Zimmerman
ISBN: 9780802869845 080286984X
OCLC Number: 869776130
Description: xvii, 163 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. Worship : withering or greening? The issue : what, really, is worship? --
A clarification : worship and/or liturgy? --
The data : what do we say about worship? --
Worship needs : are there elements we sometimes forget? --
So what, really, is worship? --
2. God's Word : a primer on worship? The ancient code : worship draws us into God's holiness, God's very life --
The Psalm-songs : ancient prayers teach us about worship --
John 4:24 : from human encounter to Jesus as Messiah-savior --
Heavenly worship : multitudes forever sing God's praises --
3. Who we are before God : "Do you not know ...?" Our common baptismal identity --
The saving mystery of Christ --
A new and shared vision of worship --
4. Being together before God : is worship making a difference in how we live? Worship bursting out the doors --
Worship in action --
Worship and doing justice --
Worship and mission --
Conclusion. Describing Christian worship --
The challenges that a fuller understanding of the nature of worship bring.
Series Title: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship liturgical studies series.
Responsibility: Joyce Ann Zimmerman.

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In this invitingly written, deeply joyful book, Joyce Ann Zimmerman makes Scripture her foundation as she explores the meaning and purpose of authentic Christian worship today. Zimmerman discusses such subjects as the common elements of worship that transcend denominational boundaries, what Scripture tells us about participating in worship, and how authentic worship expresses itself in daily living.

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John F. Baldovin, S.J.-- Boston College Anyone who is searching for a way to understand the worship that really goes on in our churches -- and how our worship can be improved -- would do well to Read more...

 
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