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Reformed Worship–Resources for Planning and Leading Worship

Author: Joyce Borger, Editor January 18, 2017

This quarterly periodical published by Worship Ministries of the Christian Reformed Church provides liturgy, sermon notes, song suggestions, prayer station ideas, ideas for incorporating drama, dance, and art in worship, and a special section on technology and worship. The many tips and colorful photographs offered show how congregations around the country have interpreted or tried some […]

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Leading Into The World

Author: Paul Galbreath January 9, 2017

If we as Christians believe that worship is paradigmatic to the Christian life, then it matters a great deal what we say in worship. This book by Dr. Paul Galbreath looks at how worship can help us become better stewards of the earth. In the seven chapters, Galbreath provides a comprehensive discussion of various aspects […]

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With All Our Prayers: Walking with God through the Christian Year

Author: John B. Rogers Jr. April 7, 2016

In this new book from Eerdmans Publishing, long-time Presbyterian pastor John B. Rogers Jr. offers prayers ordered around the liturgical calendar for corporate worship and/or individual devotion. These beautifully worded, theologically rich, prayers are provided in a variety of prayer forms: adoration, confession, petition, intercession, thanksgiving. In his review, Dr. Tom Currie says, “the church takes […]

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Leading Through the Water

Author: Paul Galbreath November 14, 2015

Leading Through the Water by Paul Galbreath (2011).This resource could be used to foster healing and reconciliation because it teaches us to recover a theology of baptism.  Baptism frames our journey together and offers us a way to begin again, celebrating a shared sense of our unity. This emphasis on unity  extends beyond differences in denomination or detail since all […]

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Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal

Author: Presbyterian Publishing November 12, 2015

There are many, many new hymns in PCUSA’s new hymnbook Glory to God as well as re-introduced older hymns! Executive Director of Presbyterian Association of Musicians BillMcConnell explains that, for example, the much–loved hymn “Be Still, My Soul” from the 1955 Hymnbook was omitted from the 1990 Presbyterian Hymnal but has been included in Glory to […]

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The Worship Sourcebook

Author: Emily Brink and John D. Witvliet November 11, 2015

Co-published by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, and Baker Books, this 2013 second edition of the classic Worship Sourcebook from Faith Alive Christian Resources contains 40% new material and includes a companion CD–ROM with the whole text of the book for helping pastors and leaders prepare bulletins, PowerPoint slides, or […]

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Preaching God’s Transforming Justice: A Lectionary Commentary

Author: Ronald J. Allen, Dale P. Andrews, Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm November 11, 2015

A worship resource from WJK Press that invites us to think deeply about the lectionary readings, the social realities around us, and God’s call for Justice.  Both the series editors and the collection of writers who have contributed commentaries come from diverse viewpoints, backgrounds, and theologies. The three-volume set includes twenty-two Holy Days of Justice (World […]

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Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation

Author: Sam Hamilton-Poore October 21, 2015

This lovely book by Sam Hamilton-Poore includes prayers and reflections from rich, varied sources (Mother Teresa, Catherine of Siena, Jurgen Moltmann, Wendell Berry, poets, hymns and scripture) about our beautiful earth and our responsibilities as stewards of it. It includes four weeks of daily prayers for morning, midday and evening. Use for small group devotions, […]

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