Tuesday, April 24

Suggested Worship Books

I just taught a seminar on worship resources, and passed out the following list to about 40 worship leaders and church folks at our Harvest University. Any I should add for next time?

Books on Worship

Bennett, Arthur. Valley of Vision. Banner of Truth, 1983

Carson, D.A. (ed.). Worship: Adoration and Action. Baker Book House, 1994

Engle, Paul (ed.) Exploring the Worship Spectrum: 6 views Zondervan, 2004

Frame, John M. Worship in Spirit and Truth. P & R, 1996

Kendrick, Graham. Worship. Kingsway Communications, 1984

Longman, Tremper III Immanuel in Our Place: Seeing Christ in Israel's Worship (The Gospel According to the Old Testament). P & R Press, 2001

Mahaney, C.J. Humility. Crossway, 2005

Noland, Rory. Heart of the Artist, The. Zondervan, 1999

Page, Nick. And Now Let's Move Into a Time of Nonsense: Why Worship Songs are Failing the Church. Authentic Media, 2005

Peterson, David. Engaging With God: A Biblical Theology of Worship. Intervarsity Press, 2002

Piper, John. Desiring God (3rd Ed.). Multnomah Publishers Inc, 2003 (chpt. 3 especially)

Redman, Matt. The Unquenchable Worshipper: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship. Regal Books, 2001

____________. Facedown. Regal Books 2004

Ross, Allen P. Recalling The Hope of Glory: Biblical Worship from the Garden to the New Creation. Kregel, 2006

Tozer, AW. Whatever Happened to Worship. Christian Pubns, 1985


Patrick said...


Thanks for your blog. This is the first time I'm commenting, and so I hope it's helpful.

Another edited by Carson, which is fabulous, is Worship by the Book (Zondervan).

Marva Dawn's books are also very thought-provoking.

Best is another major thinker on Worship to consider.

Santa Rosa, CA

Ken said...

True Worship by Vaughan Roberts might be worth adding.

Anonymous said...

I think the best book is really old and written by various authors...

...it's called "The Book of Psalms"

- I know, there's always one in every crowd. :-)

- Pastor Brett

Matthew Westerholm said...

Thanks, guys!

Patrick - I've only seen Marva Dawn's books on shelves. A friend gave me "Royal Waste of Time", but I've never read it. Perhaps the title put me off. Is that the best place to start with her work?

Ken - If you are who I think you are, I could have written that comment for you!

Pastor Brett - wow. You are my hero. :-)