With the start of our new series on worship, here are some helpful books that you might like to read as we think about what it means to praise God.
- The Case for the Psalms (by Tom Wright). In this book, Wright seeks to reclaim the power of the Psalms for the Christian today. It is a beautiful book that helps foster an appreciation of the Psalms and how they can beautifully draw us closer to God. From amazon: "By providing the historical, literary, and spiritual contexts for reading these hymns from ancient Israel’s songbook, The Case for the Psalms provides the tools for incorporating these divine poems into our sacred practices and into our spirituality itself."
- Facedown (by Matt Redman). Acclaimed song writer and worship leader, Matt Redman, helps the reader grow in their understanding of worship in response to God’s majesty and glory. From amazon: “Most believers understand that worship is not a compartmentalized aspect of the Christian experience, but rather it is the motivation--the driving force--behind all that we do and are. We exist to worship God. Matt Redman says, ‘When we face up to the glory of God, we find ourselves face down in worship.’”
- The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life (by Louie Giglio). In this book, Giglio helps the reader explore what it means to be created for worship and how we can do that as part of our everyday life. From amazon: "The Air I Breathe, you'll find your sense of worship increasing beyond church walls or a Sunday routine. Soon all of life becomes your delighted response to God!"