Worship leaders are adrift in a sea of worship resources, but, incredibly, no single book provides a simple introduction to worship and worship leading. Essential Worship is a concise, easy-to-read primer on the basics of worship theology and practice. Each concept is introduced clearly and concisely. Diagrams, charts, and bulleted lists make the information easy to digest. And preparation and reflection questions help readers apply the material to their own church context.
Whether one is a beginner or an experienced worship leader, readers from all traditions will find in this resource a solid foundation for future success. It is particularly well-suited for the first-time worship or praise band leader, as well as for pastors who want to be more intentional about the music in their services.
If you’re just starting out in music, or going to Bible College for music and worship ministry, this book is the perfect book to have. It is essentially, a thorough review of everything you need to know about worship ministry. It was like reading through my college textbooks again. This book was super helpful in reminding me of why I majored in music and worship and why its so important.
While you don’t need a degree to lead worship this book does provide a good layout for your ministry to run effectively. I gave this a 5 out of 5 stars because I think its exactly what worship leaders need to have on their shelves. Its definitely a book you should keep in your personal library!
While I was hoping for something new this book was definitely needed!
*Disclaimer: I received this book from Baker Books to read and review*
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