Reformed Christians,” write D. G. Hart and John R. Muether, “are increasingly divided over how they ought to worship their God.” Considering it an urgent matter “to recover a biblical view of worship,” the authors have written With Reverence and Awe. Drawing on Scripture and Reformed confessions and catechisms, the authors answer such questions as: • When are we to worship? • How do we worship with reverence and joy? • What is the place of the means of grace? • How do the elements of worship differ from its circumstances? Finally the authors tackle "the most divisive issue," music.
About the Author
John R. Muether (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) is librarian and associate professor of church history at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. The coauthor of four volumes, Muether has served on the Harvard Divinity School library staff and has been librarian at Western Theological Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He has served on the editorial board of Regeneration Quarterly and on the board of directors of Mars Hill Audio. He is historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and serves on that denomination's Christian Education Committee.
D. G. Hart studied American history at the Johns Hopkins University and has served as director of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College and academic dean and professor of church history at Westminster Seminary in California. He is currently visiting assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College.
Do you enjoy reading books that get you to thinking about things differently? Hart and Muether will do this for you on the topic of worship. Have you ever thought about worship as a congregational conversation with God? Or how about the relationship between worship and how the Great Commision is to be fulfilled. So much of today's books on worship are really nothing more than an attempt by the author to defend his/her preferences. Not this one. Hart and Muether with grace, insight and sound theology walk you through New Testament worship in the most refreshing way. I love this book. I wish I could buy a copy for every pastor and worship leader in the country. The congregation that captures the vision for worship the these writers put forth will enter into a world of praise rarely realized in today's modern church. This is a keeper!