Proclamation and Praise
Hebrews 2:12 and the Christology of Worship
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
Ron Man is an able guide into the undiscovered country of one of the most electric, encouraging, and important passages on worship. This book is beautifully written, thoroughly researched and deeply drawn from Scripture and the theologians of the Church. Proclamation and Praise sets worship in its eternal context of being the work of the ascended Christ. Man not only uncovers the common ground amongst proponents of various styles of worship, he takes us further into the heart of worship than many have ever been. This is theology that sings!
--Gerrit S. Dawson, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church (Baton Rouge); author of Jesus Ascended: The Meaning of Christ's Continuing Incarnation
Ron Man has written a compelling account of an undervalued part of Jesus's story: that he rose from the dead to carry on the Father's program of redemption among us. Astutely exegeting Hebrews 2:12, Ron Man makes a case for a revolutionary view of the church--Jesus is the chief Preacher and Leader of Praise.
--Reggie Kidd, Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando); Pastor of Worship, Orangewood Presbyterian Church (Maitland FL); author of With One Voice: Discovering Christ's Song in Our Worship
Insightful, biblical, theologically astute, and well-communicated, Ron Man's presentation is a long overdue treatment of the Hebrews 2 passage. This is a wonderful reminder that Jesus Christ himself is central to our worship. Using evidence gathered from the pages of scripture, the events of history, and the witness of the Church, Man articulates with skill and conviction the truth about Christ being our worship leader.
--Vernon M. Whaley, Director, Center for Worship, Liberty University; author of The Dynamics of Corporate Worship