"This is a work of immense importance. I recommend all who wish to have a deeper understanding of what is entailed in worship to read this book. The sixteen contributors follow the biblical understanding with scholarly competence and enthusiasm. Through a study of both text and practice the writers highlight the importance of allowing every sphere of our lives to be worship-oriented opportunities to serve God and to bring Him glory."
Emeritus Professor and Dean
Sydney College of Divinity
"This book is an important contribution by an international group of scholars to pressing issues on the theme of Christian worship. The writers engage with both the text and practice of worship in biblical times, theological reflection on worship, and the practical implications for contemporary evangelical worship. As such, the book reaches out from scholarly interaction with sources to community experience today and will be a valuable tool for students and for all interested in the development of authentic contemporary Christian worship."
--Keith G Jones
Rector, International Baptist Theological Seminary,
Prague, Czech Republic.
"In Praise of Worship has a strong academic undergirding, but is written in an engaging way that will attract specialist and non-specialist alike. Furthermore, most chapters have clear practical implications. This book is particularly timely given the controversy that continues to swirl around the topic of worship. I expect to purchase a personal copy when it appears, and imagine that many academics and pastors will also wish to do so."
--Robert K. McIver
Dean, Faculty of Theology
Avondale College, Australia