When it comes to worship, a whole litany of things come to mind when you think about it. So, you can just image the multitude of thoughts that might be conjured up when you hear the phrase, “the future of worship.” When Nathan Byrd tackles this very subject in his book The Future of Worship: Preparing the Church for a Tsunami of Change, you really get a sense that this is something very distinct and something quite major.
Nathan painstakingly establishes the ground work for this very early on, to set the context for where he is going. If you are unfamiliar with Church, worship, or the four words he speaks of at the outset, you will become well versed in it by the time you are deeply entrenched in the meat of this book. You will definitely see how there has been a great misunderstanding of worship and the place of worship that has developed over the years.
As you go through each chapter of this book, you will see the transition that takes place in worship and music, as well as what God is desiring from us through both. There is no doubt that there has to be some change from what has been to what needs to be. Nathan Byrd shares great insight. If you’ve had the questions about why things are the way they are versus the way God intended, Nathan gives a perspective that cannot be ignored. If you’re wondering where things are going or need to go so that what God desires can become a reality, than this will give you some valuable points to make note of.
If you are a worship leader of any sort, be you a pastor, a psalmist, a youth instructor or even a lay-member of your local assembly, this book will absolutely be something that you can dive into and strengthen both your knowledge base as well as you connection to the purpose and place of worship.
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QUESTION: What do you imagine the future of worship to look like?
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