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Worship is a Verb: Eight Principles for Transforming Worship

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  69 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Worship. It isn't an entertaining showcase for a talented soprano or a lecture on textual criticism or a pleasant weekly reunion of friends and family. Instead, true worship is a joyous celebration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And as we actively turn our hearts toward God in earnest praise of God's great works, God in turn speaks to us and blesses ...more
Paperback, 225 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Hendrickson Publishers (first published January 1st 1985)
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M Christopher
Oct 31, 2011 M Christopher rated it it was ok
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I had been looking forward to reading this classic for some time. Originally published in 1985, it marked the beginning of a shift in approaches to worship in the evangelical world. I've read other works by the author and enjoyed them greatly. So, I was a little disappointed to realize that this book has become so heavily used that it no longer had much new to say to me. Also, Webber suffered from the "no saint like a reformed sinner" syndrome. He was so enthralled with the ancient forms of wors ...more
Gene Mccallips
Sep 16, 2011 Gene Mccallips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As an acquaintance of Dr. Webber's, I was struck even before I met him with the simplicity and the power of his insights. Unlike one other rude reviewer, who seemed more intent on ranting than reviewing with any intellectual honesty, I believe that Dr. Robert Webber contributed significantly to the conversation of defining worship at a time when it was easy to pickup sides and embrace one's own biases instead of seeing God at work on a grander scale. I am teaching a course on leading worship and ...more
Timothy Stidham
Sep 30, 2012 Timothy Stidham rated it really liked it
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The book gets 4 stars for being so thorough and practical. The ancient Christian 4-Fold pattern of worship is presented with useful guides for discussion. It almost gets 3 stars for the places where Webber's views seem a bit esoteric or high church-affected. But nobody else has done it better. Webber's material seeks to give worship back to the people, while retaining key roles for clergy as initiators and facilitators of worship as a lifestyle. Highly recommended.
George Shubin
Nov 23, 2010 George Shubin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fair exposition to counteract the passive-observational type of services so many churches are stuck in.
Worship isn't supposed to be a showcase for talented performers, a lecture on textual criticism, or a social occasion. Although not explicitly Reformed, and a far cry from the theological astuteness of Jeff Meyers' "The Lord's Service", this book could bring a breath of fresh air into a congregation that watches worship being done, rather than doing it.
Tim Morris
Jul 28, 2007 Tim Morris rated it did not like it
Robert Webber can kiss my ass. He brings up some great topics, but butchers them with his inconsistency, redundancy, and shitty formulas for worship. I would love to have a word with this guy and tell him how I feel, but I'm afraid it would break out into a brawl.
Kessia Reyne
May 24, 2009 Kessia Reyne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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While Webber is probably one of the most passionate evangelicals on the issue of liturgy, he's not a writer. Sorry, Bob. The stuff in here is thought-provoking and somewhat practical too, but it was so hard to get through...
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