Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Great Commission to Worship: Biblical Principles for Worship-Based Evangelism” as Want to Read:
The Great Commission to Worship: Biblical Principles for Worship-Based Evangelism
The Great Commission to Worship looks closely at the intertwining relationship between worship and evangelism as the foundation for the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Authors David Wheeler and Vernon Whaley cite Scripture to explain "The Mandate of Worship and the Great Commission" and then show how worship—in relation to the Great Commission—is formational, transfor ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 15th 2011 by B&H Academic
(first published August 1st 2011)
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-30 of 76)
In The Great Commission to Worship, authors David Wheeler and Vernon Whaley seek to resolve the tension between living as a worshipper of Christ in fulfillment of the Great Commandment and living as an evangelist for Christ in fulfillment of the Great Commission. Wary of what they perceive as compartmentalization in American Christianity in which worship and evangelism are practiced mutually exclusively, the two suggest a way forward by proposing that worship and evangelism should be understood ...more
Poor exegesis, trite anecdotes, and anti-nomian language littered throughout. No new insights were postulated, and no new theories were developed. When half the book is filled up by simply reproducing large block quotes from the Bible followed by cliche analysis, one begins to question whether this book should have been left unwritten.
There's nothing really in here to disagree with, but I wonder why it was necessary in the first place. Wheeler and Whaley try to reconcile the apparent debate between worship and evangelism as the primary duty of the Christian, but I at least fail to see the conflict. That being said, there is a lot of good said in here about evangelism as an act of obedience and the need for intimate discipleship with Christ.
This was a great book. It was easy to read and full of great insights. The book provides fantastic biblical insights which should remind the reader about the integration of worship and evangelism which should occur in each believer's life. Every day is a day of worship for the Christian as he or she lives out the Christian calling and while seeking to allow others to know of the wonderful experience. It is a book that Christians should read.