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With One Voice: Discovering Christ's Song in Our Worship

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Every Sunday morning people all over the word look up at a screen, open a hymnal, or simply take a breath . . . and sing. Why? Are people just participating in the service or is there something more behind church music?
With One Voice examines the theology of song in worship and looks at how music is used to relate to God. Whatever the style, song has the power to bring be
Paperback, 217 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Baker Books
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Sep 08, 2008 Drew rated it really liked it
Reggie Kidd's own summary of With One Voice.

"Isn't there, after all, something about Christianity that has at its heart celebration, precisely where we have to face how terrible how unjust, and how unfair life is? Did God intend to give us only something to die for...but nothing to live for? Only anger, no joy? Only a manifesto, no song?...

"Too many of us, it seems to me, are trying to make it through [life:] with tight jaws, pursed lips, and angry spirits. We are ready to die the martyr's deat
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Jun 06, 2016 Mike Jorgensen rated it liked it
Shelves: christian, worship
I definitely enjoyed this book, but it could have been about 1/3rd the length and accomplished the same thing. Kidd had a few good points to make and spread them thin with lots of stories and illustrations. He makes a powerful case for music in the church and is an advocate of seemingly all styles.

On a personal note, this book is full of Chesterton quotes which always warms my heart.
Kidd offers two helpful ways of thinking in this volume on worship, music, and theology. The first is his incorporation of Crowley's "Singing Savior" motif. The second is Kidd's own framework of Bach, Bubba, and the Blues Brothers (classical, folk, and pop culture).
Matt Mason
Apr 27, 2012 Matt Mason rated it really liked it
Enjoyable, helpful. Tons of useful quotes.
Jan 31, 2010 Eric rated it liked it
Enjoyed reading about Dr. Kidd's life and walking through music and God's use of song throughout the Bible.
Aug 24, 2007 Wade rated it liked it
Shelves: christian-living
This is a good book on the theology of worship and the entire people of God worshiping God corporately, pointing to the time that every tongue, tribe and people will worship God together.
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Sep 25, 2013 Rob Duford rated it it was amazing
Relates Bach, Bubba & the Blues Brothers. How the music of various cultures unveil something differently about God.

Great book by an even greater guy.
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“It's only when we understand [Jesus'] presence in the church as being the fulfillment of God's promise in Zephaniah 3:17 to "quiet you with his love" and "rejoice over you with singing" that a crucial aspect of our salvation comes into perspective. Jesus didn't coldly settle accounts for us. He doesn't bark us into improving ourselves. He united us to himself in the glorious communion he has enjoyed for eternity with his heavenly Father. He resides within us to heal the broken places and refresh cauterized hearts. He sings us into a new mode of existence.... When, as Paul does, we imagine Jesus singing nations into submission to his rule, our hearts come joyfully under the sway of a love that is infinite and powerful.” 5 likes
“A theology that cannot be sung is not worth having.... Authentic Christian faith is not merely believed. Nor is it merely acted upon. It is sung - with utter joy sometimes, in uncontrollable tears sometimes, but it is sung.” 4 likes
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