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Resounding Body: Building Christlike Church Communities through Music

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In the many worshipping communities, music leaders perform a vital function. They help to build Christlike, inclusive communities – what St Paul described as the “body of Christ”. However, resources can be in short supply.

In this insightful and practical guide, an experienced church musician describes how, according to Paul, individuals and communities are transformed into
Published September 1st 2020 by Sacristy Press
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David Price
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
To my mind, the most interesting aspect of the book is Andy’s use of Paul’s teaching about the church as the body of Christ to indicate priorities for church music. According to Andy, Paul’s ‘body’ metaphor reflects the need in a church for transformation, unity and valuing everyone’s contribution to the whole in a non-hierarchical way. In their singing, choir members ‘affirm community and individuality in equal measure.’ When they sing in harmony, they ‘ are an essential part of something beaut ...more
Eve Saunders
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Andy Thomas’ wide experience of directing church music leads him to recognise the vital need for worship to reflect the diverse lives and experiences of those making up any church congregation. With the potential for expressing the whole gamut of human emotions, church music (choral or instrumental) can then indeed become the ‘resounding body’ of the worshipping community – inclusive, wholehearted, healing, transformative and fun!. This is an important and very readable book.
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