The Message in the Music

SAU Professors (And SAFMC Worship Team Members) Robert Woods and Brian Walrath have just released this collection of essays that speak to the content of “Contemporary” Praise & Worship music.  You know, the whole organ vs. guitar vs. drums vs. Choirs vs. flash vs. liturgical vs. history vs. taste vs. the instrument Jesus played.   It’s been a pretty big blip on the church radar screen these past 25 or so years. If you lead worship or even attend a church where worship happens — you’re probably familiar with this discussion.I’m just getting through the first few chapters now.  I already think it needs to be on every Worship Leader’s bookshelf (or whatever it is that you use to hold up books.  An old tailgate, perhaps). If you care at all about the theological content and the pedigogical effect of Worship songs, then this book is for you.  Here’s a nice picture of the cover:  51nxgonjcil_ss500_.jpg   And here’s the link.

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