Item description for God's Word the Final Word on Worship and Music by Dean Kurtz...
Overview Are you passionate to know what the Bible says about worship and music? Confused by the myriad voices trumpeting their opinions about worship and music? This book not only gives you a Genesis to Revelation concordance of passages dealing with worship and music but also explores many texts critical for the church today.
Publishers Description Are you passionate to know what the Bible says about worship and music? Confused by the myriad voices trumpeting their opinions about worship and music? This book not only gives you a Genesis to Revelation concordance of passages dealing with worship and music but also explores many texts critical for the church today. Practical and heartfelt applications from a pastor's heart punctuate the book, always with an eye to the final authority, the inspired Word of God. "What saith the Scriptures? Many preferences and opinions have been expressed, but the important source has not always been considered. Dr. Kurtz makes clear principles and patterns of music in worship that we need to make basic and should keep primary as we endeavor to honor God." - Dr. Warren Vanhetloo, Retired Seminary Dean "It is with great joy and excitement that I heartily recommend Brother Dean Kurtz's book to all pastors and musicians We have been longing for, desperately needing an exegetical study of music and worship from the Word of God. You will find his insights right on target, his theological perspectives sound and his musical expertise encouraging. Your heart will be blessed." -Dr. Robert Loggans, Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Watertown, WI Dean Kurtz, (BS Music Education; BS Bible; MA Sacred Music; Doctor of Ministry) has been passionate to communicate the Word about worship and music for over twenty-five years. His heart for ministry has taken him to classrooms and churches on five continents teaching and preaching to elementary students through seminarians. After twenty-five years at Calvary Baptist Church, Lansdale, PA, Pastor Dean currently serves Calvary Baptist Church, Watertown, WI. He also teaches as adjunct professor at Maranatha Baptist Bible College. He and his wife Brenda have two daughters. For more information on worship and music visit worshipintheword.org.
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Thorough, Biblical Feb 15, 2010
Written for a Christian pastor or other church leader, this book is an indispensible study of worship and music. The book assumes the reader is familiar with theology, and is ready to follow Biblical truth wherever it leads. It is somewhat technical Biblically, but, thankfully, not technical musically.
You will not get talking points for negotiating worship styles.
You will get a methodical study of what God displays in Scripture as worship and the place of music (and to some degree, styles).
If you are a Biblicist, and you are responsible for corporate worship, you will find this very helpful. Kurtz constantly points you to the Word to reshape your thinking. While he focuses on one passage at a time, he also provides long lists of passages for further study.
My only criticism regards the publishing. There are occasional typos and repeated phrases. These are easy to figure out, however. A second edition would correct this.
I found it helpful to read it slowly, in small segments, with an open Bible. It will serve as a desk reference hereafter.
Reading it makes you very thankful that a person with a lifetime of knowledge and study has shared it with you. Great book!