Item description for Singing: A Mennonite Voice by Marlene Kropf, Kenneth James Nafziger & John L. Bell...
Overview Singing is the Mennonite sacrament. In the absence of a weekly eucharistic tradition, singing together is the place where human and divine meet in worship. Mennonites have sung their prayers of confessions and praise, their longing for healing and transformation, and their joy. Around fresh graves in church cemeteries, they have sung their hope in the resurrection. Without music, their faith would be barren. Singing: A Mennonite Voice is the first book to discuss hymn singing from the experience of those sitting in the pews. This book is not a history, a proposal for a new approach, or an argument (except to keep singing.) Instead, this collection of stories and reflections gathered from ordinary Mennonite worshipers throughout North America is a love song for a rich musical tradition and for the God from whom all blessings flow.
Publishers Description A collection of stories and reflections gathered from ordinary Mennonite worshipers throughout North America. The scores of people interviewed by Marlene Kropf and Kenneth Nafziger show again and again that singing is a Mennonite sacrament. A companion cassette or CD, Signing: Treasures from Mennonite Worship, is also available.
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Studio: Herald Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 5.88" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date May 5, 2001
Publisher Herald Press
ISBN 0836191528 ISBN13 9780836191523
Availability 0 units.
More About Marlene Kropf, Kenneth James Nafziger & John L. Bell
Kropf is associate professor of spiritual formation and worship and director of spiritual formation at the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. She is also minister of worship and spirituality at Mennonit Broad of Congregational Ministries. She served as a Mennonite Church representative on the Hymnal Council.