STYLE: Christian Teaching RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 10128-BOK13 LABEL: 9781842911754 FORMAT: Book Teaching Resource RELEASE DATE: 2003-11-21 RRP: £6.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
No one, least of all the refreshingly modest and unassuming Tim Hughes, would claim that this book (called Here I Am To Worship on its US publication) breaks much new ground or adds vastly to the growing library of books written about worship. But it's still a useful little book for the would-be worship leader giving plenty of practical advice on songwriting, choosing the song list, small group worship, the dynamics of a band and even an interesting bit about the commercialisation of the whole worship field. Sometimes it's all a little TOO obvious and simplistic ("It's a good policy to be honest with your worship band" or "If churches regularly sing song in the same way at the same pace it's no wonder people get bored with singing"). But overall, a useful little handbook.
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With personal honesty and humility Tim shares his journey into worship.
If you want to be more involved in leading worship in your church, or become a more effective member of the band, then this book is a great place to begin.
Tim Hughes shares his journey into worship, helping us to see the reasons why we worship God, and why we need to get our hearts right with him, before moving on to the practicalities of: Choosing the song list The musical dynamics of a band Small group worship The art of songwriting.