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For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship

For the Glory of God Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship Current discussions about worship are often driven by pragmatics and personal preferences rather than by the teaching of Scripture True worship however is our response to God s gracious revelation i

  • Title: For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship
  • Author: Daniel I. Block
  • ISBN: 9780801026980
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Current discussions about worship are often driven by pragmatics and personal preferences rather than by the teaching of Scripture True worship, however, is our response to God s gracious revelation in order to be acceptable to God, worship must be experienced on God s terms Respected Old Testament scholar Daniel Block examines worship in the Bible, offering a comprehenCurrent discussions about worship are often driven by pragmatics and personal preferences rather than by the teaching of Scripture True worship, however, is our response to God s gracious revelation in order to be acceptable to God, worship must be experienced on God s terms Respected Old Testament scholar Daniel Block examines worship in the Bible, offering a comprehensive biblical foundation and illuminating Old Testament worship practices and principles He develops a theology of worship that is consistent with the teachings of Scripture and is applicable for the church today He also introduces readers to a wide range of issues related to worship The book, illustrated with diagrams, charts, and pictures, will benefit professors and students in worship and Bible courses, pastors, and church leaders.

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    1. Certainly there's more right than wrong with what Block is writing. It's no surprise that the real strength of the book is the depth of commentary on Old Testament worship practice. In fairness to Block less material is dedicated to the New Testament simply because there are fewer texts to consider. So I don't see an overt "favoritism" being employed. Applications drawn broadly are well stated and generally useful to a wide variety of corporate worship settings. Much of what is said needs to be [...]

    2. Thesis: "True worship involves reverential acts of submission and homage before the divine Sovereign in response to his gracious revelation of himself and in accord with his will."

    3. There is much I agree with in this book. I especially respect the author's evident godliness and desire to worship biblically. And he is clearly incredibly well-versed in the Old Testament.That said, I think his fundamental theological method is confusing, if not inaccurate. His use of "First Testament-New Testament" labels is instructive, and I think reflects a failure to appreciate the discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments in light of the coming of Christ. (Significantly, he does no [...]

    4. Though it took me much longer to finish than I anticipated, I found Block's book to be exactly what I was hoping it would be - namely, an incredibly in-depth and Scripture-saturated treatment of the subject of worship. The biblical theology of this book is rich and eye-opening, as Block rightly points out that the Bible describes worship as something that encompasses EVERY area of our lives, not just the songs we sing at church. I foresee myself returning to this book over and over again in the [...]

    5. One of the best theology books I've read. Daniel Block is rigorous and thoughtful in his study of biblical passages on worship. More than that, though this book has both deepened my worship and even made me more excited to worship God, which is not something I normally get from theological treatises like this. With regards to the content, Block has an exceptional ability to deliver very nuanced and careful theological arguments in ways that non-theologians can understand. As a result, I felt lik [...]

    6. There might never be an end to worship wars this side of heaven, but for a topic that has been so hotly fought over, it is surprising to see not many books on the theology/biblical theology of worship. What comes to my mind immediately about this topic is the book by David Peterson “Engaging with God”. But now, I think there is another solid contribution on this topic.Daniel Block has written a 400+ page study on the biblical theology of worship. This book according to the author, in contras [...]

    7. Block has written a great and comprehensive book on worship. The book is twelve chapters focusing on different aspects of worship. Each chapter reviews the scriptural material related to that topic and Block summarizes that material with an almost always insightful conclusion that the church would do well to ponder.Block is very interested in getting past the "worship wars" for the term itself shows that worship has become a source of division, rather than unity. Yet he realizes this is no small [...]

    8. Some great pointsThis book is rich in background information and history. He makes many great statements that every leader should think through. At times his bias showed through and he would make unsubstantiated statements or conclusions. Definitely needs to be read in discussion on Worship and the Christian life.

    9. I like Block's style, even if we land at somewhat different conclusions. Daniel Block takes his Old Testament expertise and gleans principles for worship. He had me thinking quite a bit, and like bread the doesn't stop cooking after it leaves the oven, I've subtly changed my mind since finishing the book. Definitely worth the read.Notes:(1) Worship is a vertical exercise(2) Shift to "Spirit and truth"?(3) Dominant physical gesture is prostration (in contradistinction to jumping, raising hands, e [...]

    10. spoiledmilks dot wordpress dot com/2015/03/28/review-for-the-glory-of-god/OT scholar Daniel Block gives us a biblical theology of worship. He doesn't claim this as the be-all-end-all of books on worship, but, wanting to do justice to the Scripture, looks at the entire Bible for his conclusions. “[T]he First [the Old] Testament is three times the length of the New Testament and probably contains a hundred times more information on worship…" (4). The Chocolate MilkUnlike some books on biblical [...]

    11. “In the hubbub over worship styles, I sometimes wonder if we have explored seriously enough what the Scriptures have to say about acceptable worship.” Daniel I. Block in his book For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship attempts to reorient the church’s mind to a holistic biblical perspective on worship. He does so by looking through various aspects of worship through the Old and New Testaments and then applying the biblical data to the church and its practices today [...]

    12. Block’s new book is undoubtably worthy of the numerous scholarly appraisals; this mini-tome is assuredly a scholar’s gift to the church. As usual, Block writes with attentive detail and lucid script. His comprehensive panorama of worship demands pervasive reflection and reformation. The first few chapters introduce the Object and Subject (used grammatically) of Worship. The bulk of the book is devoted to unveiling fully bodied worship: daily life, family, ordinances, scriptures, prayer, musi [...]

    13. Fantastic biblical theology of worship. Informed, insightful, and helpful. I've read quite a lot on worship, but found myself learning new things in almost every chapter.Block really helps the reader get at the heart of what worship is as he traces concepts as they develop throughout redemptive history. In each chapter, he provides implications and applications for the modern church. He also exposes how so much of what the church does on the name of worship is so out of character with Scripture, [...]

    14. This is, as the title indicates, a biblical theology of worship. Each chapter covers a topic, moving from the First Testament, as Block prefers to call it, through to the New Testament and on to present-day application. The topics covered range from worship in daily life and in the family to the elements of corporate worship such as ordinances, preaching, prayer, and music. Block mounts a defense of the relevance of the Old Testament in guiding present worship practices (while appropriately noti [...]

    15. Excellent biblical theology of worship that favors the OT more than the NT (obvious coming from an OT scholar). I think I prefer Allen P. Ross's as his works from garden to new earth. Block is excellent when commenting on the biblical text, thorough, thought-provoking, and insightful. However, some of his conclusions were strained (e.g Sabbath keeping-283, voicing one's love for God-238). This is an advanced level text and would be helpfully read along with Ross's volume or some of John Frame's [...]

    16. The full review is over at my blog: mphilliber/2014/0A worthwhile read that will take some concentration, but will pay off in the end. I recommend the book.

    17. This book had some great examples of what it means to worship God from an Old Testament perspective. Very well written and exegeted.

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