I have a confession: I have a standing bias against any book which has the word ‘essential’ in the title. I have several ‘essential’ books on my shelf, but I always think, “Essential? Really? I don’t know how I have made it this far in life without cracking open The Essential Schopenhauer or referencing often my copy of … Continue reading Essentially, This is Great Resource: a book review.
Who doesn’t love a good story? And we got one! Greatest story ever told! But how does the Bible’s story ‘shape’ our worship? This is a question I am deeply invested in and I am grateful for Story Shaped Worship: Following Patterns from the Bible and History for exploring the biblical story with an eye for what … Continue reading Story-Shaped Worship: a book review
As a frazzled father of three, I know how hard church can be. While life at home is often pandemonium in church I feel like I have to reign those kids in. At the very least keep them from kicking the pew in front of them. Author Robbie Castleman challenges us parents to enlarge our vision of … Continue reading Worship is Child’s Pray: a book review
So January was a big month for book reviews here at Thoughts, Prayers & Songs. I reviewed twenty books and I’m all caught up on my reading for the moment. I plan to slow my pace a little on the review postings and include some actual blog content. My prayer posts have become sporadic and I … Continue reading Coming Features