I have always just promoted the fiction books I read, but right now my class schedule is such that I haven’t had much time to read for pleasure. One of the two books I’m reading this term is called “A More Profound Alleluia.” The editor is Leanne Van Dyk. Each chapter is written by a different author. The idea with this book is to take theology and worship and harmonize them together.
For example in chapter one the author, John D. Witvliet looks at the opening of the service in light of the Trinity. How do we open our worship service, is there any reference made to the three persons of the Trinity, or is it “Hey welcome everyone!”
In my church we focus primarily on God, the Father and God, the Son, we tend to neglect the Holy Spirit. You can read more about what that is here.
Overall, this was a great book, that as a worship leader made me think about how we do things and why we do what we do in worship. It does get a little “heady” in a few areas and stretches some of the concepts.