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on 27 April 2010
Matt Redman and friends, who include Don Williams, Louie Giglio, Paul Baloche, Robin Mark, Tim Hughes, Darlene Zschech and many, many more renowned Leaders and Lead Worshippers, offer various insights into what makes true worship. "Outside-In worship never works. True worship always works itself from the inside, out. A love for God which burns on the inside - and cannot help but express itself externally too. Purposeful lives of worship exploding from passionate and devoted hearts. Jesus said that out of the overflow of our heart, the mouth speaks. When it comes to our gathered worship, every song we sing, every sound we create and every move we make must simply be the overflow of a heart consumed with God. In this book you'll find some guidance on how to cultivate true worship on the inside, mixed in with some thoughts and advice as to how to work it out creatively, biblically and congregationally on the outside." Matt Redman.
In this book you will find insights ranging from the creativity and other characteristics of God, how to hear Him and be led by Him, how we become like that which we worship, how to manage vision and dry seasons, the quality known as humility, how to worship is to surrender, the constant expectation of the heavenly and much, much more. This book is for all of us, for all of us are called to worship, but it is a special blessing for the worship leaders in our churches.
"Every time we lead congregational worship, we must do so with a longing for heavenly and holy moments and a knowledge that no amount of striving or experience could ever make these moments happen. They cannot be manufactured or formularized. They are grace, pure grace. The only thing we can do is prepare our hearts...." Matt Redman