Author: Phil Burt
The perfect combination of songs and hymns old and new for use with children, providing an invaluable resource for schools and churches alike. Junior Praise is the most popular children's songbook in schools up and down the country, as well as in thousands of church Sunday schools. It combines older hymns and new songs so as to provide a complete resource for children's services, school assemblies and for church leaders choosing songs suitable for use with children in the context of church services. Now represented in a more up-to-date package, Junior Praise combined is the only children's songbook you need.
Author: Mike Cosper
Is it singing? A church service? All of life? Helping Christians think more theologically about the nature of true worship, Rhythms of Grace shows how the gospel is all about worship and worship is all about the gospel. Mike Cosper ultimately answers the question: What is worship?
Author: Frank Fortunato, Robin P. Harris, Brian Schrag
Publisher: William Carey Library Pub
Worship and Mission for the Global Church offers theological reflection, case studies, practical tools, and audiovisual resources to help the global church appreciate and generate culturally appropriate arts in worship and witness. Drawing on the expertise and experience of over one hundred writers from twenty countries, the volume integrates insights from the fields of ethnomusicology, biblical research, worship studies, missiology, and the arts. This book is the first in a two-volume set on the principles and practices of ethnodoxology. The second volume, entitled Creating Local Arts Together, guides the practitioner through a detailed seven-step process of assisting a local community's efforts at integrating its arts with the values and purposes of God's kingdom.
Author: Edward Gross, Mark A. Altman
This is the unauthorized, uncensored and unbelievable true story behind the making of a pop culture phenomenon. The original Star Trek series debuted in 1966 and has spawned five TV series spin-offs and a dozen feature films, with an upcoming one from Paramount arriving in 2016. The Fifty-Year Mission is a no-holds-barred oral history of five decades of Star Trek, told by the people who were there. Hear from the hundreds of television and film executives, programmers, writers, creators and cast as they unveil the oftentimes shocking story of Star Trek's ongoing fifty-year mission -a mission that has spanned from the classic series to the animated show, the many attempts at a relaunch through the beloved feature films. Make no mistake, this isn't just a book for Star Trek fans. Here is a volume for all fans of pop culture and anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of a television touchstone.
Author: Bryan Chapell
Publisher: Baker Academic
The bestselling author of Christ-Centered Preaching provides a useful and accessible resource that traces the history of Christian worship and calls contemporary congregations to gospel faithfulness.
Author: Bruce Ashford
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Theology disconnected from mission is not Christian theology at all. The pastors, professors, and missionaries writing Theology and Practice of Mission provide a clear biblical-theological framework for understanding the church's mission to the nations. Toward that goal, the book holds three major sections: God's mission, the church's mission, and the church's mission to the nations. Part one explores the canon of Christian Scripture from narrative and systematic angles, explaining how the mission of God-to redeem a people who will be a kingdom of priests to the praise of his glory, bear witness to his gospel, advance his church, and dwell with him forever on a new heaven and earth-is communicated in the Bible's four movements: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration. Part two sees the mission of God's people in the light of God's mission, emphasizing not only preaching and church planting but also gospel witness in every dimension of human culture-glorifying God in family, church, work, community, through the arts, sciences, education, business, and the public square. The writers encourage us to live missionally, leaving all of our resources at God's disposal for the sake of his kingdom. Finally, part three contends that the North American church must come to terms with its missional calling-just as international missionaries do-and gives a starting point and parameters for conceiving the church's mission to all people groups and cultural contexts. Chapters here include ones on unreached people groups, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Postmoderns.
Author: John O'Reilly, Mark Williams
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Accent on Achievement is a revolutionary, best-selling band method that will excite and stimulate your students through full-color pages and the most complete collection of classics and world music in any band method. The comprehensive review cycle in books 1 & 2 will ensure that students remember what they learn and progress quickly. Also included are rhythm and rest exercises, chorales, scale exercises, and 11 full band arrangements among the first two books. Book 3 includes progressive technical, rhythmic studies and chorales in all 12 major and minor keys. Also included are lip slur exercises for increasing brass instrument range and flexibility. Accent on Achievement meets and exceeds the USA National Standards for music education, grades five through eight. This title is available in SmartMusic.
Author: Church Hymnary Trust
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
The first new edition of the popular Church Hymnary for over thirty years, and edited by some of the best-known names in Christian music, this long awaited publication contains over 750 hymns and 100 psalms. Approximately a quarter of the new selection is made up of new items written since the third edition was published in 1973, not least from lona which has made such a distinctive contribution to modern worship music. Many more entries have been introduced from around the world, primarily the USA and New Zealand, but also translations and adaptations of little known material from such countries as Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Zimbabwe. These complement the traditional and contemporary hymns and tunes from established authors and composers. The Church of Scotland has 600,000 members, with a further 100,000 young people and adults taking part in a range of church-based activities. For a full contents listing, please contact our Norwich office.
Author: Monique M. Ingalls, Amos Yong
Publisher: Penn State Press
In The Spirit of Praise, Monique Ingalls and Amos Yong bring together a multidisciplinary, scholarly exploration of music and worship in global pentecostal-charismatic Christianity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The Spirit of Praise contends that gaining a full understanding of this influential religious movement requires close listening to its songs and careful attention to its patterns of worship. The essays in this volume place ethnomusicological, theological, historical, and sociological perspectives into dialogue. By engaging with these disciplines and exploring themes of interconnection, interface, and identity within musical and ritual practices, the essays illuminate larger social processes such as globalization, sacralization, and secularization, as well as the role of religion in social and cultural change. Aside from the editors, the contributors are Peter Althouse, Will Boone, Mark Evans, Ryan R. Gladwin, Birgitta J. Johnson, Jean Ngoya Kidula, Miranda Klaver, Andrew Mall, Kimberly Jenkins Marshall, Andrew M. McCoy, Martijn Oosterbaan, Dave Perkins, Wen Reagan, Tanya Riches, Michael Webb, and Michael Wilkinson.
Author: New International Version
Publisher: New International Version
A stylish and durable pocket-sized Bible with a contemporary and distinctive red colourway.
Author: Hymns Ancient And Modern, Tim Ruffer
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
The world's most famous hymn book has been completely revised and now offers the broadest ever range of traditional hymns and modern compositions, from the Psalms to John Bell, Bernadette Farrell and Stuart Townend. Its 840 items have been specially selected for their singability, theological richness and relevance. Words edition.
Author: Publishing Methodist, The Methodist Church
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
Seven years in development, Singing the Faith is authorised by the Methodist Conference and replaces Hymns and Psalms, published almost 30 years ago. Containing the classic, best loved hymns of the Christian tradition it also incorporates many bold and exciting elements including hymns, songs and liturgical chants from the world church.