Royal Waste of Time
The Splendor of Worshipping God and Being Church for the World
By (author) Marva J. Dawn
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Royal Waste of Time by Marva J. Dawn
Book DescriptionFollowing up on her best selling "Reaching Out without Dumbing Down, " Marva Dawn offers biblically grounded, experience-based insights to help churches navigate beyond today's destructive worship wars and to stimulate renewal in the worship and life of congregations. The first major section of the book examines the postmodern, media-saturated, consumerist culture that makes worship difficult yet absolutely essential. The next section focuses on keeping God at the center of worship. Other sections of the book explore issues of taste, forming faith in children, word choices, hospitality in worship, and the challenges of "being church for the world." The book also includes nine Scripture-based sermons and questions for further discussion. In contrast to writers who advocate worship for utilitarian purposes, Dawn concentrates on worship's royal dimension, its God-ward focus. "A Royal "Waste" of Time" amplifies Dawn's earlier argument that churches need to wrangle seriously with the true purpose of worship in order to employ the tools and forms that best enfold participants in the splendor of worshiping God. Only worship filled with the splendor of God, Dawn writes, will lead to genuine adoration of God and faithful formation of his people.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802845863
(235mm x 165mm x 22mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 1-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marva J. Dawn
Unfettered Hope, Paperback (March 2003)
This work identifies the cultural attitudes that destroy hope in our modern lives. It shows how Christians can organize their lives to live in ways that allow them to love God and neighbour, and in the process, alleviate the despair in their lives and in the lives of others.
Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, Paperback (January 1959)» View all books by Marva J. Dawn
This book invites the reader to experience the wholeness and joy that come from observing God's order for life--a rhythm of working six days and setting apart one day for rest, worship, festivity, and relationships. Dawn's work offers both motivation and methods for enjoying a special holy day.
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