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Title: The Worship Maze - Paul Basden
Subtitle: Finding a Style to Fit Your Church
Release date: May 1999

Finding a Style to Fit Your Church

Paul Basden

Overview / About the Book

Worship has become a problem.

It is the center of the Christian life, but like so much else in our kaleidoscopic late-modern world, worship has gotten complicated. Confusing. And even controversial. Church leaders and laypeople have joined the debate over "traditional," "contemporary" and a growing array of other worship styles.

Pastor (and professor) Paul Basden believes worship should be the occasion of praise and celebration, not conflict. In this book he gently, insightfully and encouragingly leads all of us bewildered church folk through today's worship maze. First he carefully delineates five prominent approaches to worship

  • liturgical
  • traditional
  • revivalist
  • praise
  • seeker-sensitive

Then he lays out the essential hallmarks of genuine worship (of any style), sifts out the strengths and weaknesses of each major style, and shows how churches can arrive at a faithful and fitting style for their own worship.

Nothing we do is more important than our gathered praise of God. Basden's sensitive, positive, much-needed book will help confused congregations restore worship to its rightful place. And it will help churches who have yet to encounter conflict over worship to road-check and fine-tune their Sunday-morning "work of the people."

Features & Benefits
  • explains five prominent approaches to worship
  • shows the strengths and weaknesses of each major style
  • discusses the essentials of genuine worship (of any style)
  • practical
  • positive
  • helps churches approach worship with reverence and joy
  • shows how churches can find a faithful and fitting worship style
  • sound, sensitive counsel on a hotly debated issue
Table of Contents
Prologue: Worship as a Problem

Part 1: Crucial Questions
1. What Is Worship?
2. What About Church Growth?
3. What Are Worship Styles?

Part 2: Styles of Worship
4. Liturgical Worship
5. Traditional Worship
6. Revivalist Worship
7. Praise & Worship
8. Seeker Service

Part 3: Important Issues
9. Choosing a Worship Style
10. Including All of the Elements
11. Preparing for Worship

Epilogue: Babel or Pentecost?


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Length: 158 pages
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches
Binding: paper
Publish Date: May 1999
Published By: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0-8308-2204-6
  0830822046 (code)
  9780830822041 (upc)
  0830822046 (isbn)
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  0830822046 (code)
  9780830822041 (upc)
  0830822046 (isbn)
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