Wednesday, May 01, 2013

How Then Shall We Worship?

Sproul, R. C. How Then Shall We Worship?: Biblical Principles to Guide Us Today. Colorado Springs, CO: David C. Cook, 2013.

R. C. Sproul addresses the theology behind worship in this book which is ideally suited to be a quarterly study for Sunday School, Wednesday night study, or small group in a church. Sproul's Presbyterian leanings come out in this volume so those who are of other religious persuasions, particularly Baptists and other denominations which do not support infant baptism, may not find this volume appropriate. He addressed issues such as the presence of Christ in the Lord's supper, the mode of baptism, and infant baptism. As is expected, the author finds prayer to be an important part of worship. He also briefly addressed houses of worship and symbolism. The amount of time he spends on the style of worship is much shorter than I anticipated it would be. He acknowledges differences and really doesn't make much of a point except to say that orchestral music is biblical. The book was somewhat disappointing. I did not agree with all of the author's theological leanings. This review was based on an advance e-galley received by the publisher through NetGalley.

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