Saturday, November 21, 2009

Review: Called to Worship by Vernon W. Whaley

Review: Called to Worship: The Biblical Foundations of Our Response to God's Call
Author: Vernon M. Whaley

"Called to Worship" is a well written book detailing the different accounts of worship in the Bible. The book is broken down into three parts: Part 1: Old Testament Principles of Worship (Chapters 1-15). Part 2: New Testament Principles of Worship (Chapters 16-20). Part 3: Worship in Heaven (Chapter 21).

The book held my attention throughout, though most of the information was not "new" to me. The author did an excellent job of referencing Bible verses (from several versions) to back up his writings. I prefer the KJV over NCV (NCV was referenced most frequently) and the Message seemed like too much of a loose interpretation to be used in this work.

Before reading this book I was expecting the author to discuss the instances of worship in the Bible as related to praising the Lord through music, but he covered other areas of "worship" in the Word that I had not considered. There was also a lot of Bible commentary in this book that was not necessarily related to worship. For that reason I think this book would be suited for someone looking for a basic commentary on the Word with a specialization on Worship.

4 / 5 Stars

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