Worship Resources


Worship Resources Intl. “to strengthen the body of Christ in the U.S., Europe and beyond by promoting the priority, understanding and practice of God-centered, Christ-exalting worship” A great resource site by a vertren missionary to Europe – Ron Man which includes tons of resources including many articles, and a free monthly online digest of reflections, news, views and reviews about biblical worship (PERMISSION received)

Sites recommended by Worship Resources Intl. 

Worship Blogs
Worship Matters (Bob Kauflin)

Other Links
Biblical Worship
Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (Calvin College and Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Cardiphonia (Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis)
CCLI (Chrtn. Copyright Licensing)
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Crescendo (international fellowship of Christian classical musicians)
Digital Deacons
EthnoDoxology Journal (global worship)
Experiencing Worship
GCOMM2 (Global Consultation on Music in Missions 2)
Institute for Worship Studies (Robert Webber)
International Council of Ethnodoxogists
John Piper on Worship
Jubilate (Romania)
Reformed Praise
Reformed Worship (journal)
Sovereign Grace Music
Artists in Christian Testimony
Worship Info
Worship Matters (Bob Kauflin’s worship blog)
Worship World (Germany)

Additional Sites

Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Canadian Centre for Worship Studies
Christian Ethereal Classics Library
Christian History and Biography
Guide to Early Church Documents
Leadership Training (Christianity Today)

Radical Orthodoxy Online
Religion Online

International Sites (also reocommended by

Anchored Music
Artists in Christian Testimony
Crescendo (international fellowship of Christian classical musicians)
Ethnic Worship & Arts Focus
Ethnodoxology Journal (global worship)
GCOMM2 (Global Consultation on Music in Missions 2)
Heart Sounds International
International Council of Ethnodoxogists
International Worship & Arts Network
Japan Christian Arts Network
Jubilate (Romania)
Ministere de Louange (French-language)
Missions Songs (extensive listing)
Worship World (Germany)


EthnoDoxology Journal (global worship)
Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion
Reformed Worship
Religion and the Arts Journal, Boston College


James B. Jordan-An Appreciation: Towards the Biblical Worldview in Worship

Article collections on the web
AT (search results for Articles/announcements) (15+ Articles including a 11 part teaching series on worship)

Schrag, Brian E. “Becoming Bi-Musical: The Importance and Possibility of Missionary Involvement.” Missiology 17:3 (July 1989): 311-19.


Recent Books on Worship recommended by Ron Man

Basden, Paul A. Exploring the Worship Spectrum: Six Views, (Zondervan, 2004)
Carson, Donald A. Worship by the Book, (Zondervan, 2002)
Kidd, Reggie With One Voice: Discovering Christ’s Song in Our Worship, (Baker, 2005)
Peterson, David Engaging with God: A Biblical Theology of Worship, (InterVarsity, 1992)
Piper, John Let the Nations Be Glad: The Supremacy of God in Missions, (Baker, 2003)
Torrance, James B. Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace, (InterVarsity, 1997)
Smith, Gordon T. A Holy Meal: The Lord’s Supper in the Life of the Church, (Baker, 2005)
Ross, Allen P. Recalling the Hope of Glory: Biblical Worship from the Garden to the New Creation, (Kregel, 2006)

Music in Missions: Discipling Through Music by T. W. Hunt – Religion – 2002 – 180 pages

Robert E. Webber (69 pages PDF) annotated.

Allen, Ronald, and Borror, Gordon. Worship: Rediscovering the Missing Jewel. Portland, Oregon: Multnomah Press, 1982.
Allen, Ronald. Praise! A Matter of Life and Breath: Praising God in the Psalms. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1980.
Anderson, Lynn, ed. In Search of Wonder: A Call to Worship Renewal. West Monroe, Louisiana: Howard Publishing Company, 1995.
Basden, Paul A. ed. Exploring the Worship Spectrum. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.
Bassett, Joseph A., Theology For Pew and Pulpit: The Everlasting Song, Shippensburg, PA: The Ragged Edge Press: 1996.
Benedict, Daniel and Craig K. Miller, Contemporary Worship for the 21st Century -Worship or Evangelism?, Nashville: Discipleship Resources: 1994.
Berkley, James D., editor. Leadership Handbook of Preaching and Worship. Grand Rapids , Michigan: Baker Books, 1992
Best, Harold M. Music Through the Eyes of Faith. San Francisco: Harper, 1993.
Bradshaw, P.F. The Search For the Origins Of Christian Worship. London: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Carson, D. A., ed. Worship: Adoration and Action. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 1993.
Carson, Tim and Kathy, So You’re Thinking About Contemporary Worship, St. Louis, Missouri: Chalice Press: 1997.
Corbitt, J. Nathan. The Sound of the Harvest: Music’s Mission in Church and Culture. Grand Rapids , Michigan: Baker Books, 1998.
Davies, J.G., ed. The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1986.
Dawn, M.J. Reaching Out Without Dumbing Down: A Theology Of Worship For the Turn-Of-The-Century Culture. Grand Rapids: W.m. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1995.
Dawn, M.J., and Taylor, D. How Shall We Worship?: Biblical Guidelines For the Worship Wars. Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, 2003.
Dawn, Marva J. A Royal “Waste” of Time: The Splendor of Worshiping God and Being Church for the World. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1999.
Day, Thomas. Why Catholics Can’t Sing: The Culture of Catholicism and the Triumph of Bad Taste. New York: Crossrad, 1993.
Erickson, Craig Douglas. Particpating in Worship: History, Theory, and Practice. Lousiville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Know Press, 1989
Frame, John M. Contemporary Worship Music: A Biblical Defense. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1997.
Frame, John M. Worship in Spirit and Truth. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1996.
Furr, Gary A., Milburn Price. The Dialogue of Worship: Creating Space for Revelation and Response.Macon, Georgia: Smyth and Helwys Publishing, Inc., 1998.
Gaddy, C. Welton. The Gift of Worship. Nashville, TN: Broadman Press, 1992.
Hayford, Jack; Killinger, John; and Stevenson, Howard. Mastering Worship. Portland: Multnomah Press/Christianity Today, 1990.
Hill, Andrew E. Enter His Courts with Praise! Old Testament Worship for the New Testament Church. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Books, 1993.
Hustad, Donald P. True Worship: Reclaiming the Wonder and Majesty. Wheaton, Illinois: Harold Shaw Publishers, Hope Publishing Company, 1998.
Hustad, Donald P. Jubilate II: Church Music in Worship and Renewal. Carol Stream, Illinois: Hope Publishing Co., 1993.
Johansson, Calvin M. Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1990.
Johansson, Calvin M. Discipling Music Ministry: Twenty-First Century Directions. Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1992.
Kraeuter, T. Worship Is What!: Rethinking Our Ideas About Worship. Lynwood, WA: Emerald Books, 1996.
Lang, Bernhard. Sacred Games: A History of Christian Worship. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997.
Lathrop, Gordon W. Holy Things: A Liturgical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1993
Leafblad, Bruce. Music, Worship and the Ministry of the Church. Portland, Oregon: Western Seminary, 1978.
Leaver, Robin A. The Theological Character of Music in Worship. Church Music Series (Carl Schalk, editor). St. Louis, Missouri: Concordia Publishing House, 1985.
Liesch, Barry. People in the Presence of God: Models and Directions for Worship. Grand Rapids , Michigan: Zondervan, 1988.
Liesch, Barry. The New Worship: Straight Talk On Music and the Church. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1996.
MacArthur, John, Jr. The Ultimate Priority. Chicago: Moody Press, 1983.
Martin, Ralph P. Worship In the Early Church. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1974.
Miller, Steve. The Contemporary Christian Music Debate: Worldly Compromise or Agent of Renewal? Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 1993.
Mitchell, Robert H., I Don’t Like That Music, Carol Stream Il.: Hope Publishing Company: 1993.
Mitchell, Robert H. Ministry and Music. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1978.
Morgenthaler, Sally. Worship Evangelism: Inviting Unbelievers into the Presence of God. Grand Rapids , Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1995.
Noland, Rory. The Heart Of the Artist. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999.
Noren, Carol M. What Happens Sunday Morning: A Layperson’s Guide to Worship. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.
Ortlund, Anne. Up with Worship: How to Quit Playing Church. Ventura, California: Regal Books, 1975.
Paris, Twila, and Webber, Robert. In This Sanctuary: An Invitation to Worship the Savior. Nashville: Star Song Publishing Group, 1993.
Payton, Leonard. Reforming Our Worship Music. Wheaton, Illinois: CrosswayBooks/Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, 1999.
Peterson, David. Engaging with God: A Biblical Theology of Worship. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1992.
Redman, Robb. The Great Worship Awakening: Singing a New Song in the Postmodern Church. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. (224 pages)
Routley, Erik. Church Music and the Christian Faith. Carol Stream, Illinois: Agape Press, 1990.
Saliers, Don E. Worship as Theology: Foretaste of Glory Divine. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994.
Schalk, Carl. Luther on Music: Paradigms of Praise. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1988.
Schmit, C.J. Too Deep For Words: A Theology Of Liturgical Expressions. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002.
Schwanda, T. Celebrating God’s Presence: The Transforming Power Of Public Worship. Grand Rapids: CRC Publications, 1995.
Senn, Frank C. Christian Liturgy: Catholic and Evangelical. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1997.
Snydor, James R. Hymns: A Congregational Study. Carol Stream, Illinois: Agape, 1983.
Sorge, Bob. Exploring Worship: A Practical Guide to Praise and Worship. Canandaigua, New York: Bob Sorge, 1987.
Stake, Donald Wilson. The ABCs of Worship: A Concise Dictionary. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.
Thiessen, Donald. Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: What the Bible Says about Music. Chicago: Cornerstone Press, 1994.
Towns, Elmer. Putting an End to Worship Wars. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 1997.
Tozer, A.W. Tozer on Worship and Entertainment: Selected Excerpts. Compiled by James L. Snyder. Camp Hill, Pennsylvania: Christian Publications, 1997.
Turner, Steve. Imagine: A Vision For Christians In the Arts. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2001.
Wainwright, Geoffrey. Doxology: The Praise of God in Worship, Doctrine, and Life: A Systematic Theology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1980.
Wardle, Terry, Exalt Him! Camp Hill, Pennsylvania: Christian Publications, 1992.
Webber, R.E. Blended Worship: Achieving Substance and Relevance In Worship. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994.
Webber, Robert E. The Worship Phenomenon. Nashville, TN: Abbott Martyn, 1992.
Webber, Robert E. Worship Is a Verb: Eight Principles for Transforming Worship. Revised edition. Peabody, Massachusetts:Hendrickson Publishers, 1996.
Webber, Robert E. Worship Old and New. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1982.
Webber, Robert, E., ed. The Complete Library of Christian Worship. Seven volumes. Nashville, TN: Star Song Publishing Group, 1993.
Weil, L. A Theology Of Worship. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications, 2002.
Wenz, Robert. Room For God. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1994.
Whaley, Vernon M. Understanding Music and Worship in the Church. Wheaton, Illinois: Evangelical Training Association, 1995.
White, J.F. A Brief History Of Christian Worship. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1993.
White, James F. Documents of Christian Worship: Descriptive and Interpretive Sources. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.
White, James F. Introduction to Christian Worship. Revised edition. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1980.
White, James F. Protestant Worship and Church Architecture :Theological and Historical Considerations. Oxford University Press, 1964.
White, James F. Protestant Worship: Traditions in Transition. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1989.
White, Susan J. Christian Worship and Technological Change. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1994.
Willimon, William H., Worship as Pastoral Care, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1992.
Wright, N.T. For All God’s Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church. Grand Rapids , Michigan: Eerdmans, 1997.

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