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New book from Religious Affections Ministries: <i>Recovering Intentional Worship</i> by David de Bruyn

I am pleased to announce the publication of an instructive booklet by David de Bruyn titled, Recovering Intentional Worship: Some Things to Consider Including in Your Church Service.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will recognize the subtitle of David’s booklet as the title of a series he did on this site. I received such an influx of positive feedback about the series, including a few pastors who said they printed the whole thing for their congregation, that I thought it would be helpful to publish it as a booklet.

You can or wherever books are sold.

Look for the introduction to this booklet next week.

Table of Contents

Introduction…………………………………………………………1

1 Call to Worship……………………………………………………5

2 Singing the Psalms……………………………………………….9

3 Silence……………………………………………………………….13

4 Stand‑alone Scripture Readings………………………….17

5 Explanations of Hymns………………………………………21

6 Planned Prayers…………………………………………………27

7 Benedictions………………………………………………………31

Conclusion…………………………………………………………35

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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