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Endorsements for "Worship in Song"

Endorsements are starting to come in for my new book, which is set to be typeset soon. Here are some of them:

“Scott Aniol is at once theologian, historian, philosopher, aesthetician, musician, logician, and pastor in this encapsulating must-read entry in the worship wars.  His biblical and musical insights are remarkable for any one person to make, let alone one so young.”
– Timothy Shafer
Professor of Music at Penn State University

“Unhappily, the whole controversy about worship style has degenerated into arguments based on personal preference, particularly regarding what kind of music is acceptable. Far too frequently, advocates for both “contemporary music” and “traditional music,” while giving verbal testimony to their concern for God’s glory, defend their positions with man-centered reasoning. Although proponents of neither position would admit it, what pleases people often takes precedence over any consideration of what pleases the Lord. Scott Aniol’s treatment of this hot topic is refreshingly and delightfully different. Throughout, his analysis is God-focused, biblically based, thought provoking, and practical. He argues convincingly that music is not neutral and that there are indeed music styles that have infiltrated the church that are absolutely inappropriate for acceptable service unto the Lord. I highly recommend Worship in Song for any who are serious about worshipping the Lord in keeping with the beauty of His holiness, especially in song–an integral element in biblical worship.”
– Michael P. V. Barrett
President of Geneva Reformed Seminary (Greenville, SC)

Worship In Song is one of the most insightful explanations of biblical worship that I have ever read.  Pastor Scott Aniol harmonizes the concepts of God’s beauty, aesthetics, affection for God, accurate theology, and musical expertise unlike any other book on this subject.  I enthusiastically recommend Worship In Song as a must read for pastors, church music directors, and all Christian musicians who sincerely desire to help lead their congregations to worship God in spirit and in truth.”
– Michael Harding
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Troy, MI

Worship in Song may not always be an easy read, but it should become a must read for those seeking answers to tough questions about music.   The book is well written, well researched, and well documented.  Arguments are clearly presented.   Scott Aniol takes the reader to Scripture for answers; the use of secular sources is appropriate and necessary.  He is gracious and uncompromising, balanced and fair.”
– Ed Dunbar, Chairman
Division of Music
Bob Jones University

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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