“We’re living in a time when there is a manifest crisis of worship in the church. It’s almost as if we’re in the midst of a rebellion among people who find church less than meaningful. They’re bored.”
This “bored” state has provoked many disputes over the nature of worship. In A Taste of Heaven, R. C. Sproul examines the key components of prayer, praise, and sacrifices that God gave to his people in the Old Testament. He shows how biblical principles can guide today’s worshipers, for the Lord has designed worship to give his people a taste of heaven.
With the Logos edition, A Taste of Heaven is fully integrated with the other resources in your digital library, including Bibles, maps, dictionaries, and numerous other Bible study tools. All Scripture references are linked directly to the text of your favorite Bible translation, making your Bible study and teaching preparations more effective and rewarding. You can also explore Scripture on a deeper level with powerful search features, Passage Guides, and all the other interactive features in your Logos library. That makes this important book more useful than ever before for pastors, teachers, Bible study leaders, and anyone else desiring to get deeper into the truth of God’s Word.
- Preface by the author
- Brief introduction to the basic principles of worship
- Biblical principles to guide today’s worshipers
Praise for the Print Edition
In A Taste of Heaven, R. C. Sproul’s signature work, The Holiness of God, has found its true companion. To grasp God’s weightiness is also to recognize the sanctity of worship. If Christians will read and digest A Taste of Heaven, we will have taken an important step toward the reformation of today’s church. Anyone who wishes to draw near to God acceptably, with reverence and awe, will be inspired and helped by this engaging and important book.
—Richard D. Phillips, senior pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Margate, Florida
R. C. Sproul has done it again. He has tackled the touchy subject of worship in a provocative and creative way that will shake up the complacent and force the thoughtful to think again. Holiness and reverence have all too often departed from our churches without anyone noticing, and this wake-up call could not be more timely. Read this book, get annoyed at it, and then take its lessons to heart—it will change your life.
—Dr. Gerald Bray, research professor, Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Ala.
Two Sproul trademarks run all the way through this helpful new book on worship. First, his language is so absolutely clear, even though he’s treating weighty subject matter. Second, his tone is so amiable, even though he’s treating controversial issues. The church at large will be helped not just by his content—which is critically important these days—but by his style as well.
—Joel Belz, founder, WORLD Magazine
- Title: A Taste of Heaven
- Author: R. C. Sproul
- Publisher: Reformation Trust
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 173
About R. C. Sproul
R. C. Sproul is the founder and president of Ligonier Ministries and president of Ligonier Academy. He also serves as the senior pastor of Saint Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., and he has written more than 70 books including Defending Your Faith, The Truth of the Cross, Truths We Confess, and commentaries on Romans and John in the Saint Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series.