Nothing is more essential than knowing how to worship the God who created you. Worship Matters focuses on the essentials of God-honoring worship, combining biblical foundations with practical application in a way that works in the real world. Bob Kauflin, pastor and noted songwriter, skillfully instructs pastors, musicians, and church leaders so they can root their congregational worship in unchanging scriptural principles, instead of constantly changing cultural trends. The book covers a variety of topics, such as the devastating effects of worshiping the wrong things, how to base your worship on God’s self-revelation rather than your assumptions, the fuel of worship, and the community of worship.
Appropriate for Christians from varied backgrounds and denominations, this book will bring a vital perspective to what you think you understand about praising God.
Bob loves God, values theology, and cares about people. This mix is found throughout this wonderful and helpful book. Worship Matters will inspire you as a worshiper and spur you on as a leader of worship.
—Matt Redman, recording artist, song-writer, worship leader, Brighton, UK
Bob Kauflin is teaching a new generation to take corporate worship seriously in a fashion that is simultaneously biblically faithful and addressing today’s culture.
—D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
This book is thoroughly biblical, comprehensive, balanced, clear, and engaging. Worship leaders must read it, and it will be a great help to anyone interested in finding out what biblical worship is about and how to worship from the heart.
—John M. Frame, J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
Bob’s approach is humble, yet authoritative; comprehensive, yet inspirational. And if you take his gentle but clear teaching onboard, it will help make you fully equipped in mind, heart, and spirit to lead others in worship. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
—Stuart Townend, Christian song-writer
An outstanding book both for those who lead worship and also for every Christian who wants to worship God more fully. The book is biblical, practical, interesting, wise, and thorough in its treatment of the topic. The next time I teach on worship, I plan to make this the required text.
—Wayne Grudem, research professor of Bible and theology, Phoenix Seminary
Humility. Self-deprecating humor. Practical wisdom. And not just for music leaders. What a refreshing read! I’ve gained from Bob Kauflin, and if you read this, you will too.
—Mark Dever, senior pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC
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Bob Kauflin traveled with the Christian group GLAD for eight years as a songwriter and arranger before becoming a pastor with Sovereign Grace Ministries in 1985. He is now the director of worship development for Sovereign Grace, overseeing its music projects and teaching on congregational worship.