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For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship

ISBN: 9781441249098



Current discussions about worship are often driven by pragmatics and personal preferences rather than the teaching of Scripture. True worship, however, is a response to God’s gracious revelation—in order to be acceptable to God, worship must be experienced on God’s terms. In this volume, respected Old Testament scholar Daniel Block examines worship in the Bible, offering a comprehensive biblical foundation and illuminating Old Testament worship practices and principles.

Block develops a theology of worship that is consistent with the teachings of Scripture and is applicable for the church today. He also introduces readers to a wide range of issues related to worship. Ideal for professors, seminarians, pastors, and church leaders, For the Glory of God is illustrated with diagrams, charts, and pictures that help the Scriptures come alive for readers and make the concepts discussed understandable.

For another biblical approach to worship, get Bryan Chapell’s Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape Our Practice.

  • Makes Scripture the guiding principle in the study of worship
  • Offers a comprehensive biblical foundation of worship
  • Illuminates Old Testament practices and principles
  • Develops a theology of worship based on the Scripture
  • Toward a Holistic, Biblical Understanding of Worship
  • The Object of Worship
  • The Subject of Worship
  • Daily Life as Worship
  • Family Life and Work as Worship
  • The Ordinances as Worship
  • Hearing and Proclaiming the Scriptures in Worship
  • Prayer as Worship
  • Music as Worship
  • Sacrifice and Offerings as Worship
  • The Drama of Worship
  • The Design and Theology of Sacred Space
  • Leaders in Worship
. . . an insightful study of worship that has practical implications for all.

Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

Pastors and other worship leaders will wonder how they ever got along without it. We are all in his debt.

John H. Walton, professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College

With its careful exegesis of the Bible, clear understanding of ancient Near Eastern culture, and practical suggestions for the local church, For the Glory of God is destined to become an essential text for putting God at the center of worship.

Philip G. Ryken, president, Wheaton College

  • Title: For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship
  • Author: Daniel I. Block
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2014
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Ebook
  • Subject: Worship
  • ISBN: 9781441249098
  • Resource ID: LLS:9781441245632
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-30T23:56:02Z

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Daniel I. Block

Dr. Daniel Block, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, has been teaching God’s Word for more than 30 years.

It has been a special joy for Dr. Block to watch students, who often take introductory courses in Old Testament only because they are required to do so by the curriculum, suddenly awaken to the fact that the Old Testament is understandable and its message is both life-giving and relevant for modern, everyday life.

Dr. Block has published a number of books and essays in scholarly journals. The paradigm for his research and ministry is set by Ezra, as described in Ezra 7:10: he committed himself to the study the Torah of Yahweh, to put it into practice, and to teach his revealed will in Israel. This means constantly asking serious questions of the Scriptures: What does the text say? Why does the text say it like that? What did the text mean to the original audience? What does the text have to say to me today? In order to answer these questions, one needs to understand both the worlds out of which the biblical texts arose and the worlds in which modern people live.




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  1. T.C. Hadden

    T.C. Hadden


    I personally do not understand why Logos does not make it mandatory to add actual comments when leaving a review of a book. I believe it would weed out superficial reviewers and, at best, define why someone does not like a book. In the scope of a "theology of worship," this book is an absolute must for anyone's library. I have the print book and I cannot yet justify purchasing the digital edition at the price it is listed, but the book has spawned a great degree of thought in regard to worship and there are very few books available that attempt to dive into a theology of worship. Kudos to Block for the effort and, if the book dropped here to anything under $30 I believe it is a worthwhile investment for your Logos library, but I don't think close to $40 justifies it.

  2. Nicolas Wong

    Nicolas Wong


  3. Jeremy Priest

    Jeremy Priest


    I have the hard copy and really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to be able to search it with Logos.