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.
. . . 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
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Daniel I. Block is the Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He previously taught at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as the John R. Sampey Professor of Old Testament Interpretation. Block’s two-volume commentary on Ezekiel in the New International Commentary series is a standard in Old Testament scholarship. He is also the author of the commentary on Judges and Ruth in the New American Commentary series, and the commentary on Deuteronomy in the NIV Application Commentary series.