Worship Matters, the book, has been out for a few weeks now, and I’ve been encouraged by initial responses. When I was writing it, I prayed that the book would be give worship leaders, pastors, and musicians a clear and practical biblical perspective on how they can most effectively serve the church in the area of corporate worship. Seems to be having that effect so far. A few folks have already reviewed the book on their blog. You can check them at Discerning Reader, Gospel Prism, and CROSS-eyed.
In an effort to get word out I’m giving away 20 copies of Worship Matters for people who will review it on their blog. Just send me an email at the “Contact Bob” link below (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell me in 100 words or less why you think worship matters. I’ll announce the 20 best entries (judged on content, creativity, and brevity) on Monday of next week. Your email has to be received by midnight on Saturday.
Last week I mentioned the four brief videos we made for the book, one for each section. David Altrogge (Mark’s son) and Michael Hartnett of Vinegar Hill Pictures oversaw the shoot. We did all four videos in a day, which was pretty amazing. We shot them at or near Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. because it gave us a number of options for settings.
Things went fairly well until we got outside and had to deal with cars coming by every 30 seconds. Although it sounds like I’m connecting my sentences in the videos, I probably said some of these lines 15-20 times. David encouraged me to follow a script that was posted on an easel about 15 feet away, which I’m sure made editing a whole lot easier.
Here’s the first video on “The Leader.” Love to hear your thoughts on what I share here, and also how I might use these videos not only to promote the book, but as a means of training in a local church context.