Worship Matters — the Book — is Released

wm.jpgCrossway is now shipping copies of my book Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God.

The first review I’ve seen is over at blog.worship.com. They got the title wrong, but hey, it’s a very kind review.

Here’s a portion of what they wrote:

Biblically based and contemporaneous in setting, Worship Matters is a book we believe worship leaders will find both encouraging and challenging. Consider giving a copy to your worship team, pastor, and worship leader. This one is a definite must read.

You’ll have to determine that for yourself. In the mean time, I’d appreciate your prayers that God would use this book to spread the glories of our matchless Savior.


19 Responses to Worship Matters — the Book — is Released

  1. adam herod March 31, 2008 at 7:16 PM #

    Bob…nice review indeed. Congratulations. I’m looking forward to reading the book myself. Peace…adam

  2. Gabriel Gagnon March 31, 2008 at 8:41 PM #

    This is exciting!!! and did you get someone to translate it in French? I’ll try to get the book as soon as possible, read it, and then encourage strongly that lady I was talking to you about to translate it. But it’s still a prayer request!
    God will provide.

  3. dwayne moore April 1, 2008 at 3:01 AM #

    Congratulations Bob! I ordered my copy today from Amazon. I plan to post a review in the next week or two on our ministry website.


  4. Al Hamill April 1, 2008 at 9:21 AM #

    Hey Bob,

    I’m excited that your book is finally pusblished and can’t wait to get a chance to read and study it. One quick question: do you have any idea when it’ll be available directly in the UK? If it’s more than a week or two, I’d want to get it shipped from the States.


  5. Jeri April 1, 2008 at 12:05 PM #

    Great news. May the Lord use your book for His glory and the good of His people everywhere. I am watching the mailbox with anticipation!!

  6. Kyle April 1, 2008 at 1:21 PM #

    Congratulations! I’m definitely going to buy a copy for myself, and am contemplating getting one for each member of our praise team as well. Thanks for your hard work, I’m excited to read it!

  7. Scott April 1, 2008 at 2:22 PM #


    Just ordered your book through Crossway and currently on page 31 of the PDF version that they provided with the purchase. You already have me thinking and evaluating….something I should have done several years ago. Thanks for your wisdom and taking the time out to write this book.

  8. Aaron Campbell April 2, 2008 at 2:58 PM #


    I just received my copy in the mail from Crossway. I’m certain that the Lord will use it as an encouragement in my life and in the lives of many worship pastors and churches. Praise the Lord for this great resource!

    Aaron Campbell

  9. Ted Slater April 2, 2008 at 6:12 PM #

    It’s my prayer that your work influence worship leaders around the world, Bob. I’ve just ordered a copy, and will be lauding it on our blog immediately upon finishing it.

  10. Alan Wilson April 3, 2008 at 8:15 AM #

    Hi Bob – congratulations on the book. You may not be able to answer this, but do you know if there is a release date for the UK?


  11. Bob Kauflin April 3, 2008 at 10:29 PM #


    This is what Crossway told me about Worship Matters being released in the UK:

    “It looks like there is an initial order for IVP UK that will be shipped shortly, but we aren’t sure whether it is by air or by sea. There will be others who place orders over time, but I’m not sure about the two week time frame.”

    Hope that’s helpful. Thanks for asking!

  12. Matthew Westerholm April 4, 2008 at 7:06 AM #

    Smell that? It’s my breath. And it’s baited — can’t wait to read it.

    I will take a mint in the mean time.

  13. Bob Kauflin April 4, 2008 at 9:21 AM #


    I think it’s “bated” not “baited.” Unless you’re trying to catch a fish.

    In any case, thanks for the meaningful and encouraging comments. Still having a hard time believing it’s actually published.

  14. Jayson Wittrup April 4, 2008 at 3:39 PM #

    I’ve got our church book guy ordering a copy for me and each of our worship leaders. Copies for the entire team soon to follow :-)

    Congratulations Bob!

  15. Jacob Hantla April 11, 2008 at 8:53 PM #

    Bob, great book. I recently finished reading it, and I posted a review here: http://www.hantla.com/blog/pivot/entry.php?id=570

    Our music team will likely soon be reading it. We’ve gotten it into the hands of our worship/music leader already.

    Thanks again for all your labors that have already proven fruitful.

  16. Bob Kauflin April 11, 2008 at 10:22 PM #


    Thanks for taking the time to review the book in such a thorough and kind way. You’re a fast reader.

    And thanks for passing it on to your musicians. That’s exactly what I pray will happen.

  17. Trent Broussard April 15, 2008 at 4:51 PM #


    I am halfway through the book and I have been so convicted and encouraged and inspired all that the same time. I truly appreciate the call constantly bring our people back to the gospel which is why we are there. I am looking forward to finishing the book and I am eagerly anticipating Worship God 08 as we delight in God together.

    Trent Broussard

  18. Brad Loser June 17, 2008 at 9:02 PM #


    Thank you for taking what was in a lot of our heads but didn’t know how to say – and saying it better than we ever could have. We are walking through this book with our pastoral staff and worship staff and finding it incredably beneficial!

    I am posting reviews and personal thoughts of those meetings here at http://www.thinkworship.com .

    Thanks for your ministry, your insight and your passion to see the church get a biblical perspective of worship!

  19. Melissa Life February 6, 2010 at 9:00 PM #


    Thank you so much for writing a book on how worship matters. We just had a sermon on what is “worship” in our church and I became inspired to help lead my praise band on how we can let our congregation experience true, authentic worship.

    I ordered a book a few weeks ago off of amazon and I absolutely loved it. I thought it was so great that I ordered copies for my entire praise team and we will be studying it together over the next few weeks.

    Thank you for your ministry.

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