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14. The Torah’s Vision of Worship Samuel E. Balentine Balentine gives insight into developing worship begin- ning in “the Garden” with man actually participating in completing creation through “naming” and then takes us through Tabernacle and Temple worship. 15. The Way of a Worshiper Buddy Owens My friend Buddy has written a worship book that is a worship experience. Transformational. God revealing. Profound simplicity. 16. Themes & Variations for a Christian Doxology Hughes Oliphant Old This is the best biblical theology of worship, help- ing the worship pastors to evaluate the content of worship communication. TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2012 Here are Chuck’s 10 favorite books that came out in 2012. (In alphabetical order by title) God’s Singers Dave Williamson / In:ciite Media 17. Theology, Music and Time Jeremy S. Begbie If you were at NWLC in California this year, you know why I chose this book. Begbie is the leading voice on “Theology Through the Arts” movement. This book provides a sound basis for understanding both the beauty and function of music in worship. Jesus + Nothing = Everything Tullian Tchividjian / Crossway Mark: The Gospel of Passion Michael Card / IVP Messy Church 18. Visual Faith William A. Dyrness Bill’s book both reflects and fuels the move to more visual and artistic expression with the Church, and especially the reformed tradition. His advocacy is responsible, informed, and creative. Ross Parsley / David C Cook Nearing Home: Life, Faith, and Finishing Well Billy Graham / Thomas Nelson Psalms for All Seasons 19. Worship Old & New Robert E. Webber “A worship that will have staying power is a worship that is firmly grounded in the old, yet aware of and concerned for new ways to respond to the old, old story.” Even from heaven, Bob is still one of the most influential voices in liturgical renewal and worship. John Witvliet, Martin Tel, Joyce Borger, Editors / Brazos Press The Art of Mentoring Darlene Zschech / Bethany House The Kingdom New Testament N.T. Wright / HarperOne The Journey of Ministry Eddie Gibbs / IVP 20. Worship: Rediscovering the Missing Jewel Ronald Allen & Gordon Borror This belongs on every pastor’s bookshelf. It not only defines worship, but gives a clear biblical descrip- tion of theology and practice in worship. Vertical Church James MacDonald / David C Cook Viral Leonard Sweet / Waterbrook Press NOVEMBER /DECEMBER 2012 35