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Worship

The Ultimate Priority

Author John MacArthur
Narrator Arthur Morey
Runtime 7.63 Hrs - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date February 6, 2012
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Worship is so much more than what is sung or played in church on Sunday morning. John MacArthur takes you step by step in a discovery of who and how to worship. From the existence of God and His attributes, to instruction on the right and wrong ways to worship God, MacArthur never strays from teaching and explaining what the Bible says. This book makes it Biblically clear that worship is all about how we prioritize and live our daily lives to honor and glorify God. Make worship your ultimate priority!

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Worship is so much more than what is sung or played in church on Sunday morning. John MacArthur takes you step by step in a discovery of who and how to worship. From the existence of God and His attributes, to instruction on the right and wrong ways to worship God, MacArthur never strays from teaching and explaining what the Bible says. This book makes it Biblically clear that worship is all about how we prioritize and live our daily lives to honor and glorify God. Make worship your ultimate priority!

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In Depth Study Of Worship
Worship by John MacArthur is a reasonably comprehensive study of worship and its place in the believer’s life. The essence of the book is that worship to God should be meaningful not some religious tradition to be completed. Also worship is not just singing songs or playing music but the attitude of the believer to do everything they do to God’s glory.

The early chapters focus on who God is such as His sovereignty and power, which lead to the conclusion that He is worthy to be worshipped. Also emphasis is placed on worshipping God with spirit and truth not simply based in man-made traditions.

In today’s church there are many different forms of worship and the very interesting last chapter focused on how worship has changed over the last 200 years. Although I didn’t agree with some of the insinuations leading toward hymns being the best form of worship, it was quite a balanced overview of how it has changed both for better and worse.

The narration was quite good and flowed along nicely. I don’t remember being distracted by the way the narrator was reading, which means it must have been quite well read.

This book is a fine insight into what worshipping God means and it should be considered a useful resource on worship especially for those individuals lead by God to lead worship corporately.

This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/9/2012)
Comprehensive and inspiring
This is the best, most biblically-based book on worship I have come across. Its one short-coming is its unnecessarily long length.

John MacArthur does an excellent—and very thorough—job of expositing a biblical view of worship. Calling into question all our pre-concieved notions of what acceptable worship of a holy God looks like, he touches on everything from worship throughout the biblical narrative to worship styles over the last 200 years.

I particularly liked the chapters dealing with Jesus’ words in John 4 about true worshippers worshipping in spirit and in truth. Those words have such depth, and MacArthur gives them the time and attention they deserve; devoting a huge chunk of the book to it.

Speaking of huge chunks of book, MacArthur spends a lot of time expounding on the various attributes of God (His holiness, His omnipresence, etc). While this section is, like the rest of the book, very well-written, it seems only loosely connected to the overall subject and makes the book unnecessarily long.

One final praise: the narration is very well done. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to take their worship of God more seriously.

Please Note: This audiobook was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. This has in no way influenced my opinion or review of this work.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/22/2012)
Consistent Encouragement for Worship
I recently finished my second book by John Macarthur. The first one was Slave, which was published recently, whereas the second was Worship: The Ultimate Priority, first published in 1983. Its quite interesting to read these books close together, because although they were written nearly 30 years apart, they demonstrate strong consistency in the way Macarthur discusses the importance of worship.

The title of Macarthur's book gives away the point, but its specific emphasis is summed up well in this quote: "Real worship therefore should be the full-time, nonstop activity of every believer, and the aim of the exercise ought to be to please God, not merely entertain the worshiper." Macarthur's message contrasts strongly with popular North American Christianity's common tendency to promote the question: "Did I get anything out of it?" Of course, this was never supposed to be the Christian life.

I received this book as part of the Christianaudio.com reviewers' program, which does give away books in exchange for reviews, but I am not required to give a positive review. Having said that, I highly recommend this book. The narrator is terrific, the length is perfect (about 8 hours), and the content is perfect for the audio format: enough Scriptural meat to chew on, but sprinkled lightly with enough stories to keep you engaged.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/21/2012)
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