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87 Resources on Worship

Picto:Blog - April 4, 2009

by Pastor Scott Thomas


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I love driving worship leaders crazy. Therefore I have inundated them with 87 resources for worship. They will hardly know where to start. That's for all the times they asked me to sing, "Shout to the Lord" or "I Can Sing of Your Love Forever" or any song that has the word "river" in the title! There, we're even. Now enjoy.


Section One: Acts 29 Resources (audio and articles)

Section Two: Institute for Christian Worship audio files (Southern Seminary)

Section Three: John Piper seminar on Worship


Section One:  Acts 29 Worship Resources





Section Two: Institute for Christian Worship

Justin Taylor posted audio files from Southern Seminary's Institute for Christian Worship. Some of the ones you will find are listed below:

David Peterson:

D.A. Carson thinks that Peterson's book, Engaging With God: A Biblical Theology of Worship (1992), is one of the very best treatments available.

John Frame:

Frame's two books on worship are Worship in Spirit and Truth: A Refreshing Study of the Principles and Practice of Biblical Worship (1996) and Contemporary Worship: A Biblical Defense (1997). These books make some in the Reformed camp uncomfortable, but I found both of them to be very helpful.

Harold Best:

Best's two books on worship are Music Through the Eyes of Faith (1993) and Unceasing Worship: Biblical Perspectives on Worship and the Arts (2003). Music Through the Eyes of Faith has had a significant impact on John Piper, and he highly recommends the book.

Michael Card:

For Card on lament, see A Sacred Sorrow Experience Guide: Reaching out to God in the Lost Language of Lament (2005) and The Hidden Face of God: Finding the Missing Door to the Father Through Lament (2007).

Keith and Kristyn Getty:

Stuart Townend, Keith Getty, and Kristyn Getty:

Bob Kauflin:

Kauflin's book is Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God (2008). See also his blog, Worship Matters. If you lead others in worship, this is probably the first book to get your hands on.

Kevin Twit:

Jason Harms:

See Jason's writings and music at



Section Three: John Piper Seminar on Worship

John Piper:

John Piper's five-hour seminar on worship is a bonus. With the links below you can either watch the videos, read the notes, or listen to the audio for free: 


Christopher Hopper

on Apr 4, 2009 :: 1:12 pm

Phew...finally got signed in. [wipes brow]

Just wanted to say thanks for putting all this together. What a plethora of links!

And I certainly won't ask you to any of the fore mentioned songs, nor "Here I Am To Worship" either.


Allen Spirup

on Apr 4, 2009 :: 1:52 pm

Wow. Thanks for all the info.

I agree on the songs. I can sing of your love for ever...and ever...and ever...

It never ends.