The great value of this work on worship is its rooting in Scripture, its powerful and sustained focus on the glorious person and work of Christ, and the demonstration of the relevance of worship to all of life... May the Lord be pleased to use this book in His worldwide church to recapture the heart and dynamic of a God-centered worship where God's redeemed creatures glory in His worthship and every sphere of life pulsates with worship.
Vernon Light, Principal, The Bible Institute of the Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Outstanding! Oliver brings clarity to one of the most misunderstood subjects of my 20 years in student ministry. He looks at what the Bible actually says about God's desire for and from His worshippers. This is written for those of us who want more than a superficial discussion of what worship is and is not; but without the lingo only theologians can understand. All over the country I am asked about worship, now I will point them to this book. Thanks Oliver.
David McNeely, Speaker, Senior High Campus, Director at Perimeter Church in Atlanta, Georgia
"This is not just a ‘how to' book on worship for today's generation. Dr. Claassen draws on his considerable knowledge of the issues surrounding biblical worship today and combines this with an obvious love and concern for God's glory to inspire the reader to worship in a way that is Gospel-powered, Christ-centered, God-honoring and life-transforming. The author reveals his pastoral heart and cross-cultural missions' background by writing in a style that is accessible to ‘the emerging generation' and applicable to the reader's situation, wherever that may be. The reader will be convicted of the importance of worship, educated in the biblical principles of worship and challenged by the all-embracing nature of biblical worship."
Dr. Peter W. Smuts, Vice-Principal of Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies at the Bible Institute of South Africa in Cape Town
"To contextualize God's Word lovingly without compromising its truth requires great skill and a gospel heart. Dr. Oliver Claassen has both. Dr. Claassen helps a much larger audience understand the difference between worshipping worship and worshipping God. Both the style and content of this book reflect the heart of a man passionate about God's glory, and pastorally committed to leading God's people into a more faithful and engaging experience of God's worship in line with the truth of the gospel."