Book Reviews

January 3, 2018

Book Review: “Doxology and Theology”

Doxology and Theology: How the Gospel Forms the Worship Leader Matt Boswell, et al. B&H Books, 2013; 256 pages After a string of polemical reads, it’s refreshing to dive into a book in which I find myself nodding, wincing, and writing “Yes!” in the margins. […]
January 1, 2018

Rook Review: “From Memory to Imagination: Reforming the Church’s Music”

From Memory to Imagination: Reforming the Church’s Music C. Randall Bradley Eerdmans, 2012; 251 pages Imagine getting a call from your realtor one afternoon. He’s excited to show you a new listing that he thinks could be a great buy. Crown molding, new windows, stainless […]
December 31, 2017

Instruments and the regulative principle: a review of “A Cappella Music in the Worship of the Church”

A Cappella Music in the Worship of the Church Everett Ferguson Desert Willow Publishing, 2013 (Revised ed.); 142 pages Alexander Pope famously wrote that “fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” By this he meant that there is always a fresh supply of young […]
December 23, 2017

Book Review: “Rhythms of Grace”

Rhythms of Grace: How the Church’s Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel Mike Cosper Crossway, 2013; 224 pages The tagline of Mike Cosper’s book Rhythms of Grace sets up an excellent premise: that worship in the church should tell the story of the gospel. Two […]
December 18, 2017

Book Review: “Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns”

Why Johnny Can’t Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Rewrote the Hymnal T. David Gordon P & R Publishing, 2010; 192 pages Gordon’s book seeks to diagnose the decades-long infiltration of pop culture into the church, and into its music specifically. He focuses on the term […]
December 14, 2017

Book Review: “For the Glory of God”

For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship Daniel Block Baker Academic, 2014; 407 pages   Daniel Block is an Old Testament professor at Wheaton College. For the Glory of God represents the distillation of decades of his study and instruction regarding […]