“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1). Our need to worship is encoded in our very beings, and that need is far greater than the worship that involves music, song, and dance. Worship is deeper and higher and even more practical than we imagine! Here are books that explore a life of worship in its many facets and splendors.
Martha Kilpatrick’s Adoration reveals the role that true worship and adoration of Jesus Christ plays in deepening our relationship with the Lord. Using the life of Mary of Bethany to illustrate a type of worship often overlooked, Adoration will both convict and encourage its readers to draw ever closer to the One we love above all others.
In this light, Worship God by Watchman Nee should not be missed. In this small but powerful book, Nee says, “If we are defeated in worship, we shall be defeated in other things.” Worship God looks not just at what it means to worship but also the many areas of our lives that are directly affected by whether or not we worship the Lord alone. As Nee so wisely puts it, “To know Him as Father is a personal relationship, but to know Him as God is knowing His official and exalted standing in the universe. Many know Him as Father, but they do not know Him as God.” May these beautiful books on worship lead their readers lead to a deep an thorough recognition of God as GOD!