Today for “Natasha’s Study” I am reviewing the book, The Next Worship: Glorifying God in a Diverse World by Sandra Maria Van Opstal.
Why I picked up this book:
I received this book to review from my publisher InterVarsity Press and I was glad to review it for my friend, Sandra.
Who Should Read The Next Worship:
With this book, Sandra presents a wealth of knowledge from her diverse experiences leading cross-cultural worship teams. Any worship leader who is interested in multiethnic ministry, cross-cultural worship, being a bridge builder or reaching the millennial generation will benefit from reading this book.
Personally, I sought out the book because I am on a search committee for hiring a new Worship Arts Director & College Ministry Pastor for the multiethnic church where I am a member. I like to prayerfully make informed contributions and decisions so I was hoping that this resource could provide insight into the world of multi-ethnic worship, and it did.
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I am following Julie Pierce’s book review of Sheryl Sandberg’s best seller, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead with a Coffee Talk at Gifted for Leadership.
Topic: What Are We Teaching our Young Women? Why the Church needs to Lean In to the Conversations Concerning Marriage and Singleness.
Sip brew and join in here.
I had been looking forward to last Saturday for quite some time. My best friends from college have both moved within driving distance so I can now get in my car and love on them and their children within a few short hours. I was looking forward to squeezing the waist of one of my best friends who I had not seen in almost two years and holding her 10 month old baby girl in my arms for the first time and telling her how much I love her. I was looking forward to spending quality time laughing with my godparents and eating great food. I was looking forward to the view of the river and the noise of children and connecting with old friends and mentors from college. I was looking forward to the vision planning meeting we scheduled for that morning with a group of loved ones and colleagues. Yes, it was going to be a great day!
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