As a female worship leader, I have long been a fan of Darlene Zschech. I have followed her music and writings for many years and am thrilled with her latest book, Worship Changes Everything. In my opinion, this is her best work yet. The central theme of the book, to me, seems to be that worship should permeate every area of our lives: our families, our work, our thoughts, our actions, etc. Worship isn’t simply something we do once a week at church, but it should be a way of living that leads us into the very presence of God. Darlene uses tons of scripture and quotes from other Christian leaders, which I feel adds greatly to her book. This book is beautifully written and is also very accessible to the reader. I found myself underlining things I would like to use as I lead worship at my own church simply because the words are so right and true and pretty.
The book is broken up into two parts: The Heart of Worship and The Hands of Worship (which is three times as long as the first part). The Hands of Worship section includes areas like money, suffering, marriage, children and even how to worship in the wilderness.
As a worship leader, it’s important to me that we remember that worship is about so much more than just music. This book not only teaches the true meaning of worship, but it gives practical and thoughtful instruction on how we are to live a life of worship in every aspect of our lives. I very much appreciate and highly recommend this book.
note: I received a copy of this book through Baker Books Bloggers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.