Book Give Away – “Ancient Christian Worship”

This week I’m offering Ancient Christian Worship by Andrew B. McGowan. I’ve started reading this and I really like it. Here’s the catalog description:

This introduction to the origins of Christian worship illuminates the importance of ancient Christian worship practices for contemporary Christianity. Andrew McGowan, a leading scholar of early Christian liturgy, takes a fresh approach to understanding how Christians came to worship in the distinctive forms still familiar today. Deftly and expertly processing the bewildering complexity of the ancient sources into lucid, fluent exposition, he sets aside common misperceptions to explore the roots of Christian ritual practices–including the Eucharist, baptism, communal prayer, preaching, Scripture reading, and music–in their earliest recoverable settings. Students of Christian worship and theology as well as pastors and church leaders will value this work.

Leave your name in the comments section by NLT Friday, Sept. 26th 6:00 am EST. I’ll announce the winner that Friday. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry.

Ancient Christian Worship


24 thoughts on “Book Give Away – “Ancient Christian Worship”

  1. Sounds like an awesome book. Would love to add this to my library. From James Weeks

  2. The original details of worship are surely in the New Testament itself. The churches then were the earliest. Present day ritualised worship is a development, or rather decline, from the end of the first century. The seven letters to the churches in Revelation chapters two and three show us this decline.

  3. I knew Andrew way back when he was a newly ordained Anglican Proust in Perth, Western Australia. Would love a copy.

  4. Another great choice, count me (Marcus Maher) in!

  5. richard chamberlain

  6. Bryant J. Williams III

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