What is worship? What is God seeking in our worship? Why do we gather? Why do we sing? Have you ever asked these questions? There was a point in my life where I needed someone to help me find answers, and Bob Kauflin was the person who did that.
In his book True Worshipers, Kauflin addresses the broad and deep subject of worship with pastoral wisdom, biblical faithfulness, clarity, and brevity. This is not a book only for worship leaders, it is a book for every person who claims to be a Christian. If you are a Christian, you are a worshiper of God. Kauflin helps us to see that worship is not only an event that happens on Sunday morning, it is everyday life. To associate worship only with the 30-minute segment of music on a Sunday morning is to completely miss out on what it means to be a true worshiper of God. Kauflin helps us see that, “We never begin worship; we aim it.” We are always worshiping something or someone. This book will help you see, savor, and find your calling as a true worshiper of God in all of your life.
In True Worshipers, Kauflin also writes about corporate worship and gives such helpful teaching on the “why” behind the “what” of our church practices. The chapter entitled “True Worshipers Sing” is worth the entire book. Kauflin helps us to think biblically and critically about what God is seeking in worship and our responsibility as worshipers. Perhaps you are asking some of the same questions I was asking. Kauflin will point you to the Scriptures and to Jesus who ultimately has all the answers. This short book will show you what a true worshiper looks like and should develop a longing in your soul to be in the house of the Lord with the body of Christ.