Review: Central Things: Worship in Word and Sacrament

Central Things: Worship in Word and SacramentCentral Things: Worship in Word and Sacrament by Gordon W. Lathrop
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A very engaging and accessible book that looks, as the title suggests, the central things of Christian worship: the Word, preaching, blessing, thanksgiving, baptism, intercession, and a whole range of other things. Each of the very short chapters covers in admirable detail some of these central things and the way they are connected to the others, drawing on the author’s clear scholarship, good resources, and much pastoral praxis.

Highly recommended to those who are interested in matters liturgical, who are open to learning from sources outside their own particular denominational traditions, and who might be wanting to give some thought to the central things that make Christian Worship Christian worship.

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