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Hardcover An Hour on Sunday: Creating Moments of Transformation and Wonder Book

ISBN: 0310252962

ISBN13: 9780310252962

An Hour on Sunday: Creating Moments of Transformation and Wonder

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Today's spiritually searching culture is less inclined than ever to attend church. Yet, no time of the week is filled with more life-changing potential than Sunday morning. Imagine . . . experiences... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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worth every penny!

This book is the most intereactive and concise material I have ever read on the subject of worship arts. It was totally refreshing to see the artist/author use her skills to communicate what years of experience has showed her. Praise God, for encouraging us to operate under our spirital giftedness! Buy it! You won't be disappointed!

Fabulous resource

This was a practical book, yet full of moments of hopeful artistry for the soul. It also reveals honestly mistakes made with people, and inner struggles. It was better than I'd hoped for and I"m using it for our Worship Committee as we start on our journey towards trying to create moments of awe in church.


Excellent book for anyone involved in the planning of worship. Masterfully created by using the artful principles encouraged and putting it into published form. THANK YOU!

An artful use of an hour on Sunday

Every pastor responsible for planning and leading a worship service should buy this book, read it, and then do two things. First, find an artist in your congregation who will help you understand how important this book is. Let that artist, or better yet several artists, teach you how the arts can assist you in creating moments of transformation and wonder during that hour on Sunday. Second, honestly respond to the "Questions to Explore" at the end of each chapter. Write out your answers. Discuss them with your staff or leadership team. They are outstanding discussion starters for weekly staff or leadership meetings or even for use in a retreat setting. Dealing with these questions will intensify the impact of this entertaining and informative read. I read this book from the mindset of a Christian educator who fears that an hour on Sunday is what the average Christian invests in their Christian education. Nancy Beach has provided a timely challenge for we who teach to embrace the value of creativity. She writes from her passion and experience as one dedicated to communicating the truth of God's Word to a culture overwhelmed by information and to generations who learn as much by seeing and experiencing as they do by listening. If you want to make the most of an hour on Sunday you'll be well served by this book. P.S. If you lead creative people, the bovine metaphor on page 80 is worth the price of the book!

An Hour on Sunday

This is one of the most delightful "how to" books I have read in a long time! This book will help both ministers and lay leaders in the planning of the Sunday morning service. The suggestions given are sound, biblical, and can apply to both a traditional setting or a more contemporary setting. The reader is challenged to make the worship hour on Sunday morning more meaningful by first examining his own heart and motive. The goal is to have the worshiper leave the church changed in a more positive way than when they first came. The advice of this book is both timely and easy to follow. Many times "how to" books are dry and boring to read. The delivery of the material in this book is as entertaining as it is enlightening. The use of illustrations and drawings are intermingled with the text, many times becoming the text. For example, when the book discusses music, you find the text in a sheet of music, like the lyrics of a song. Humor is very much a part of this book. In the first part of the book, the author gives you permission to skip to a page later in the book if you feel you don't need to read that particular section. When you skip to the page indicated, you are admonished and told to return to the section you wanted to skip. All in good humor, of course. There are also thought provoking questions at the end of each chapter that enable you to celebrate the good things you are currently doing in your organization and encourage you to explore new ground.
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