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Revised and Updated, with DVD
Foreword by Marva J. Dawn

Worship in the Shape of Scripture—first published in 2001—is a practical resource for worship planners and leaders that provides guidelines for applying homiletic concepts to all areas of worship planning.

Due to its success, it has been revised and updated, and includes a two-part DVD. Part I: “Worship in the Shape of Scripture” shows the author summarizing the book with a live audience and will teach how to understand the structure of worship. Part II: “Bulletins of Common Prayer” is an expansion of chapter 6 and provides a practical, thorough process of preparing bulletins.

ISBN/Prod. Code: 978-0-8298-1826-0
F. Russell Mitman is the author of three titles from The Pilgrim Press, including Blessed by the Presence of God: Liturgies for Occasional Services (2007) and Immersed in the Splendor of God: Resources for Worship Renewal (2005). He is a past conference minister of the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Praise for the First Edition
“The matter of worship has become all too much a careless practice on the path of least resistance, issuing in self-indulgence, entertainment, and entrepreneurial energy….This book invites a serious, practical, grounded rethink.”
 — Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary


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