Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change The Way You Worship

Book review by Deane Barker
tags: faith
2017
Chris Tomlin
128
8/10

A short book that combines evangelism with etymology. The basic premise is that the English word “praise” has seven separate meanings in Hebrew.

The book devotes a chapter to each of them.

The book is based on a sermon given by one of the authors. The other author is Chris Tomlin – one of the most popular contemporary Christian musicians working today – who decided to turn the sermon into a book.

Each chapter ends with Tomlin discussing one of his worship songs: the background behind it, and how it relates to the topic of that chapter.

I enjoyed short books like this. Too many times, publisher just flogs an idea to turn it into an acceptably-sized mass-market paperback. But this book is…humble. It makes its point, and doesn’t try to do more than that. I appreciated that.

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