Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change The Way You Worship
A short book that combines evangelism with etymology. The basic premise is that the English word “praise” has seven separate meanings in Hebrew.
- The Hands of Praise
- The Fools of Praise
- The Music of Praise
- The Expectation of Praise
- The Posture of Praise
- The Songs of Praise
- The Shout of Praise
The book devotes a chapter to each of them.
The book is based on a sermon given by one of the co-authors. The author co-author is Chris Tomlin – one of the most popular contemporary Christian musicians – 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 angle of that chapter.
I enjoyed short books like this. Too many times, publisher just flog 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.