Seeking the Face of God – By J. Daniel Day
Seeking the Face of God is a challenge to engage in worship that is actually about God. In an easily readable manner the author tells how the essential God-focus of worship has been blurred among evangelicals by confusing worship with evangelism, entertainment, and emotions.
He then shows how the practices of the ancient Church and the theological wisdom of later centuries present worship as a joyful discipline of the people of God, forming them in the image of Christ, propelling and sustaining them in faithful mission—and how today’s evangelical worship can continue this through a Gospel-shaped worship pilgrimage.
Worshipers and worship leaders from all styles of worship will learn much and receive immediately usable guidance in this pastorally oriented and historically and theologically based re-conception of worship.
J. Daniel Day
Day is, at heart, a Baptist “preacher’s kid” from Oklahoma and has a Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Baptist University to attest to that origin. He also earned M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Called and ordained as a pastor at age 19, Dan served seven churches during his pastoral career. Upon his retirement he served for five years on the faculty of the Divinity School of Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, teaching preaching and worship. Learn more about Day on his author page.