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A Life of an Enthusiastic Worship (Book Review)

A Life of an Enthusiastic Worship (Book Review)

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Published by Daniel O. Ogweno
God created us to have a fellowship with Him. This fellowship is about worship. This book shows practically how worship can be an everyday experience.
God created us to have a fellowship with Him. This fellowship is about worship. This book shows practically how worship can be an everyday experience.

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Book Review
Title 
: A Life Of An Enthusiastic Worship
 Author 
: Daniel Owino Ogweno
Publisher 
: Xulon Press
Publish 
 
Date 
: 2005
ISBN 
: 1-597810-77-0
Genre 
: Worship
Book Size 
: 234 pages
Reviewer 
: Linda Germain
 Available Through: 
i) Xulon Press (http://bit.ly/uMbsUK )ii) Amazon.com (http://bit.ly/HEjq2C )iii) E-book at Smashwords(http://bit.ly/NyLVlD )
“Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.”  —Psalm 150:6 
Some books are akin to fast food: predictable, consumed in one sitting, and very littlereal meat.
 A Life of an Enthusiastic Worship
is not one of those books. The author reveals what he calls the
eleven steps 
to a fulfilling worship experience. In thepreface, he encourages us to realize our most important mission is not merely to readfor the sake of reading, but to
do
something with the information. Worshipping God is:1. Giving Him time so that we can meditate on His precepts;2. Telling Him we worship Him and calling His attention to His promises;3. Giving Him the glory and ascribing greatness to Him;
 
4. Living a life of integrity and dedicating it to Him;5. Acknowledging the mighty works of His hands;6. Being single-mindedly devoted to His goodness;7. Exalting Him above all names;8. To make our hearts an altar—not allowing anything else to compete;9. To tell Him that He is perfect and righteous in all that He does;10. Taking the responsibility to appreciate the things He has put in our custody and totreat His name with reverence at all times; and11. To identify with Him and glorify Him by our behavior in obeying His will.In Chapter 1, we learn how the ‘secret’ to true worship of our God is to begin at theonly possible starting point—which is offering ourselves to Him wholly and withoutreservation. That makes us a
living sacrifice 
.“In the New Testament where we are called upon to offer
ourselves 
as the sacrifices— 
living 
sacrifices—we are not just to offer ourselves in any way. We must be ‘washed’ by the Blood of the Lamb of God and have our sins forgiven…” A serious hindrance to true worship is what the author calls our indifference to God’spurpose of creation. Equally significant, he says, is the precedence of our personalpriorities and interests which take over the clear will of God. The sponge-water relationship is a good way to picture the ideal response that wouldglorify our Maker. Picture God as water and His people as sponges. If we arethoroughly soaked, His presence would be manifest in what we do, and whether we aresqueezed under pressure or if we swing with pleasure, we would produce love, joy,peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control—all thefruits of the Spirit. We were created to have a fellowship with God. After we obey in surrendering completely to Him, we can express our worship in countless ways by our speech andmusic and behavior.“Just as we can’t wait to breathe, so we shouldn’t wait to breathe out praises untoGod.” The preface to
 A Life of an Enthusiastic Worship
may seem a tad ponderous to some inexplaining the conception of how the author was led to share these wonderful lessons.However, once you arrive at the first chapter and read,
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TOWORSHIP GOD 
you are in for a precious time of study and enlightenment. At the end of each section, under the title,
REFLECTIONS 
, there are thought provoking questions to help us invest in some serious self-examination. This would make anexcellent group study, as it certainly lends itself to sharing. At the same time, I wouldencourage a daily dose of personal reading in order to absorb and implement new 

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