Modern Christians have shown their inability to agree on where to look for God's design of worship. Neither pop culture nor the status quo can provide us with satisfactory answers. We need a biblical reason for doing what we do when we worship God.
In A Taste of Heaven, Dr. R. C. Sproul searches the Scriptures, finding timeless principles from the worship practices of the Old Testament to guide worship today. God intends worship to be an unforgettable encounter between Himself and His people - a joyous experience engaging the worshiper's entire being.
Published September 2006
About the Author
Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education ministry located near Orlando, Florida. His teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and in 40 countries worldwide. He is the executive editor of Tabletalk magazine, general editor of The Reformation Study Bible, and the author of more than seventy books and scores of articles for national evangelical publications. Dr. Sproul also serves as president of Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies, and Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. He currently serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew's in Sanford, FL.
Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing
Publication Date: September 2006
ISBN 10: 1567690769
ISBN 13: 9781567690767
“A Taste of Heaven is vintage Sproul: lucid, biblical, compelling. Just as he has done for Reformed theology more broadly, Sproul sets his sights on the topic of worship and recovers important aspects of biblical and Reformation teaching for the church today.”
- Matthew Harmon, Westminster Bookstore, August 2006
In A Taste of Heaven, R. C. Sproul's signature work, The Holiness of God, has found its true companion. To grasp God's weightiness is also to recognize the sanctity of worship. If Christians will read and digest A Taste of Heaven, we will have taken an important step toward the reformation of today's church. Anyone who wishes to draw near to God acceptably, with reverence and awe, will be inspired and helped by this engaging and important book.”
- Richard D. Phillips, Senior Minister of Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC
“R. C. Sproul has done it again. He has tackled the touchy subject of worship in a provocative and creative way that will shake up the complacent and force the thoughtful to think again. Holiness and reverence have all too often departed from our churches without anyone noticing, and this wake-up call could not be more timely. Read this book, get annoyed at it, and then take its lessons to heart — it will change your life.”
Dr. Gerald Bray, Research Professor, Beeson Divinity School
“Two Sproul trademarks run all the way through this helpful new book on worship. First, his language is so absolutely clear, even though he's treating weighty subject matter. Second, his tone is so amiable, even though he's treating controversial issues. The church at large will be helped not just by his content — which is critically important these days — but by his style as well.”
Joel Belz, Founder, World magazine