Episode 14: Interview with Michael Neale & Dr. Vernon Whaley, New Book, Discipleship of Worship Teams (podcast)

In this episode of the Next Level Worship Podcast Dwayne Moore interviews Michael Neale and Dr. Vernon Whaley about their newly released book, The Way of Worship (Zondervan, 2020). Michael is a best-selling author, Dove Award-winning song-writer, and worship pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church in TX. Dr. Vernon Whaley is a prolific author and respected

Episode 13: To Sing or Not to Sing in Church? Reopening, Theology of Singing in Worship (podcast)

In this week's episode of Heart of Worship Podcast, Dwayne interviews Dr. Zeb Ballentine. Zeb is an author, college professor, worship pastor, and lead coach at vitalworshipgroup.com. He and Dwayne talk about churches preparing to reopen soon and beginning to meet together again. They discuss why it's important for

Called To Worship Book Endorsement

Thomas Nelson Publishing just sent us a complementary copy of Dr. Vernon Whaley's new book, Called To Worship, to say thanks. Dr. Whaley had given Dwayne a copy of the manuscript back in September and asked him to review it and consider endorsing it. Below is the endorsement Dwayne wrote. To order Called To Worship hot off the press,

Worship Is a Bowl of Noodles Book Endorsement

Dennis Prince recently mailed us a copy of his new book, Worship is a Bowl of Noodles (2008, RCM Publications, Australia). I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this fascinating book, and I count it a privilege to endorse it enthusiastically. Worship Is a Bowl of Noodles is a much needed resource for every person who plans worship sets

Worship Is the Fuel of Missions

I am reading a thought-provoking book by Gary Wright, who is a member of my church's praise team. It's called Worship Awakening. At the end of chapter 2, he pulls an insightful quote from John Piper about worship and missions. I have not found a better statement on missions and worship than this one by John Piper: "Missions

Worship Leader Magazine Reviews Pure Praise!

Please take a moment and read the great review Worship Leader Magazine did of Pure Praise! This is in the May, 2009 edition (p. 78). Woohoo! Here's a quote from the closing paragraph: "Finally, a book worth passing out to your leaders, and one they will want to share with their teams." CLICK HERE TO READ

Communion Shows Us What Worship Really Means

OK, I admit I am mentally challenged and stretched every time I listen to or read anything by Ravi Zacharias. I am half-way through his book, Jesus Among Other Gods, and yet again, I find myself reading and re-reading certain paragraphs and sections in order to try to grasp the full meaning of his words.

Review of Teaching Kids Authentic Worship

I just finished reading an amazing book by Kathleen Chapman, titled Teaching Kids Authentic Worship. I have two young boys, who are 9 and 13. They are at a crucial time when they are deciding how important God is and will be in their lives. My wife and I feel the huge weight of responsibility to teach

Books We Recommend Page Added!

We are excited to announce a much-needed new resource on our website! On our Books We Recommend page you will find lots of great books that our team has personally read and enjoyed. While many are on worship, there are several other topics covered as well. We will be adding to this page as we discover more

Spurgeon on the Practice of Praise

I am reading C. H. Spurgeon’s book, The Practice of Praise (Whitaker House, 1995). This is a power-packed little read! Here are some amazing (and convicting!) quotes that I highlighted from the first half of the book. (Second half coming soon!) ~ Dwayne “They shall abundantly utter the memory of God’s great goodness.” (Psalm 147:5) The word,

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