The Worship KenBook: Merging Music and Ministry

Review of The Worship Kenbook

The Worship Kenbook: Merging Music and Ministry

5 out of 5 crosses

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The Worship Kenbook leads to the re-centering of a seeker’s faith to basic principles and values, which we can remember in our minds and instill in our hearts, and furthermore find a path toward the utilization of God-given skills.

Being a true “dummy” to the concept of worship ministry, this book was a perfect fit for me to read. In fact, I am such a novice to the idea, the picture of the guitar on the cover did not even clue me in to the fact that The Worship Kenbook gives powerful insight into the world of ministry through music. Part of this is probably related to the fact that I have been attending an Orthodox Christian service for so many years: being so connected to His Tradition through my church’s traditions I sometimes lose sight of other means to connect to Him and lead others to the Light of love. Thank you, Gangai Victor, for helping to humble me.

The book, a relatively quick and easy read for the one-hundred-and-twenty-some-odd pages that Kindle claims it to be, starts off with a prayer. I really Prayerliked this, as throughout the book I was able be more attentive to the concept of prayer that Mr. Victor so often made mention of, stressing its central importance in our life in the Church, God and all we do in the world. From there, it goes right into the DNA of the Church and briefs on various concepts, such as knowing about worship vs. actually worshiping. What a great way to bring one back to the basic foundations and purpose of each here on earth! Additionally, the author frequently backs his message up with quotes. Remaining objective with this is hard, of course. Many of you may be familiar with the unlimited interpretations of verses out there. And some of you may not agree with this… but I myself can’t deny that Scripture is one tool given to us that cannot be overlooked, just as I would look toward stories of saints and the like. Gangai Victor is able to stay objective without pushing any particular denominational theme. I was quite comfortable with what I was reading. My point here is that I would challenge any one of you reading this review to read this book and tell me you were not able to connect in some way! Especially with him using his own life story to connect to the general audience.Another important concept he outlines is one’s heart being in the worship, verses “fake” worship. One being able to distinguish the one from the other is what leads a “Christian” to cross the invisible line of giving one’s self to the Lord and living according to Him. Once again, through sharing his own experience, the reader is given clear examples along with both Scripture and practicality to hopefully unlock their heart during their next worship session with God; whether it be prayer, service or doing a deed that is good in His eyes, the potential to grow is now given to the reader. I have spoken in other posts of how we tend to ignore obvious signs and feel we never hear His voice. But God speaks through all of us, to help each other move toward His likeness utilizing the image of God.

As I continued reading, I was surprised and this is when I realized what it was I was actually reading about. Using the previous chapters, Gangai Victor is really building a strong foundation for who this book is really written for (his dedication clearly states this). For those worship ministers, you now have clear principles to help guide you. Knowledge and love in Christ I would certainly say will bring one’s talents to fruition. And, although I feel that even the most humble fools for Christ can also lead an inspire others in ways aside from displaying earthly, blessings and gifts, the end result in what the author is giving the audience is very unique and is sure to bring another minister to realize their full potential through his careful, thoughtful and intellectual ways of presenting a clear program to follow.

Toward the end of The Worship Kenbook, I was particularly impressed with the reinforcement of humbleness and abstinence from pride while leading others. Mr. Victor’s wisdom in both experience and heart bring a smile to my face as now we have an additional insight into using tools to “live in the world, not of the world” and share our common path in Christ with one another. 5/5 crosses given for this eBook indeed.

Love in Christ,
Peter Silas

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“If Jesus is not the focus, the worship is bogus.”

“Our challenge, pursuit, and high-calling is to amplify God’s praise in a manner that people can’t help but join with us.”

“Worship must occupy us fulltime for a lifetime because our final destination is Heaven—it’s no place for part-time lovers!”

Whether you’re a rookie or a veteran in worship ministry, this book will give you refreshing perspectives on personal and corporate worship, in theory and in practice. This is a guide that you can read and re-read, apply and re-apply in your life and ministry. This book will help you to

…cultivate an authentic life of worship

…create inspired set-lists that consistently come to life in worship

…make the most out of your rehearsals

…go beyond using only songs to worship

…deliver fluid worship sessions prayerfully and artfully

…engage with your congregation and facilitate people to connect with the Lord

…mentor others

…nurture excellent relationships within your team

…lead God-pleasing, Trinitarian worship

…and more!

If you love God and desire to worship Him in spirit and in truth, you will enjoy this book. The Worship Kenbook is a resource for Christians of almost any denomination and background.

Get it now, you won’t be disappointed!

The author, Gangai Victor loves to talk and write about what he is insanely passionate about – worshipping God. He is the creator and lead editor of Votive Praise, which is one of India’s foremost online resources for worship ministry. Over the years, his blog has been awarded a Worship Leader magazine’s ‘Best of the Best’ editor’s pick apart from featuring in Worship Ministry Catalyst’s list of Top-20 worship blogs and Church Mag’s list of Top-30 Church Tech blogs.

Apart from leading worship, Gangai is also a songwriter and worship ministry trainer. He lives happily in Chennai, India with his family.

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