Anyone with worship-leading experience will tell you that if one doesn't provide a good start to the service, it can be very difficult to regain the attention of the congregation or restore the proper spirit of worship.
"Take A Break" contains Calls to Worship that will transport worshipers from their chaotic lives and wandering minds into meaningfully focused meditation and praise.
"Take a break ... everybody needs one
... from the stifling pressures
... for stepping aside...
... for the opportunity to meet person to person with the one who we know full well never takes a break still is always ready to meet us on ours with everything we need for going back to the job of life...
... refreshed... renewed... inspired.
It's 'break time' now
Let's take it together "
"Ernst Nussman's original liturgical material... comes out of the life and reflection of a pastor for years on the front lines of people's lives. They focus immediately on that critical connection between God's word in the Bible and the human condition."
Adjunct Professor in Religion & Psychiatry
Union Theological Seminary, New York
Ernst Nussmann until his death in 1987 was pastor of United Church of Christ in Paradise Hills, California. He held degrees from Elmhurst College and Eden Theological Seminary. His previous book of children's worship stories, "Small Packages," sold out of two printings.