The Teaching Hymnal: Ecumenical and Evangelical is a teaching resource that provides a new generation of worshipers the opportunity to draw upon the rich history of the use of hymns and hymnody in the church. It contains a body of hymns and worship songs, worship services and templates, material that explains the sources of hymns and songs, hymnal usage, the sources of historic prayers and worship texts, and it provides essays on worship planning and leading. It also contains a thorough glossary of worship terms. This is a complete guide to hymn usage and worship planning designed especially for use in seminaries and Christian colleges. Clayton J. Schmit, is pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Stevens Point, WI. He was formerly Provost of Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University. He is author of several books on worship and preaching, including Sent and Gathered: A Worship Manual for the Missional Church and co-author (with Lauralee Farrer) of Praying the Hours in Ordinary Life (Cascade Books).