As more people come to define and live into their relationship with God, they turn to the Bible as their major source of inspiration and knowledge. In the search they travel with other members of a praying, worshiping community of believers. Moving forward, the individual and the community move to the core of the Christian experience — life in the Spirit.
The author, professor of Theology and Worship at Candler School of Theology, says that too often we have lost our identity as worshiping people and have hidden ourselves from God’s self-giving in the sacraments.
Saliers speaks to all who “gather around the font, the book and the table” to recover their center. “Without living remembrance of the whole biblical story there would be no authentic worship, nor could there be any such thing as becoming a living reminder of Jesus Christ for others.”
While this book serves as a textbook for seminaries and the Academy for Spiritual Formation, it is written in a style which invites readers from every walk of the church’s life to drink deeply of the fresh insights it offers.
“Nothing else in the whole of the literature available has broken open the dynamic matrix of worship, sacrament and spirituality with such depth of insight.”
— DWIGHT W. VOGEL Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary