“Contemporary worship” is a part of almost all North American Protestant churches. But what’s the origin of this term and how did its meaning evolve? Lovin’ on Jesus is the first scholarly book on the subject, tracing the rise of contemporary worship from the second half of the twentieth century and revealing multiple points of origin in a fascinating and complex lineage. Written for pastors, worship leaders, and laypeople alike, this book not only covers the musical aspect of contemporary worship, but also other features of the phenomenon’s history. Based on original source material including personal interviews.