Notice board: booklets

10 March 2017

EMMA SYKES, leadership specialist at the CPAS and an associ­ate mis­sioner in a parish, argues in a book­let, Vulnerability in Leader­ship (L24, Grove Books, £3.95 (£3.55); 978-1-85174-971-3), for leaders to let their feelings show, but gives cautionary advice about how and when.

In his Encounter­ing Vineyard Worship (W228, Grove Books, £3.95 (£3.55); 978-1-85174-981-2), John Leach, a Charismatic priest, looks at Vineyard churches’ impact on C of E churches in the New Wine and “HTB” networks. Over two dec­ades, he says, these have unreflect­ively bought into a philo­sophy that squeezes out what An­glicans call “lit­urgy”, missing out on its benefits. Singing songs, with the accent on constant novelty, he says, has be­­come a master, not a servant, and he urges rediscovery of liturgical texts, silence, and service-planning.

Mark Earey’s Evaluating Wor­ship: How do we know it is any good? (W227, Grove, £3.95 (£3.55); 978-1-85174-972-0) looks at such models of worship as intimate en­­counter, edification, duty and ser­vice, and ongoing offering; criteria; and local or larger-scale evaluation.

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