Friday, October 1, 2010

Reading List - October 2010

A Song to Sing, A Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice (The Practices of Faith Series)

Music and Theology (Horizons in Theology)

Music and Vital Congregations: A Practical Guide for Clergy1) Don Sailers' book on music and spirituality. Written with his daughter Emily Saliers, from the Indigo girls.  Don and Emily discuss family memories of how music shaped their spirituality.  Highly recommended reading!

2) Don Saliers' discussion of how music and theology impact each other.  Not a long book, but good concepts to have in mind when considering music for worship.

3) I don't agree with everything in this book. He acts like he appreciates all forms of music worship, but there is a definite slant toward classical music and traditional worship music.  What it does do well is a bring up the issue of pastoral musicianship; how church musicians should be trained and how clergy can help.

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