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Worship Wars
Robert Bakss . ISBN 9780994429919 . Price

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Many grapple today with what the ‘proper’ style of music for church should be and sadly it becomes a worship war. Like the movie Star Wars, the battles rage from episode to episode, with Bible verses being used as the proverbial light sabres to attack and defend each other.

This book answers the questions amongst Christians and churches today in regard to ‘worship music’ and appropriate styles and genres. It is a biblical guide to worship music spanning early church history to the present day; providing clear, concise guidelines, Biblical principles and practical suggestions to support the implementation of a balanced blend of traditional and contemporary worship music in churches.


“Finally! An experienced Christian leader within the Independent Baptist movement has stepped forward to lovingly express the counterargument to the often heard traditionalist point of view. Robert Bakss addresses the concepts of Christian worship with humility and humour, being firmly planted in Biblical theology. I thank him for boldly taking a Biblical stand knowing the ridicule and unnecessary separation it will bring.”
Pastor Josh Teis, Lead Pastor
Southern Hills Baptist Church, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

“How does an Independent Baptist pastor of 30 years who was stuck in traditions of the church, defend the use of modern, contemporary worship music? To find out, read this book. ‘Worship Wars’ is a thought-provoking book that will challenge the reader to ask the question, ‘What does the Bible say about worship music in the church?’ I found Pastor Bakss’ arguments to be excellent. This book is a great read and is bound to challenge one's thinking about worship music from a biblical viewpoint.”
Pastor Eric Capaci, Senior Pastor
Gospel Light Baptist Church, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

“The complex issue of worship music and styles is one that cannot, and must not, be dismissed or ignored. Robert Bakss has addressed this controversial subject with characteristic thoroughness and objectiveness. You might argue with his conclusions, but you cannot accuse him of being harsh in spirit, slothful in research, or sloppy in exegesis. This book cannot be ignored!”
Mark Tossell, Pastor and Author, Sydney, Australia.

About the author:

After completing a law degree and pursuing a career in law, God challenged Robert Bakss to go to Bible College and prepare for the ministry. After working in the legal profession and local government industry for fifteen years, Pastor Bakss entered into full-time ministry in 1997. Dr Bakss often states God called him from "man’s law to God’s law". He is currently the senior pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

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