Friday, August 14, 2009
Make Love, Make War: Now is the Time to Worship -- plus giveaway
read to the end for information on the free giveaway!
Title: MAKE LOVE, MAKE WAR
Author: Brian Doerksen
Publisher: David C. Cook
Genre: Inspirational/Christian Life
In MAKE LOVE, MAKE WAR, songwriter Brian Doerksen shares the stories behind the songs that he wrote, stories of how the songs came to be. The lyrics of a praise and worship song written by Doerksen is included at the beginning of each chapter, some of which are quite popular, such as Come, Now Is the Time to Worship, Refiner’s Fire, and others.
Brian Doerksen says in the book that he feels God is calling us to Love – not only Him, but also other people, but at the same time He is calling us to battle against the forces of evil.
My oldest son is very interested in going into music as a career, so when the offer to review this book crossed my desk, I jumped at it. I figured that this book would be something he would be interested in reading since Brian Doerksen also gives special tips to aspiring songwriters inside the pages of this book, .in addition to revealing specific insights that Mr. Doerksen experienced, into the nature of God.
I enjoyed reading through the pages of this book, and am looking forward to giving it to my son for his birthday. I think this is a book that he will get a lot of enjoyment out of it. I think this book will be a great book for other musicians, music ministers, and others who like to know the stories behind the songs. $14.99. 224 pages.
Living a Life of Radical Worship
Award-winning songwriter Brian Doerksen shares insights behind some of the most beloved songs of our time as he provokes readers to love and war
What is true worship? It can elevate us into the presence of God, renew and refresh our spirits, and offer the deepest expression of love for our Savior. Yet worship can also be a call to arms, a battle cry, a salvo in an ancient spiritual war that continues today. In his first book, Make Love, Make War: Now Is the Time to Worship (David C Cook, August 2009), award-winning songwriter Brian Doerksen challenges Christians to make their lives an offering of radical worship.
An acclaimed songwriter, recording artist, author, conference speaker, and pastor, Doerksen believes God is calling us to love and to battle—to spread peace and wage spiritual warfare. “Each is essential to our daily spiritual walk,” writes Doerksen. “We do this through how we live, how we serve Him, and how we protect and fight for what matters most. One of the ways I make love and war is through music.”
In Make Love, Make War, Doerksen shares the stories and inspirations behind some of today’s most influential songs of worship, including “Come, Now Is the Time to Worship,” “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing),” and “Refiner’s Fire.” While offering special tips for aspiring songwriters, Doerksen also reveals rich truths and insights about the nature of God, His calling for us, and how we can wage spiritual war and share His love through a life of radical worship.
“I believe that we know love and war are at the heart of everything inside us, and everything going on all around us,” says Doerksen. “We sense that there is nothing that Satan hates more than the worship of Yahweh by those who are faithful to the Lamb. He spends more than a little energy convincing us that there really is no war going on, and that the sum total of our lives’ calling is to be nice. But God is provoking us to rise up and fight. The war He calls us to make is always for the sake of love!”
Beginning August through September, the “Hear It First, Read It First” contest and promotion for Make Love, Make War will be sponsored by David C Cook, Integrity Music, HearItFirst.com, and Gibson/Epiphone Guitars. By visiting HearItFirst.com, fans and readers will be able to enter to win prizes, as well as download free music video performances of Brian Doerksen (i.e., “It’s Time” and “Holy God”) and free sample chapters from Make Love, Make War.
Brian Doerksen has always had a passion for expressing worship through music. He is an award-winning songwriter of some of today’s most popular songs of worship. He is currently developing a musical of hope based on Luke 15 called “Return.” Brian, his wife, Joyce, and their six children reside in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada.
Make Love, Make War: Now Is the Time to Worship by Brian Doerksen
David C Cook/August 2009/ISBN 978-1-434766-82-3/224 pages/softcover/$14.99
Visit HearItFirst.com to enter the “Hear It First, Read It First” contest and promotion for Glenn Packiam’s book Secondhand Jesus and Brian Doerksen’s book, Make Love, Make War, sponsored by David C Cook, Integrity Music, HearItFirst.com, and Gibson/Epiphone Guitars. By visiting HearItFirst.com, fans and readers will be able to enter to win prizes, as well as download free music video performances of Glenn Packiam (i.e., “Burning in Me”) and Brian Doerksen (i.e., “It’s Time” and “Holy God”) and free sample chapters from their new books.
Prizes include a set of worship CDs from Integrity, an Epiphone guitar signed by Glenn Packiam or Brian Doerksen, and an Epiphone amplifier! Want to find out more about these worship leaders and authors? Download a sample chapter and videos at hearitfirst.com/GlennPackiam and hearitfirst.com/BrianDoerksen!