New Release: For the Glory of God

Cover ArtCurrent discussions about worship are often driven by pragmatics and personal preferences rather than by the teaching of Scripture. True worship, however, is a response to God’s gracious revelation; in order to be acceptable to God, worship must be experienced on God’s terms.

In For the Glory of God, respected Old Testament scholar Daniel Block examines worship in the Bible, offering a comprehensive biblical foundation and illuminating Old Testament worship practices and principles. He develops a theology of worship that is consistent with the teachings of Scripture and is applicable for the church today.


“Daniel Block is one of the most knowledgeable, thoughtful, and prolific teachers of the Old Testament writing today. In this important book, he turns his attention to the crucial question of worship….The result is an insightful study of worship that has practical implications for all.” – Tremper Longman III, Westmont College

For the Glory of God returns consideration of Christian worship to its theological source: the Scriptures….We would do well to heed his advice to start at the source and to let Scripture guide us in worshiping God both within and without the walls of our church buildings. To read this book is itself an act of worship.” – Clay Schmit, Lenoir-Rhyne University

“Daniel Block brings his theological and biblical expertise to bear on Christian worship….Sometimes provocative but always informative, this work should form the starting point for the study and especially the practice of that most important of purposes for which God created us.” – Richard S. Hess, Denver Seminary


Daniel I. Block (DPhil, University of Liverpool) is Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of several books and numerous essays and has written commentaries on Deuteronomy, Judges-Ruth, and Ezekiel. He has also been involved in the production of the New Living Translation of the Bible, and he lectures and preaches around the world.

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