Worship, the Golden Thread, a new 515-page paperback book on worship by Grace Brethren missionary Bruce Triplehorn, has just been released by BMH Books of Winona Lake, Ind.
Subtitled “Weaving Worship Through the Fabric of Life,” the book is a masterful exposition of scriptural teaching on worship along with examples from real-life, including Triplehorn’s work in Brazil and his use of marriage as a metaphor.
In the preface, Triplehorn says, “The Scriptures are a history of God’s relationship with man through worship. Worship is the underlying theme of every page and the glue that ties its long history together.” It is the key, he says, that unlocks both the meaning of the Bible and also the foundation of God’s redemptive plan.
Stressing that the great men of the Bible were called into ministry in the context of worship, he declares that somewhere along the way, the church has lost the golden thread and has drifted into a tendency to divide the Christian life into the sacred and the secular. He invites believers to engage fully in what he terms “a life-attitude of worship” in which “the Lord’s people are called to be full-time priests, full time in the ministry, having been set free from the restraints of religion to worship God in spirit and truth.”
For use as a small group or study text, the book contains “Where to Start” suggestions and questions after each chapter. After discussing misconceptions about worship, Triplehorn reveals in successive chapters worship in truth, worship as a choice, and the transforming power of worship. The second part of the book focuses on the place of worship in the areas of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership in the church.
Worship has been Triplehorn’s passion for more than 20 years. He, his wife, Lisa, and their children have been serving with Grace Brethren International Missions in a ministry of leadership training and mentoring in Brazil for several decades. He was called to missions after a career in entomology, having earned a Ph.D. degree in that science. He previously taught at Liberty University in Virginia.
The book, which retails for $21.99, is available through Christian bookstores, through online sellers such as Amazon and CBD, or from BMH at www.bmhbooks.com or by calling 1-800-348-2756. The ISBN number is 978-0-88469-3093.