Church Music: For the Care of Souls (Hardcover)
The Lord's song sings faith into people's hearts. Music is central to the life of the church. In Church Music: For the Care of Souls, Phillip Magness helps the church to recover the primary instrument in worship: congregational voices. With voices raised, we sing praises to our God and King for his Son Jesus Christ. Singing calls for a special kind of leadership--not only on the part of musicians, but also among pastors and lay leaders. Together, leaders can help congregations find their voice and reclaim the power of music for the care of souls.
Phillip Magness is a church musician and missionary of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. He set Luther's Small Catechism to music for the Growing in Christ curriculum (Concordia Publishing House). In addition to serving as a parish musician, he works in international missions as a sacred music educator in Africa. Harold L. Senkbeil is executive director emeritus of DOXOLOGY: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel. His pastoral experience of nearly five decades includes parish ministry, the seminary classroom, and parachurch leadership. He is the author of numerous books, including the award--winning The Care of Souls, Christ and Calamity, and Dying to Live.