Bode’s new book offers fresh, bold and uncommon frankness in reexamining our approach to Worship. It presents no-nonsense truths only for those unafraid to confront the status quo on biblical worship. It has a chapter especially on how musical entertainment, described by Leonard Ravenhill as “The joy of the devil”, has played the role of the “Trojan Horse” to wreak havoc in the Worship service.
This book also explains current leadership trends in the United States and how new tolerance on spiritual matters gradually prepared the ground for what is now inevitably mirrored as unforeseen and shocking decay on the social scene. The way back is not just to plead the undisputable truths that “Abortion is Murder” or “ ...no sodomites of the sons of Israel” as these are “forever settled” issues – not requiring our special advocacy, but moreso to cleanse His House and return back to God in all spheres. We can then enjoy partnering with God as we watch Him win His battles.
It is written in 5 parts.
Parts I to 4 are teachings to reestablish the Biblical meaning of worship and cover topics such as Who and what are we to worship? What is Worship? Who are to Worship in His Presence? Why Worship? Important Themes and expressions of Heavenly Worship;Breakthrough in Worship.
Part 5 describes modern trends in entertainment/ music forms and styles introduced into worship and how they complement the current subtle deviations from divine patterns and God given doctrines.
The book concludes on a call back to God and includes a Personal and Group Study Guide for individuals, churches, worship leaders and Group Learning.
Bode is also author of “Wealth out of Ashes” - a Biblical commentary and response to the current Global Economic Crises for those seeking a different angle.