Book Review: The Lost Glory
"We need to come to an understanding of the fact that, as artists, we are involved in worship that is to cover the throne of God... As Levites – priestly worshippers – we are like connections to God's presence; a connection from God to the people, and from people to God."
Dave Markee writes following a number of prophecies throughout the world-wide church at the end of the twentieth century, concerning the role of artists (musicians, painters, sculptures, designers dancers, writers, actors etc.) in a coming "new wave" of God. From his own experience as a proffessional musician, worship leader and pastor, he makes a readable study into the ways that the arts have been steered away from God's original plan and looking towards restoration and wholeness. He lays down a theological foundation for artists, helping them to understand who they are and dealing with the differences in how they have been created. The material in the book definitely poses a challenge to our thinking but not without empathy – the end result being a work that is entirely encouraging and affirming. Markee places his emphasis on worship leading with particular reference to musicians but states that he hopes that his writing may be relevant to all of those working in the arts, which I found was true for myself.
For a broader view of the subject you may like to read this book in conjunction with "Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves" by Calvin Seerveld, "Imagne" by Steve Turner and "Enter The Worship Circle" by Ben Pasley
Posted by: Matthew Kay on Wednesday Feb 22nd, 2006
- Jonny Nott writes:
I've also read this, and can heartily recommend it...
...left on Friday Feb 24th, 2006
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