Ed Christian Joyful Noise

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Joyful Noise

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Too many Christians assume that the music they like is the music God likes. By forbidding the music they don't like, they alienate the young. Ed Christian argues that music should be judged not by personal tastes, but by its spiritual fruits. God approves of music that leads people closer to Him, whether we like it or not. When it comes to music for the worship service, however, unity is important. Appropriate church music doesn't alienate or offend, but brings people together and lifts them up to God.

The author examines the arguments of those who reject contemporary Christian music in favor of traditional classics and shows how God can use the new music to bless churches and change lives.

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Kids, if you are sick and tired of people running down the CCM you love, you need this book, because it will help you combat their silly arguments. Great gift idea for parents, teachers, pastors!

Parents, if you are worried about that music your kids are listening to and what it is doing to them, this book will guide you and offer sensible advice that works. Great gift idea for kids!

Pastors and Parishioners, if you are wondering about using CCM in your church and weighing the pros and cons, this book will cut through the nonsense and help you think clearly.

About the Author:

Ed Christian teaches English and Biblical Literature at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Author of dozens of popular and scholarly articles on biblical literature, he presents seminars around the world on making a "Joyful Noise" in public and private worship and on choosing your music wisely. A guitarist and song writer, he builds his own guitars and volunteers every summer at Creation Fest-East.

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