I think the most obvious one is that worship and praise seem to be emotion or expression based--what I say about God, what I feel about Him in my heart. No doubt this is an element of worship, but I feel that there is a lot to say about worship in terms of right thinking about God and expressing our esteem for God through acts of service etc. Here are some good lines from the book: --"Even if you are a part of a worship team, your most glorious moments of worship should be off the platform when you are alone with God" (29).
Extravagant Worship by Darlene Zschech was written to inspire people to become extravagant worshipers. Through sharing her experiences within her journey of becoming an extravagant worshiper, Darlene paints a clear picture of what it truly means to worship God. She expresses the importance of worship not only through music, but through our every day lives. Darlene dives into what it truly means to worship, reaching depths that open the eyes of the reader, revealing to them a new, fuller understanding. Extravagant Worship is written in a way that draws that reader into the words that are being taught. Darlene writes every word from the bottom of her heart, genuinely wanting the absolute best for each person who reads her book. Darlene Zschechs book Extravagant Worship is an inspiration and an important lesson to learn, especially for me. Extravagant Worship by Darlene Zschech is an inspiration to those who desire to love God wholeheartedly and worship him extravagantly. The last sentence of Extravagant Worship reads, I love you, and she signs her name at the bottom of the page as though every word in Extravagant Worship was a letter to the reader personally.
Darlene Zschech begins her book Extravagant Worship with the woman who anointed Jesus feet with costly perfume. Darlene describes this womans worship as: excessive, abundant, expensive, superfluous, lavish, costly, precious, rich, priceless, and valuable.
A central part of my life includes the need to connect with G-d, and to read and explore my faith and my connection with G-d. If you are looking for a book that allows you to pray and read at the same time, pick this book up.
It's not an exclusive read for the worship leaders.
Some of her ideas seem good and scriptural.
Darlene, alongside her husband Mark, are Senior Pastors of Hope Unlimited Church on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia. In addition to Shout to the Lord, Darlene has written many songs that have been published worldwide, which apart from Hillsong Music worship projects also include solo projects : Kiss of Heaven, Extravagant Worship, Change Your World, Simply Darlene, You Are Love and Revealing Jesus a live worship album recorded with Grammy award winning Israel Houghton. Darlene is also passionate about raising and training other worship pastor, leaders, teams and writers and has written four books Extravagant Worship, The Kiss of Heaven, The Art of Mentoring and the new Revealing Jesus devotional.