Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead
About the Book:
What does it mean to praise God?
In the ancient world, something extraordinary happened when God’s people gathered to worship Him. It was more than just singing; it was a declaration, a proclamation, a time to fully embody praise to God for who He is and what he has done. In fact, in the Psalms, seven Hebrew words are translated into the English word praise, each of which represents a different aspect of what it means to truly praise God.
In Holy Roar, Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead share a fresh perspective from the worship practices of the ancient world. Grow in your understanding of praise as Darren offers unique insights. Be inspired as Chris shares how those insights take shape in the stories behind some of your favorite worship songs, including “How Great Is Our God,” “We Fall Down,” and “Good Good Father.” Whether for your own personal use or for use in your church small group, Holy Roar provides insight and encouragement to deepen your practice of praise.
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About the Authors:
Chris Tomlin: With 12 albums, 16 #1 radio singles, a Grammy Award, 21 Dove Awards, and two platinum and five gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in music. His songs include “How Great Is Our God,” “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone),” “Our God,” and most recently, “Good Good Father,” to name a few. It is estimated that each week 20–30 million people sing one of Tomlin’s songs in worship. He also co-wrote the bestselling children’s book, Good Good Father. More than anything, Chris loves being a husband to Lauren and a daddy to Ashlyn and Madison.
Darren Whitehead:Originally from Australia, Darren Whitehead founded Church of the City in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2013. Each weekend more than 6,000 people worship at one of the five locations across the metro area. Darren holds both master’s and doctorate degrees in ministry, with his dissertation research focusing on millennial engagement in the Western Church. He lives with his wife, Brandy, and their three daughters, Sydney, Scarlett, and Violet, in Nashville, Tennessee.
I am a huge Chris Tomlin fan! When I seen he had a book coming out about worship I knew I needed to get this book. Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change the Way You Worship is a great book, Chris and Darren take seven Hebrew words that mean some form of worship and goes into details about each word, the meaning, how to pronounce the words, and how they were used in the Bible. These seven words are found in the Psalms!
When I first started reading the book, I knew I had heard these words before and it took me back about 18-20 years when we were huge Carmen fans. Carmen had a song title Seven Ways to Praise and in this song he gives us each word and how its used to praise God. I was excited that I shared it with my husband and he immediately went to YouTube and searched for the video. This was great because it really helped me to understand what I was reading.
I’m not going to share these seven words because I want you to get the book and see for yourself what these seven words are! Believe me when I tell you, you will not be disappointed with this book! A lot of time, a lot of reading and studying went into this book!
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book. A favorable review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.