At Worship's Core is a carefully examined investigation of the attitudes and behaviors that welcome the presence of the Lord. Leading worship appears easy, but its effectiveness is wrapped in nuance and complexity over time. Many believe worship is exclusively a musical proposition. And while there is a propensity for worship in church to involve singing, author Dr. Tom McDonald proposes that worship is not about the voice but the heart.
"This significant work by worship leader, professor, and author Dr. Tom McDonald immediately captured my attention! The title itself, At Worship's Core, stirred my heart, and I was drawn into the riches of its contents"
- Glenn C. Burris Jr., president, The Foursquare Church
"Dr. Tom McDonald has succeeded in his attempt to reveal what is and how a worship leader should be. His passion to raise a new generation of worship leaders can be seen in this book."
- Daniel Kizhakkevila, chief pastor of Full Gospel Churches in India and president of Voice of Gospel Ministries International
"On the first day of Hebrew school in medieval Europe, children would sometimes undergo the ritual of kissing honey from the Torah. Sometimes, the honey would be kissed off a slate with the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. That's twenty-two kisses. Tom McDonald has written not a five-star book, but a twenty-two-kiss book. The sweet spirit of worship fills every page and chapter. The word we translate as "worship" literally means "to kiss toward," and this book is a textbook on how worship can be a holy kiss back toward the God who kissed us into life and keeps us alive, kiss by kiss."
- Leonard Sweet, author of The Bad Habits of Jesus, professor, and founder of www.preachthestory.com