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The Lost Art of Pure Worship. James w Goll

This is a 162 page compilation book of six authors who write from their experience as international worship leaders. This means variety in perspective.

In this book The Lost Art of Pure Worship, Chris Dupre, Jeff Deyo, Sean Feucht, Julie Meyer, Rachel Goll Tucker, and James W Goll all share their understandings and ideas of worship.

The book is segmented into three: For the Audience of One, Equal Access to the Throne, and Tips for the journey.

Quotes from Worship Leaders.

I like underlining the ideas I find in books that stick out to me. Do you? Here a few from this book. I have organized them according to worship leader.

Chris Dupre

  • With out David, our conversations about worship would end up using words like blood, sacrifice, knife, dead, wash, splattered, animal…you get the picture.
  • When I am secure in his affection, I do not need to draw my life from others because I already have it in him.
  • When our gifting or calling becomes our title, it is only a short distance  away from having it become our identity.
  • Oxen and carts are for work, not for worship.
  • We need to be lovers of God who happen to play music as opposed to musicians who  happen to be Christians.

James W Goll

  • I take my questions and I worship him with my questions.
  • worship and prayer are not ends in themselves, they lead to the very presence of God.
  • Spiritual principles stand firm always, but we are not worshiping spiritual principles.
  • Gates and doors are closed to shut things out and open to let things in.
  • Today, our access to God is not limited by artifacts and ceremonies.

Julie Meyer

  • Oil is one of the most valuable commodities  in the earth and it is also the most needed substance for worship.
  • We must have oil for the journey of worship.
  • Don’t get offended, get oil.
  • Offense never lets you go, you have to let it go.

Sean Feucht

  • We are called to carry, embody, and release worship everywhere we go.
  • The reviving of the secret place will always lead to the reviving of the public places.
  • The Spirit’s presence is not so fragile that he requires our help through lengthy explanations.

Jeff Deyo

  • Worship is who I am , not just what I sing.
  • …we need to move from ‘practicing what we preach’ to ‘preaching what we practice.
  • God’s musical tastes, however, have very little to do with style.
  • To him, each thing you do on this earth is like a note on a musical staff.
  • God hears things differently. To Him, if the sound has not come from an obedient heart, that sound is not godly.
  • :if we simply turn our energy from the outside of the cup to the inside of the cup – from the part everyone sees to the part nobody sees – He will take care of the part everyone sees, on our behalf.

Rachel Goll Tucker

  • Life is entirely too short to waste it without making an impact on our society.

Orlando House of Prayer

This was the last required book for my services at the Orlando House of Prayer. Each Monday evening from 10 pm to midnight I hosted a live musical devotion which was streamed worldwide.  I lead this two devotion from January 2017 to the end of July 2017. The program required a training on prayer and worship called The Harp and Bowl Training as well as list of recommended and required reading.


The lost Art of Pure Worship


for more of my worship leading book reviews:

Following the River by Bob Sorge

There’s Dynamite in Praise by Don Gossett

Growing as a Prophetic Singer by Anna Blanc

Envy: The Enemy Within by Bob Sorge

There’s Dynamite in Praise by Don Gossett: Book Review

Do you know the seven characteristics of praise? There's Dynamite in Praise by Don Gossett
Do you know the seven characteristics of praise? There’s Dynamite in Praise by Don Gossett

I remember the first time reading about the difference between Praise AND worship. I was really fascinated by the contrast.

This book is all about the power of praise. There are several powerful theme scriptures running throughout the entire text. These scriptures weave a sound proposition that praise in not an option for us if we are to experience the fullness of God’s power, provision, and freedom on the earth.

Don Gossett was not raised in a Christian home. He accepted Christ as personal savior in a Baptist church. He began his preaching ministry in the Baptist churches.  He met and married Joy. Joy was raised in an old fashioned Pentecostal home. 

Let’s get into ourBook Review by Don Gossett called There’s Dynamite In Praise

  • Total pages: 128
  • Shorter Chapters
  • Personal Stories & Scriptural Examples
  • first published 1974

Chapter Titles

  1. How I discovered Praise Power
  2. Praising God Continually
  3. When All Else Fails, Try Praising
  4. So you’de Rather Praise in Private?
  5. First Praise – Then Increase
  6. Praise: The Key to Power
  7. The Attitude of Gratitude
  8. One Hundred Praise Scriptures
  9. Hallelujah Living
  10. Adventures in Praise

Quotes about Praise

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from Don Gossett’s book There’s Dynamite in Praise:

  • The Baptists stand for baptism in water. The Pentecostals stand for baptism in fire. You get water and fire together and you get steam.
  • Prayer and praise are two wings of spiritual power.
  • He doesn’t require sacrifices for sin [Jesus took care of that], but he does require sacrifices of praise.
  • The true spirit of praise doesn’t drive people away; it attracts them.
  • Praise is God’s order. When all else fails, praise prevails.
  • True thanksgiving is not complete until it is expressed.
  • First praise then increase
  • Ingratitude extinguishes the light of God in your heart.
  • The more we praise Him, the more he blesses us.
  • Praise is the language of faith.

Praising God is the Secret to Having Increased Blessings in Your Life

My favorite chapter in this book is titled First Praise – Then Increase. This freedom chapter reveals the incredible and compelling idea that extra blessings may be contingent on our Praise.

May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you. Then the earth will yield its harvests, and God, our God, will richly bless us. Yes, God will bless us, and people all over the world will fear him. Psalms 67: 5-7 NLT

I like this thoughtful illustration Don makes uses to contract our requests from our thanksgiving:

“There is a story that tells of two angels who came from heaven every morning and go on their rounds all day long. One is the Angel of Requests. The other is the angel of Thanksgiving. Each carries a basket. The basket belonging to the Angel of Requests is soon filled to overflowing, for everyone pours into it great handfuls of requests, but when the day is ended, the Angel of Thanksgiving has in its basket only two or three small contributions of gratitude.”  -Don Gossett

100 Praise Scriptures

This book also has some really nice teaching material:

  • 10 points in learning to praise God continually and practically
  • 7 characteristics of praise
  • 7 question’s to ask yourself about praise
  • 6 facts about the fruit of our lips
  • 100 scriptures to  be memorized (my favorite)
  • 5 reasons for lifting hands in praise