For many churches today, music has become one of the most important factors in both their mode of worship and their attempts to reach unbelievers with the gospel. Writing from his own personal experience as a former worship leader, Dan Lucarini questions the use of contemporary music in the worship of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and shows why he believes many churches have been deceived into using ever-increasing worldly means to ‘reach the lost’. He has seen at first hand how an emphasis on music, and the ultimate move towards rock music in particular, has caused divisions in the church, and turned the emphasis in worship away from the Lord towards ourselves. This warm and heartfelt account is intended to highlight these dangers and to help churches wishing to reverse this trend return God to his rightful place as the centre of our worship.
Dan Lucarini is a businessman who lives with his wife Judy and their three children in Colorado. He was a worship leader for several evangelical churches in the USA, and was also a rock music performer, arranger and composer.
"If you consider yourself “traditional” in your approach to worship and music in the church, Lucarini provides you with an outline of almost all the key matters that must be addressed in the church’s assessment of the usefulness of new musical forms. If you consider yourself “contemporary” in your perspective on worship, Lucarini raises the questions that you need to provide a sound biblical answer to before committing the church to a new direction in its corporate praise." -J. Ligon Duncan III, PhD, Minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi, USA