Master, Jonathan, ed.
Jason Helopoulos encourages the church to embrace the important part children play in the life of the church and unfolds the enormous blessings to be found in having them present in the worship services of the congregation. He points out how the struggles are temporary - whereas the blessings can be eternal.
Jason Helopoulos is assistant pastor at University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, and a guest blogger at The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Leah, are parents of two young children, Gracen and Ethan.
In a series of short chapters, Jason Helopoulos explains the nature and importance of worship and then offers practical guidance on how to communicate this to our young people. This is a very useful and practical book which deserves to be widely read in our churches.
Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Historical Theology and Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
In Let the Children Worship, Jason Helopoulos instills a sense of anticipation of what will happen as children are not only blessed by their presence among the body of Christ but also bless us with their presence.
Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher and author of Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series
In Jesus' ministry, the disciples were at one point indignant at the presence of children ... In this fine book, Jason Helopoulos makes a compelling Scriptural case for the inclusion of children in worship. It deserves serious and sustained consideration.
Derek Thomas, Senior Minister of Preaching and Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
Let the Children Worship presents an easy-to-follow roadmap on the joy and responsibility of incorporating our children into corporate worship. I wish I had this book ten years ago!
Brian H. Cosby, Pastor, Wayside Presbyterian Church, Signal Mountain, Tennessee
Sundays can be the hardest day of the week. I often find myself behind the piano, trying to focus on the tune instead of the visitors I invited for lunch, one eye on my pew-full of children. Jason's book provides solid refreshment for parents and church leaders, encouraging us to think clearly - biblically! - about what worship is and why we do it. Theological framework and practical applications for parents and leaders make this a book useful not only as a how-to guide, but also as a guidepost, encouraging us to view worship as a foretaste of heaven along our earthly pilgrimage.
Rebecca VanDoodewaard, Author of 'Your Future Other Half’ and 'Uprooted', Grand Rapids, Michigan