CAN WE ROCK THE GOSPEL? Can we really combine rock music with the worship of God?
DR. John Blanchard & Dan Lucarini
Published by Evangelical Press
Few subjects generate more heat in the Christian church today than the use of music in worship and evangelism. Does God endorse music of every kind? Can we ‘cut and paste’ secular rock music and ‘Christianize’ it in the process? Should the Christian church unite in bringing rock music to the altar or in sending it to the bonfire? Every musical form and every way of expressing it has as many detractors as it does promoters. Yet in recent years most of the conflicts have centred on what is generically known as rock music, which has become an increasingly dominant — and divisive — issue since it first slipped into church life some forty years ago. Two respected Christian leaders and best-selling authors who together have many years of hands-on experience in worship, preaching, evangelism and music have combined to produce a book that examines this controversial subject, using both recent evidence and time-tested truths. They come to a clear conclusion. They will not leave you neutral.