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Worship in the Joy of the Lord, Calvin College Press, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, CICW, John D. Witvliet, Chip Stam Worship in the Joy of the Lord: Selections from Chip Stam's Worship Quote of the Week
(January 2016)

edited by Calvin Institute for Christian Worship and John D. Witvliet

Worship in the Joy of the Lord is a curated collection of over 300 quotations on the deep meaning and purpose of Christian public worship designed to inspire, challenge, and equip worshipers and worship leaders to be transformed by the renewing gospel of Jesus Christ.

Paperback: 978-1-937555-17-7, $23.99
eBook: 978-1-937555-18-4, $9.99

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Chip Stam was a gift to the church. This anthology is a deep treasure chest full of Chip's carefully assembled refl ections. It is an invaluable volume for anyone who treasures Christian worship.
-- Constance M. Cherry , Indiana Wesleyan University

This collection of worship quotes displays Chip's unceasing desire to worship the Savior, proclaim the gospel that changed him, and encourage that passion in others.
-- Bob Kauflin , Sovereign Grace Music

From Aristotle to Wesley, and everybody in between and before and aft er, Chip Stam has done us the irreplaceable service of gathering worship quotes so that we can drink from the wisdom of the ages and ponder the saints' insights. These extracts are gems that I will treasure and continue to apply to the Church and her worship. I love this book!
-- Marva J. Dawn , Christians Equipped for Ministry

Chip Stam was not only a source of much personal wisdom about worship that glorifies God, but he also had the gift of pointing us to other sources of wisdom. We miss him, but the gift lives on in his wonderful collection of gems about bringing more joy into our worshiping lives!
-- Richard Mouw , Fuller Theological Seminary

About the Editor

John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of worship, theology, & congregational and ministry studies at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.