Worship for the Whole People of God: Vital Worship for the 21st Century

by Ruth C. Duck. Westminster John Knox Press, 2021.


This practical guide gives readers a theological background on worship and expands knowledge on how different cultures worship so that congregations may create worship services that suits their needs.


appendices, tools for planning worship, how different cultures worship, the role of music and art, types of worship

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and worship leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Lead appropriate and culturally diverse worship services by learning how to read your congregation and evaluate what it needs.
  • Plan moving worship services that fit your congregation's needs by using the planning tool found in the appendix.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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