Author: Blanchard, John, Lucarini, Dan
Genre: Theology - Ecclesiology
Tags: Progressivism / Conservatism, Worship / Music
Rick Shrader‘s Review:
The sub-title of the book is: “rock music’s impact on worship and evangelism.” That objective is overwhelmingly explored and answered in this book. Blanchard, who wrote Pop Goes The Gospel in 1983, and Lucarini, who wrote Why I Left The Contemporary Christian Music Movement in 2002, combine to bring a stunningly up-to-date look at the rock music scene both in and out of the Church. Every chapter is packed with quotations from the musicians themselves whether secular or CCM. It would be difficult to see how critics could defend the contemporary music phenomenon when their unbiblical purpose is exposed from their own mouths, lyrics and writings as it is in this book. The book is also filled with testimonies from disappointed saints of God who have seen their churches unwittingly turned into profane rock concerts in the name of Christian worship. This book brings much light on the “hostile take-over” of conservative churches by pastors and worship leaders alike.