In Grand Entrance: Worship on Earth as in Heaven theologian Edith humphrey asks can we understand worship in a way that transcends style, relevance, and aesthetics? Taking into account the most contested issues of the 'worship wars,' she shows how the act of entering into God's presence is central to all true Christian worship.
Regardless of worship style, when we come into God's presence, we praise God alongside angels and with the whole of creation. Seeking to reclaim the forgotten theme of worship as entry into God's presence, Humphrey shows its prominence in the Bible, providing an accessible but thorough study of the Old and New Testaments.
She analyzes key moments in church history to show how worship developed in Eastern and Western churches. She also draws insights from healthy worshiping communities around the globe. The book offers practical guidance on leading worship today to worship leaders, pastors, thoughtful lay readers, and students.