Where denominational hymnals feature beloved, traditional hymns, The Upper Room Worshipbook is a wellspring for newer or previously unpublished ecumenical selections. A rich source of versatile liturgies, psalm settings and prayer songs, this new edition of The Upper Room Worshipbook is ideal for use at retreats, with choirs, and by individuals who want to enrich their personal devotional practices. The fresh collection is an essential resource for congregations who are experimenting with classical worship forms such as Evensong or TaizÃ©. “The Worshipbook is a gift to the whole church,” writes Jerry Haas, director of The Academy for Spiritual Formation. “Worship as delighting in the love of God is a rare thing today. Perhaps in our haste to create new worship resources, we have neglected the spiritual life of the worshiper! Every page [in the Worshipbook] is for your formation and growth in Christ.” Each section contains suggestions for using music and for introducing liturgies into the worship experience of a community. The book features inclusive language and a music index.