I recently finished my second book by John Macarthur. The first one was Slave, which was published recently, whereas the second was Worship: The Ultimate Priority, first published in 1983. Its quite interesting to read these books close together, because although they were written nearly 30 years apart, they demonstrate strong consistency in the way Macarthur discusses the importance of worship.
The title of Macarthur’s book gives away the point, but its specific emphasis is summed up well in this quote: “Real worship therefore should be the full-time, nonstop activity of every believer, and the aim of the exercise ought to be to please God, not merely entertain the worshiper.” Macarthur’s message contrasts strongly with popular North American Christianity’s common tendency to promote the question: “Did I get anything out of it?” Of course, this was never supposed to be the Christian life.
I received this book as part of the Christianaudio.com reviewers’ program, which does give away books in exchange for reviews, but I am not required to give a positive review. Having said that, I highly recommend this book. The narrator is terrific, the length is perfect (about 8 hours), and the content is perfect for the audio format: enough Scriptural meat to chew on, but sprinkled lightly with enough stories to keep you engaged.