Book Review: Following The River

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Bob Sorge’s book Following The River (2012) is not for everyone. I don’t mean this in a bad way, I just mean the concepts he writes about are so deep not many people might be able to catch them. The book talks about “The River”. The simplest way I can explain “the river” is when the presence of the living God makes itself felt whenever people worship him. Yeah, it gets better.

Into The Weeds

Sorge goes on to explain how people interact with the river. He gives different examples of how different worship leaders manage getting to the river. It was a fascinating read.

Not 100% In Agreement

I don’t agree with every point laid out in the book, but just because I disagree, it doesn’t mean it’s a bad book. The book is short and it uses simple language to explain an incredibly complex topic. Once I read the book, I wanted to speak to someone about it. It drove me to think and dig deeper into what I believed and witnessed with my own eyes. Any book that pushes the reader to think and research the bible is worth reading.

Final Thoughts

I liked the book even though I disagreed with some of the points in it. If you’ve ever visited a church and wondered why people worship, this book might shine a light on the subject matter. Please go read this book. It will give you a deeper understanding of the communal worship experience in your church.

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