I love listening to Travis Cottrell sing praises to God. He has a true and authentic love for God. I had the honor of meeting him in person back in January and truly the joy of the Lord was present in his spirit and on his face.
So when I was presented with the opportunity to read and review his new book that was just released by Zondervan and titled Surprised by Worship, I was thrilled. I was looking forward to seeing what God had placed on his heart to put down on paper in contrast to what He usually places in his heart to bring forth in song.
In his book, Travis leads us through the many facets of worship and really opened my eyes to the magnitude of all that worship encompasses. We tend to put our own interpretation of worship in a box and close the lid tightly. Travis encourages us, through the Word of God, to "let God astonish us with the unexpected". The true surprise of worship.
Worship is the place where God meets us. Where our hearts connect. The book guides us down the worship road with new understanding of how joy, trust, hope and surrender all make up that wonderful experience of true worship.
I enjoyed every page of this book and highly recommend it for anyone that desires to expand their view and their act of worship. It will give you a new awareness of the reason we worship our Creator and put a new longing in your heart to wholeheartedly lift your voice in praise and worship to the King of kings.