What Language Shall I Borrow?
The Bible and Christian Worship
By Ronald P. Byars
(William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Paperback, 9780802840141, 184pp.)
Publication Date: January 2008
Categories: Christian Rituals & Practice - General
Ronald Byars argues that the communal speech that truly honors God is, in fact, biblical language, which encompasses a vast range of forms ? poetry and prose, song and proverb, parable and narrative. Byars explains how biblical language becomes liturgical language that pushes us beyond what we already think we know, requiring us to think anew about death and resurrection, beginnings and endings, and the life of faith. What Language Shall I Borrow? is an instructive, eloquent reminder not to retreat from biblical language and images but to fully embrace them in our worship today.