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|Guice pens 'worship wars' book|
Worship isn't a one-size-fits-all endeavor, but why does a church that fits some make others so uncomfortable?
The reason why different people worship the way they do is explored in a new book by a Winnsboro author titled "From Pentecostal to Episcopalian: The Confusing World of Protestant Worship.
John Guice, a Sunday School teacher for more than 40 years, said he got the idea for his book after attending a community-wide Easter Sunrise Service that included Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterians and a non-denominational church and noticed how different parts of the service appealed to some, but not at all to others present.
While some were moved to the Spirit by the symbol banging contemporary worship of the non-denominational praise band, others were almost moved to the door.
"That was really the reason for my writing the book. Most people really aren't sure why they worship the way they do. Is it just tradition or the way they have always done it or more? To answer this, I undertook the task of writing a book not for they clergy, but for the average person who is sitting in the pew on Sunday," Guice said.
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