"Sound Music or Sounding Brass" subtitle: "The Issue of Biblically Godly Music" by Pastor Kent Brandenburg. This is an excellent book on the topic of music that I believe would be a blessing and a help for students of the Word to consider reading to get a good dose of Bible teaching on music. Certainly one of the finest books on music available in the ever so small world of Independent Baptist books.
Chapter 1 - Why Biblically Godly music is so controversial?
Chapter 2 - The Direction of Biblically Godly music - excellent point! a great reminder.
Chapter 3 - The Content of Biblically Godly music
Chapter 4 - The Purpose of Biblically Godly music - a very important chapter.
Chapter 5 - The Acts of Worshipping
Chapter 6 - Principles for Discerning Godly music
Chapter 7 - The Singers and Players of Biblically Godly music
Chapter 8 - Dealing with the Arguments Against Biblicalle Godly music
Chapter 9 - The Philosophical Basis For Not Having or Using Biblically Godly music
Chapter 10 - The Relationship Between Popular Culture and Biblically Godly music
Chapter 11 - Some Dangers with not Using, Singing, or Playing Biblically Godly music
Chapter 12 - The Benefits of Using, Singing, or Playing Biblically Godly music
Chapter 13 - Applications for Biblically Godly music
Chapter 14 - Separation and Biblically Godly music
Chapter 15 - Dress or Appearance as it Relates to Biblically Godly music
Chapter 16 - Warnings Concerning Biblically Godly music
Chapter 17 - Standards in the Church for Biblically Godly music
Chapter 18 - A Succint Summary of Biblically Godly music
Scriptural and Topical Index
The Dr. did a great job compiling and expounding on many Scriptures as well as providing to his readers many princinples derived from the Bible and not to mention the book also provides sections of practical ideas for musicians and pastors. 253 pages of good reading. ISBN:0-7388-5254-6; Published by Xlibris Corporation (2001). I do hope there will be other editions in the near future.
Thank you Pastor B, a book of this magnitude must have taken great time to get it into our hands.