Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship

Reviewed by: G. Connor Salter, Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University, Upland, IN.




Title: Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship

Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: January 8, 2019

Format: Softcover (paperback)

Length: 144 pages


Churches tend to take one of two paths with worship services: the eucharist route (lots of liturgy and “traditional” worship elements) or the charismatic route (lots of spiritual gifts, dancing, and so forth). Most people see these two styles as incompatible. Wilson argues that in fact, most Christians throughout history have combined both strands into their worship services. He then explains how readers can achieve “eucharismatic” worship and the many benefits it brings.

Wilson gives an excellent summary of the benefits that both eucharistic and charismatic worship provide. Having built that foundation, he uses Scripture and church history to make a compelling case that those practices can (and in fact, should) fit together. Perhaps most notably, Wilson describes these ideas with writing style that isn’t just thorough but also readable and entertaining. Readers will rarely find a book that covers this material so well in such a compelling way.



Rating (1 to 5 stars)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Church leaders interested in how eucharistic and charismatic worship may fit together.

Christian Impact

This book will open readers up to the full picture of church worship as seen in the New Testament and throughout church history and the many blessings that go along with it.



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Spirit and Sacrament: An Invitation to Eucharismatic Worship

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