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Trading Polluted Worship for the Real Thing

Author prods readers toward living a life of true Christianity


LONGWOOD, FLâ€"Speaking to a crowd on a hillside, Jesus uttered words His followers found hard to hear: Not everyone who says â€?"Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven. Indeed, worshiping God â€?"in spirit and truth” is something human beings innately struggle to do. In her book Worshiping Upsidedown and Backwards: Polluted Worship Versus Loving God ($20.99, paperback, 978-1-61215-806-8; also available in e-book format), author Doris Speiginer Wheeler asks readers to consider biblically the reason why our Lord, who calls us to acknowledge Him, is worthy of our worship. As she states, â€?"I want to encourage Christians not just to say, ‘Lord, Lord,’ but desire to live a sincere and purposeful God-honoring life.”

The book issues a unique challenge for readers to acknowledge our genetic predisposition to sin, inherited from our first parents, which interferes with our truly worshiping the Lord. Worshiping Upsidedown and Backwards identifies some continual, obvious public actions and reactions that work against many non-Christians and some so-called Christians from taking Christianity seriously. The book offers biblical background information on how being upside-down and backwards in our worship came about, and the only way to truly worship through the Lord Jesus.

From her beginning, Doris Speiginer Wheeler has been involved in various church and worship situations. Personal ministering has offered a variety of ways for her to share the Lord and His Word. For over ten years she has ministered through two public TV programs, and she is the author of The Ultimate Care Giver, which encourages godly care-giving.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Worshiping Upsidedown and Backwards through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and