About “The Way of the Worshipper”

About Alicia Purdy

Welcome! I’m Alicia Purdy, “The Bible Journalist”, M.A., author and publisher of “The Way of the Worshipper”.

Like you, I am on a lifelong journey of faith in Jesus Christ using the Bible to research, explore, and understand and teach – to know Him and to make Him known!

I hold a Master’s degree in Journalism from Regent University and a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Geneva College. My husband and I have five children and we are enjoying life together as a homeschooling family in upstate New York.

Fun Facts about Me:

  • In 2021, I ran for Mayor in my city, Albany, NY. Although I came in second place out of 4 candidates, I earned the highest number of votes for any Republican candidate in the city’s 400 year history.
  • In 2022, I finished writing my debut novel, “THEY” and am currently working on my second novel, as well as a memoir about life growing up in the ministry.
  • In 2023, I started a small, multi-media company called, “Counterproductive Projects LLC” whose mission it is to produce projects that are counter to the culture and productive in the Kingdom of God. Our work includes video and audio production, graphic design, niche developmental editing and book publishing, and Christian leadership teaching/speaking/consulting.
  • I am taller than both of my parents, and I play the piano and the guitar.
  • My husband and I met on ChristianMingle.com!
  • One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Psalm 40:1-3.

“Oh, that my words were written! Oh, that they were inscribed in a book! That they were engraved with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever!”

~ Job 19:23-24 ~

What is Biblical Journalism?

Exploring the principles, statutes, accounts and records, and wisdom of the Bible with thorough examination, careful study, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Compiling Biblical research to bring to more complexity and greater depth to understanding God’s Word.

Reporting on the findings in God’s Word through teaching, writing and speaking, and ministering to the body of Christ.

I’ve spent over 20 years working in the journalism field covering everything from politics and religion to local news and financial investments, but where my heart has always been centered is around my faith in the Lord.

“Bible Journalism” is a phrase I’ve coined that refers to a journalism-style approach to Bible study and presentation of the Bible’s many truths.

I enjoy plumbing the depths of the Bible and seeking revelation from the Holy Spirit as I traverse through concordances and commentaries, and take notes and mull over the intricacies of Scripture. In my own personal study of the Bible, I have always taken a journalism approach asking: Who, what, when, where, why, and how.

The Lord has faithfully used my education, skills, and gifts to exhort, teach, and encourage the body of Christ, and it is with great passion that I continue to pursue Him and present my findings in His Word to His people!

What is “The Way of the Worshipper”?

I wrote “The Way of the Worshipper” inspired by thoughts and notes my father had put together when he was a younger pastor. I come from a family of worshippers! All I had learned and observed and experienced in my life eventually became “The Way of the Worshipper”. I am, first and foremost, a worshipper of the One True God, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Way of the Worshipper is the journey of every believer whose desire is to connect with the Spirit of God in worship. 

  • Worship is a lifestyle.
  • Worship is an act of war. 
  • Worship is an action of faith in the Lord
  • Worship should be continual- but do you know whyBecause the attacks of Satan are continual.

We must stay connected to the Spirit of God, but not with the sacrifices we decide to bring. A heart of true worship desires to bring God what He asked for in His Word!

So many believers operate in faith while still feeling disconnected from the living Spirit of God. Next, their faith starts to become dry and they become spiritually exhausted. Finally, they start to question the point of the whole thing.

God gave us praise and worship to help us through every aspect of life because our praise invites His presence, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is victory!

This is the path to victory that the Lord has laid out through praise and worship:

  1. The Lord dwells within the praises of His people. (Psalm 22:3)
  2. In His presence is fullness of joy. (Psalm 16:11)
  3. The joy of the Lord is your source of strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)

TheWayoftheWorshipper.com is a devotional Bible study website featuring:

  • Long form Bible study blogs and articles
  • In-depth word studies like “The 7 Hebrew Words for Praise”
  • Bible study resources like free printables
  • Videos and teachings
  • And, original worship music (coming soon!) and more that builds upon the foundation laid out in the book.

The Point of Praise is His Presence!

The Word of God is paramount in all things and it is the primary way the Lord speaks. Worship, however, is where our spirit connects with His on an emotional level. Without an emotional connection in any relationship, what’s the point?

A lack of understanding in how to use the weapon of worship is why so many people struggle to obtain victory… we worship without understanding what worship really is.

~Alicia Purdy

Christians have many battles to fight, so it’s crucial that you become an expert in using the weapons that God has equipped you with!

A lack of understanding in how to use the weapon of worship is why so many people struggle to obtain victory over pain, over illness, over divorce, over our flesh- we worship without understanding what worship really is.

Learn more about the 7 Hebrew Words for Praise and how each one helps create strength, intimacy, and fresh revelation as you understand more about God’s plan for praise in your life!

Praise and Worship 101 – What’s your WHY?

Your enemy, Satan would love nothing more than to keep you defeated by disconnecting you from the vital, active, living Spirit of God that is found in the “secret place” of praise. Many people find worship to be a routine while other Christians simply do not connect with the heart of God during worship.

That lack of meaningful connection in praise and worship is an underlying problem to what’s happening on a grander scale- mankind’s disconnection from God. This is due in large part to a misunderstanding about WHY we worship.

What is the purpose? To what end? These are totally valid questions. Many people simply don’t understand WHY, sometimes even those leading worship!

Through The Way of the Worshipper, I want to be part of your journey of faith, getting to source of your “WHY” in worship, to help you understand what’s holding you back, and to help you breakthrough obstacles and barriers so you can tap into the live, electric current of the Holy Spirit. Oh, and in case you were wondering, Satan does not want this!!

God desperately wants to make a connection with you in your worship, so you can expect the enemy to put up a fight as you draw closer to the Spirit of the Lord, especially in worship.

Find more from Alicia Purdy at Crosswalk.com

Some people come into a gathering of believers with very, very real problems- needing real help, healing, respite, a fresh touch, deliverance... Others come into worship to simply enjoy the singing and the music. 

Finding your WHY is important because you can then understand where you’re starting from. WHY do you go to church for the worship? WHY do you worship at all?

The Way of the Worshipper was founded to help Christians connect with the Spirit of God by using the Word of God to restore intimacy, purpose and understanding in worship as we follow the path He laid out. Praise belongs to Him, but it is for our benefit to tap into His presence and to learn how to walk with Him, so we can live the life He has called us to, and to connect with His Spirit in worship every day, at all times.