Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Be Still, My Soul: The Inspiring Stories behind 175 of the Most-Loved Hymns

Product Details

  • File Size: 129234 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (January 17, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E1O6366
Be Still, My Soul is a collection of 175 of the most popular hymns and the stories behind them. Many of these hymns were written out of incredible life experiences—from the heart cry of a repentant slave trader to the renewed hope of a survivor of attempted suicide. In this devotional you’ll discover the stories behind the songs we sing. You’ll experience the passion and joy contained in these hymns’ lyrics and melodies. In addition to the hymn stories, Be Still, My Soul includes the musical score, lyrics, and in-depth biographies of 12 of the most-prolific hymn writers, singers, and composers.

Whether you are new to hymns or have cherished them for a long time, you’ll enjoy this illuminating book on the stories behind some of the most popular hymns you sing in worship.

In addition to the hymn stories, Be Still, My Soul includes
  • musical scores and lyrics,
  • in-depth biographies of twelve hymn writers, singers, and composers,
  • and much more.
Whether you are new to hymns or have cherished them for a long time, you’ll enjoy this revealing book on the stories behind some of the hymns sung every day in worship. 
 
 My Impressions:
I have often wondered about some of the stories behind my favorite hymns.Randy gives me a wonderful glimpse into the lives and hearts of the people who have touched my life with their songs and now inspired me with their stories behind that beautiful music that  uplifts and encourages your walk with God.I adored the "aged" look of the book and paper as I flipped through story after story of encouragement. The thickness, raised feel and tattered sides brought me back to a different age.  The author not only included the story about each song and the hymns,but also the music with the hymns.There is also an index of songs included. I can easily recommend this beautiful book for music lovers around the world.
 
 About the Author:

Randy PetersenRandy Petersen
Randy Petersen is a successful author of more than forty books, including 100 Most Important Events in Christian History, 100 Bible Verses That Changed the World, The One Year Book of Psalms and The One Year Book of Hymns. He was a contributor to Christian History magazine, iLumina Bible software and the Quest Bible, as well as many other bestselling titles.
 

Disclaimer: I  was given a complimentary copy of BE STILL MY SOUL by Randy Peterson from Tyndale Publishers Group for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.
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