Thursday, January 6, 2011
Then Sings My Soul: Special Edition by Robert Morgan
This book is a compilation of different hymns, each with a short history of the song. This edition includes "150 Christmas, Easter, and All-Time Favorite Hymn Stories." It also include famous patriotic songs. Although this series of books has been around for years, this is the first one I have read.
It was neat to read the Christmas hymns during the Christmas season. I think you would find it interesting how many of them were written by secular artists, or put to secular music. However, I found it very hard to bet myself back into the book after setting it down. I really had to force myself to read. I found myself getting lost in the dates and names and countries and settings. There are some wonderful stories though, especially the one of Phillip Bliss and "I Will Sing of My Redeemer."
The most practical use I can find for this book is to use it as reference. When I hear a famous hymn and I want to learn more about it, I can pick up this one and get a little background information.
All that being said, I'm pretty sure my grandma-in-law would love this and it would make a great gift!
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