Thursday, November 25, 2010

Review: Then Sings My Soul Special Edition by Robert J. Morgan

ISBN #: 978-0-7852-3182-0 (se)
Page Count: 310
Copyright: Portions of this book were originally copyrighted in 2003, 2004 and 2005

About the Author:
(Taken from inside back flap)

Robert J. Morgan, pastor of the Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, is the author of best-selling Then Sings My Soul (volumes 1 and 2), Come Let Us Adore Him, From This Verse, On This Day in Christian History, Nelson's Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes, and The Red Sea Rules.  He conducts Bible conferences, parenting and marriage retreats, and leadership seminars across the country.

Rob is available for speaking engagements and may be contacted through his Web site.

(Taken from back cover)

Is there a festive season of the year that is complete without one of your favorite hymns?  Not only do hymns connect you to great memories, but they also reveal the faith of those who lived throughout history.  As Robert Morgan explored the stories behind some of the best-loved hymns, he found fascinating accounts of tribulations, triumphs, struggles, and hope - ordinary people who connected with God in amazing ways, sharing their experiences through song.

Discover the inspiration behind your favorite hymns.  Find new favorites as you relate to the people whose walk of faith led them to write these classic songs of praise.  Share these stories with your family, friends, and church, and find more depth and meaning as you worship God through song.

My Review:

Growing up in a Pentecostal church, I've always loved hearing the old hymns sung.  So, when I saw that this book was available on the BookSneeze website for review, I took the opportunity to read it.  BookSneeze gladly sent it to me in exchange for my timely review.

I loved reading how many of these songs came to be.  Many of the stories were truly inspiring.  To think that some songs came about because of tragedy, love of a King, love of a child or from someone's own personal experience was often heartwarming.

I love the fact that not all the page edges were straight cut.  Some had a torn uneven look that was a welcome pleasant change.

As a fledgling pianist, I also love the fact that every song whose story was portrayed also had sheet music available within the book.  So, not only was I able to read this book, but I was able to play the songs within it as well!  I was in Heaven! =)

Overall, this book is a multi-tasker.  You are able to learn how your favorite hymns came to be while being able to play those hymns on a piano at the same time.  It was a lovely experience through time and music.

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