Stories Behind The Hymns That Inspire America


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From the moment the pilgrims landed on the shores of the New World, to the dark days following September 11, songs of faith have inspired, comforted, and rallied our beloved country. Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America describes the people, places, and events that have shaped the heart and soul of America. The stories behind these songs will fascinate you and bring new meaning and richness to special spiritual moments in the history of our nation. Discover how:§ “Faith of Our Fathers,” sung at Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s funeral, had its roots not with the pilgrims but with a Catholic fighting for the right to worship freely in Anglican England§ World events, from the downing of Flight 007 in Russian airspace to Desert Storm and September 11, propelled Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” § The author of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” lived the words “His truth is marching on” until the day she died§ Combining African rhythms and southern folk melodies, slaves brought Bible truths to life with songs such as “Roll, Jordan, Roll”The songs in this book have energized movements, illuminated dark paths, commemorated historic events, taken the message of freedom and faith across this nation and beyond, healed broken spirits, and righted wrongs. Their stories will make you proud of your heritage as you realize anew that in America, even one voice can make a lasting influence.

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Author by Ace Collins
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780310866855

101 Hymn Stories


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"Hymn singing reflects a congregation's spiritual vitality and their response to God's grace.

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Author by Kenneth W. Osbeck
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 288
ISBN Number 0825493277

My Favorite Hymns And The Stories Behind Them


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A collection of more than sixty hymns, spirituals, ballads, and anthems includes the full lyrics to popular such selections as "Amazing Grace" and "America the Beautiful," as well as several lesser-known works, and is presented in a gift binding.

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Author by Norman Vincent Peale
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0060664630

101 More Hymn Stories


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(Foreword by Cliff Barrows) More inspiring stories behind the hymns of past and contemporary favorites.

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Author by Kenneth W. Osbeck
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0825434203

Stories Behind The Greatest Hits Of Christmas Large Print 16pt


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You know these songs by heart. They're the ''greatest hits'' of Christmas. But do you know the fascinating, inspirational stories behind them - who wrote them and how they came to be? In his latest book, Ace Collins reveals the stories behind the greatest hits of Christmas - all the songs you have enjoyed for generations. For example, as the story goes, jazz great Mel Torme wrote ''The Christmas Song'' after visiting a friend in California, who, longing to escape California's heat for the cold winters of his New England, doodled these now-famous phrases on his spiral pad: ''Chestnuts roasting Jack Frost nipping Yuletide carols '' Torme saw those words and one of the most famous Christmas songs of all time, first recorded by Nat King Cole, was born. Within these pages, you'll discover the origins of such famous Christmas songs as ''Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, '' ''Winter Wonderland, '' ''White Christmas, '' ''Little Drummer Boy, '' ''Feliz Navidad, '' ''O Holy Night, '' and two dozen others. Although not yet as famous as the Christmas songs of which he writes (he's working on that), Collins's many books have sold tens of thousands of copies and have become treasured family classics, read and enjoyed by young and old alike. His new book is a treasure-trove of the kind of magic that makes Christmas the beloved holiday it is. This is Ace Collins at his storytelling best which means it's sure to become a ''greatest hit'' with your family, too.

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Author by Ace Collins
Genre eBook
Read Book 244
ISBN Number 9781458724571

More Stories Behind The Best Loved Songs Of Christmas


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Ace Collins has dug deep to uncover the true stories behind your favorite Christmas songs. Explore how these songs came into being, and discover a deeper appreciation for these melodic messages of peace, hope, and joy that celebrate the birth of Jesus.

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Author by Ace Collins
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780310863076

Classic Hymn Stories


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Inspirational Stories Behind Your Favorite Hymns This classic book, written a century ago by the country's leading hymnologist, offers a collection of uplifting stories that will revitalize your worship. Originally published in 1903, the book was the first of its kind - a popular book that gave readers a unique look at the history behind the most popular hymns of the era. Did you know: Charles Wesley wrote the doxology to the hymn "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today" The hymn "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" was written by a Sunday school teacher during last-minute preparations for a Christmas Eve service. "Onward Christian Soldiers" became popular shortly after the end of the Civil War. Discover fascinating facts and inspiring stories behind hymns and the men and women who wrote them. This book is also a valuable source of illustrations for pastors and music ministers.

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Author by Louis F. Benson
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781602664395

Stories Behind The Traditions And Songs Of Easter


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The treasured traditions of Easter—little bunnies, parades, new Easter outfits, sunrise services, passion plays, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And in ways you may not realize, they point us to the resurrection of Christ and our hope of life beyond the grave. Stories Behind the Traditions and Songs of Easter reveals the events and backgrounds that shaped the best-loved customs and songs of Easter, introducing you to stories you’ve never heard and a deeper appreciation for the holiday’s familiar hallmarks.

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Author by Ace Collins
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780310542261

Stories Behind The Great Traditions Of Christmas


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The cheer of a crackling hearth fire. Colorful cards from friends and loved ones. An evergreen tree festooned with ornaments.The golden traditions of Christmas—gifts, wreaths, stockings, carols, mistletoe, and more—infuse our celebration of the season with meaning and glowing memories. And, in ways you may not realize, they point us to the birth of Christ.Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas reveals the people, places, and events that shaped the best-loved customs of this merriest of holidays. Here are spiritual insights, true-life tales, and captivating legends to intrigue you and your family and bring new luster and depth to your celebration of Jesus’ birth. Discover how• after eighteen centuries of all but ignoring the event, churches began to open the door for believers to commemorate Jesus’ incarnation.• the evergreen tree, once a central theme in the worship practices of pagan cultures, came to represent the everlasting love of God.• the magi’s three gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—are filled with spiritual symbolism.The traditions of Christmas lend beauty, awe, and hope to the holiday, causing people all over the world to anticipate it with joy. The stories in this book will warm your heart as you rediscover the true and eternal significance of Christmas.

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Author by Ace Collins
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9780310873884

Stories Behind The Best Loved Songs Of Christmas


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Behind the Christmas songs we love to sing lie fascinating stories that will enrich your holiday celebration. Taking you inside the nativity of over thirty favorite songs and carols, Ace Collins introduces you to people you’ve never met, stories you’ve never heard, and meanings you’d never have imagined. The next time you and your family sing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," you’ll have a new understanding of its message and popular roots. You’ll discover how "Angels from the Realms of Glory," with its sublime lyrics and profound theology, helped usher in a quiet revolution in worship. You’ll learn the strange history of the haunting and powerful "O Holy Night," including the song’s surprising place in the history of modern communications. And you’ll step inside the life of Mark Lowry and find out how he came to pen the words to the contemporary classic "Mary, Did You Know?"Still other songs such as "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" trace back to mysterious origins--to ninth-century monks, nameless clergy, and unknown commoners of ages past. Joining hands with such modern favorites as "White Christmas" and "The Christmas Song," they are part of the legacy of inspiration, faith, tears, love, and spiritual joy that is Christmas. From the rollicking appeal of "Jingle Bells" to the tranquil beauty of "Silent Night," the great songs of Christmas contain messages of peace, hope, and truth. Each in its own way expresses a facet of God’s heart and celebrates the birth of his greatest gift to the world--Jesus, the most wonderful Christmas Song of all.

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Author by Ace Collins
Genre eBook Religion
Read Book 192
ISBN Number 9780310873877