It Was Good: Making Music to the Glory of God
What does it mean to be a creative individual in the world of music who is a follower of the creative God? It Was Good: Making Music to the Glory of God strives to answer that question through a series ...
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What does it mean to be a creative individual in the world of music who is a follower of the creative God? It Was Good: Making Music to the Glory of God strives to answer that question through a series
of essays which offer theoretical and practical insights into music making from a Christian perspective.
William Edgar (Dr. Theol., Universite de Geneve) is professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as an ordained minister, a musicologist, and a jazz musician. His published works include The Face of Truth; In Spirit and In Truth: Ten Bible Studies on Worship; Taking Note of Music; Sur le rock; Bibliographie d'ouvrages apologtique; Reasons of the Heart: Recovering Christian Persuasion; La carte protestante: L'apologtique protestante de langue franaise de 1815 1848; If You Seek Me and Truth in All Its Glory: Commending the Reformed Faith.
Keith and Kristyn Getty have been writing hymns for more than a decade, bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary, and creating what is described as singable theology. Their songs, many co-written with Stuart Townend, have pioneered a new generation of modern hymns.
The renowned Getty/Townend hymn, "In Christ Alone," has remained the most popular song for congregations throughout the UK for six years, among CCLI's top ten in North America, and has been honored by both the British Hymn Society and BBC Songs of Praise all time lists. Their hymns are sung in small churches, large cathedrals and concert halls around the world, performed by choirs of every description, and have also been recorded by artists throughout the world of music, from country artists Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs, Irish musicians Moya Brenan and Anuna, CCM artists Natalie Grant, Newsboys and Tim Hughes, to Aida's Heather Headley, and a recent online recording by Owl City.
Under the Getty Music label, Keith and Kristyn have recorded two Dove-nominated albums: "In Christ Alone" (2007) and "Awaken the Dawn" (2009). "Joy-An Irish Christmas" (2011), dedicated to their daughter, Eliza Joy, is a collaboration with luminaries from the world of Irish music. Its broad appeal led to a number one radio single, television appearances and specials, and an annual Christmas concert tour in the USA. Additionally, Getty Music has initiated a number of choral works based on each of these projects.
Ned Bustard is an illustrator and graphic designer who grew up sailing on the Chesapeake Bay. He has written several books for Veritas Press including Legends & Leagues, The Sailing Saint, Ella Sings Jazz, Red Hood, and a retelling of The Emperor's New Clothes. He also contributed to and edited It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God - a book on faith and art by Square Halo Books.