Stories Behind Popular Songs and Hymns
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What hymn has most inspired or comforted you through the years? "His Name Is Wonderful"? "Because He Lives"? "The Old Rugged Cross"? Discover the fascinating stories behind your favorite hymns and songs! Compelling, poignant, and enlightening, these 70 vignettes are a rich source of inspiration for personal devotions, sermon illustrations, and Sunday school lessons.
Lindsay Terry began a long career of interviewing songwriters in 1958 when he interviewed Mosie Lister. Terry has directed the music for area-wide and city-wide evangelistic crusades featuring some of the nation's leading evangelists, such as C. M. Ward, Dave Breese, Gray Allison, and Jack Van Impe.
Jerry Falwell was the founder of the Thomas Road Baptist Church, (which today has 24,000 members), Lynchburg Christian Academy (school) and Liberty University. He is best know for organising the Moral Majority in 1979 and his Old Time Gospel Hour reached listeners worldwide. Falwell is credited with bringing a strong Christian voice and unprecedented influence to American politics. He was awarded many honours and awards during his life, including 3 honorary doctorates. He also wrote or co-authored 13 books. Falwell passed away on May 15, 2007.