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The Complete Book of Hymns: Inspiring Stories About 600 Hymns & Praise Songs

Paperback|Aug 2006
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This unique book reveals the fascinating stories behind hundreds of the most popular hymns and praise songs. Find out what inspired the songwriters, and follow up the scriptural references for devotional use. Includes samples of the lyrics.


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This unique book reveals the fascinating stories behind hundreds of the most popular hymns and praise songs. Find out what inspired the songwriters, and follow up the scriptural references for devotional use. Includes samples of the lyrics.

The largest collection of the stories behind the most popular hymns and praise songs! There are rich stories behind the popular hymns and praise songs we sing today: The popular hymn - ?Amazing Grace - ? was written by a former hardened slave trader. A poor insurance agent first penned the song - ?Great Is Thy Faithfulness. - ? A missionary who had trouble raising support to go to Africa wrote the song - ?Have Thine Own Way, Lord. - ? In Australia, a young woman struggling with depression wrote ?'Shout to the Lord - ? and nervously sang it for the music pastor of her church. You?'ll discover the background on the composers of 600 of your favorite hymns and praise songs, the stories and verses that inspired the lyrics, scriptural references for devotional consideration, and a sampling of the lyrics. An ideal resource for pastors and worship leaders, "The Complete Book of Hymns" brings the message of these great songs of the faith to life like never before!
-Publisher

"The Complete Book of Hymns" brings to life the stories behind more than 600 hymns and worship songs. With background on the composer, the inspiration behind the lyrics, scriptural references for devotional consideration, and a sampling of the song lyrics, this book brings forth the message of these great songs of the faith like never before
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 293283
  • Product Code 9781414309330
  • ISBN 1414309333
  • EAN 9781414309330
  • UPC 031809109335
  • Pages 704
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Tyndale House
  • Publication Date Aug 2006
  • Sales Rank 3681
  • Dimensions 203 x 139 x 38mm
  • Weight 0.657kg
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William J Petersen

William J. Petersen and his son Randy Petersen have each written about thirty books, including the recent 100 Amazing Answers to Prayer and 100 Bible Verses That Changed the World. They have also coauthored the two popular devotional books One Year Book of Psalms and One Year Book of Hymns. William J. Petersen lives in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania and Randy Petersen lives in Westville, New Jersey.

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