This book by: Robert J. Morgan, compiles 150 Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Patriotic, and all-time favorite hymns and their stories. There are hymns written by many different people of many different denominational backgrounds. The dates the hymns were written range from 14 BC to present. A two page layout is devoted to each hymn. The words and music are on the left and the story behind the hymn is on the right. The book can be read straight through (as I have done) or by reading them out of order. The indexes make it easy to look up a favorite hymn or songwriter.
I am a music lover and I absolutely love this book! Regardless of how a person feels about singing hymns, there is no denying the Christian history and testimony behind them. In my opinion, hymns are an important part of our Christian heritage and it is a shame that so many churches today no longer use them as a part of worship. I love contemporary Christian music as well but I prefer a balance of both hymns and contemporary. I think that this book would make a great family devotional. This book will be a treasure that I (and hopefully my family) will enjoy for years to come! I have also purchased several copies to use as Christmas gifts. I highly recommend this book!
In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission I am required to disclose that Thomas Nelson provided this book for free in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.
Also, I came across this blog post yesterday and thought it fits nicely with the topic of this review: What Ever Happened To The Hymns?
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By Robert J. Morgan / Thomas Nelson