I have to admit I haven't even finished it but I had to share this one with you.
This is a breathtakingly beautiful book. I opened it today and I litterally gasped. And then I was sad because I didn't get a give a way copy!
I showed it to my Cowboy who started naming off people that would love this book. Our former music minister, our friends husband who is a music minister, our children's former piano teacher. The list goes on and on.
And even the very none musical folks like me. (In face I intend to be really selfish and keep this one myself!) I know that Amy Wyatt who is the hostess for Then Sings My Soul Saturday and all her followers will love it.
This is a paper back book and the pages are printed to appear to be old and tattered. The edges are torn and are beautiful which cause the the book Then Sings My Soul Special Edition to look like a well worn and loved hymnal. The cover is really cool and I don't know if I can describe but behind the black printed words is a musical note. All of this makes it a lovely gift book.
From the publishers site:
Stories of the most favorite and beloved seasonal hymns of faith.
Don't look for a dry recounting of boring historical fact, the devotional-style stories in Then Sings My Soul show the emotion and drama behind the hymns of faith that have changed many lives throughout history. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories speak to the soul and add depth to a meaningful worship time with God through song.
Recounted are stories of the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful seasonal hymns and the people whose faith was affected by reading, hearing, and singing the songs.
· Includes words and music to each hymn
· Special, softcover, French flap cover design
· Ivory paper with brown ink
· Jagged edged paper, giving it a classic feel
· Complete with hymn index
· Use for devotionals, teaching illustrations, introductory remarks for song leaders and music ministers
I found a few places where you can purchase including:
Amazon and Christian Book (dot) com.
So if you've started Christmas shopping this is one I recommend you add to your list!