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  • Jesus Music : A Visual Story Of Redemption As Told By Those Who Lived It

    $29.95

    A written and visual complement to the documentary film of the same name, The Jesus Music brings the history of a movement to life. Featuring Contemporary Christian Music artists across five decades, readers will experience the story that has united and changed the lives of people around the world.

    The Jesus Music: A Visual Story of Redemption as Told by Those Who Lived It shares that story: people creating something they wanted, something that never existed before. Written by music and film historian Marshall Terrill, the book accompanies a documentary film by award-winning directors Jon and Andy Erwin; this written and visual narrative of the genre features historic concerts and candid behind-the-scenes photographs throughout.

    The Jesus Music explores the history, evolution, and redemptive thread of Contemporary Christian music over the last fifty years as it spans the convergence of rock and roll, country, and gospel music. As CCM grows, readers will see California artists as much a part of hippie culture as Christian culture, religious-focused bands and songs denounced by some church leaders of the day, and best-selling artists who rose, and sometimes fell from fame, as they journey through the music and experience the often delicate balances between faith, fame, mission, and humanity as they relate to Christian music.

    The notable voices of Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Kirk Franklin, and TobyMac, as well as the stories of dozens of additional Christian artists, will hit all the right notes and explore:

    *The roots of the movement, spanning from Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash to Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, Hillsong United, and beyond.

    *The stories of pioneers in the genre, including Larry Norman, Lovesong, and Stryper

    *Insights into how history, culture, and technology shaped the Contemporary Christian music we hear on the radio today.

    *Examples of God’s steadfast love as He uses artists despite their human mistakes and shortcomings.

    *How the message of the music transforms lives and has impact beyond artistic expression.

    The Jesus Music is perfect for anyone looking to explore the history of the genre and discover how God can use us despite our flaws to impact the world.

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  • Jazz Blues And Spirituals

    $19.99

    “African American Spirituals . . . are the root of almost all American music, being the forebears of both the Blues – ?”music that expresses the burden of so-called ‘freedom’ and hardships of everyday life, and Jazz, America’s classical music,” writes Jazz vocalist and composer Ruth Naomi Floyd. “This work . . . shows the words of a Dutch man, a brilliant scholar, author, and cultural critic, who, as a youth, was drawn to African American music. . . . His prophetic insight on Christianity and the arts is profound.”

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  • 25 For 25

    $14.99

    Behind the music that has shaped and expressed a generation’s faith.

    Very few artists have impacted the faith of so many as Phillips, Craig and Dean has. For twenty-five years, the group has communicated God’s love through worship with some of the most well-liked inspirational music ever performed. In the pages of this book, you will now discover what the music has meant to them, the stories behind the songs, and how the music has touched so many lives. Your faith will also be impacted and deepened as you refresh your spirit with this music and find powerful messages of grace, love, and hope. God has shaped and used Phillips, Craig and Dean in amazing ways in their years of working together, and now you can have an inside view of God’s artistry through their music.

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  • To God Be The Glory

    $16.99

    The songs which are inspired by the Spirit of God are powerful tools that bring messages of hope, healing and happiness directly to His people. God has given us an exhortation in Colossians 3:16 which should be heeded by each of His children. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, with all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Throughout the centuries, God has entrusted men and women to bring Him adoration and thanksgiving through anointed music. The Bible contains a multitude of messages concerning the songs of praise to God. One fact or characteristic concerning so many of the stories behind famous hymns, as well as contemporary praise and worship songs, is that they are born out of dark and gloomy situations in the lives of the authors. Into the shadows God sends rays of “sunlight” in the form of biblical lyrics and beautiful melodies which are later shared with Christians around the world. Thus, the Scripture presented with this book: Until the day break, and the shadows flee away. – Song of Solomon 2:17. Some of these songs stories are humorous, some are very somber, some are incredibly intriguing, but all are true-true stories behind the greatest hymns and songs of praise of all time.

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  • 101 More Hymn Stories

    $18.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780825442834Kenneth OsbeckBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2013Publisher: Kregel Publications

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  • 101 Hymn Stories

    $17.99

    Now with a new cover! This book offers the inspiring true stories behind 101 of your favorite hymns. It is excellent for devotional reading, sermon illustrations, and bulletin inserts, as well as for historical or biographical research.

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  • Then Sings My Soul Special Edition

    $19.99

    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

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  • Then Sings My Soul Book 2

    $19.99

    Rob Morgan’s unmistakable talent for storytelling continues to help reacquaint people with the hymns of the faithful. With Then Sings My Soul, his goal was to keep traditional hymns vital and meaningful to all generations. Over 300,000 copies have been sold, and it’s still going strong!

    In Then Sings My Soul Book 2, don’t look for a recounting of boring stories. These devotional-style stories brim with emotion and drama about the people whose faith led them to write the hymns, and about the people whose lives were changed by them. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories speak to your soul and add depth and meaning as you worship God through the beauty of song.

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  • Then Sings My Soul

    $19.99

    The Favorite and Most Loved Hymn Stories!

    Rob Morgan’s inimitable style will help people reacquaint themselves with the hymns of the faithful. His goal is to keep these traditional hymns vital and meaningful to all generations.

    Don’t look for a dry recounting of boring stories. These devotional-style stories will show the emotion and drama behind the hymns of faith that have changed many lives throughout history — the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful hymns and the people whose faith was affected by reading, hearing, and singing the songs. Designed to be personally reflective, these stories will speak to your soul and add depth and meaning as you worship God through song.

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