Sunday, January 15, 2012

Book Review: Then Sings My Soul, Book 3

A bit over a year ago, I reviewed a book called Then Sings My Soul, by Robert J. Morgan.  I loved it... and somehow had missed out on the fact that a second volume had come out (I will be looking for it!)

But when Then Sings My Soul Book 3 came up at Booksneeze, I knew I had to have it.

It is just as delightful as the first volume.

This book is split up into four sections.  The first is a history of hymns, with each section being a few pages talking about Biblical hymns or those from certain time periods or regions.

The bulk of the book is Part 2 -- with over fifty hymns each having a two- to three-page spread -- one page of text about the hymn, plus the printed music.  I love this, simply love it.  This works great as a devotional for my kids, and having the music makes it easy for me to use even if it is something I don't own a recording of.

Part 3 includes slightly longer stories for six hymns...  "Six Hymn Stories I Love to Tell" is the title of this section.  This includes some great stories, like the one behind "It Is Well with My Soul," or the story behind "How Great Thou Art," or the one behind "Jesus Loves Me."

The final section has to do with hymns use in private and public, which is interesting, but the rest of the book is what I love.

Like I said above, I will be buying Book 2...

Disclaimer: As a Booksneeze Blogger, I did receive this book for free from Thomas Nelson. No other compensation was received. For more about my take on reviews, visit my blog post here.


berrypatch said...

Good to know. I just requested this myself last night from Booksneeze. Now I'm looking forward to reading it even more.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

This is a great book review. Thanks for sharing. I'd really like your blog- feel free to stop by mine and enter my Family Friendly DVD give-away!!

Unknown said...

I do love these books. I just did my review too.

Amy B

Grapevine Di said...

What a great study! Thanks for sharing this books with us!