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101 Hymn Stories PDF Book By Kenneth W. Osbeck

101 Hymn Stories

  • Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck
  • ISBN Code: : 9780825493270
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 779 Readers
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Books Synopsis

"Hymn singing reflects a congregation's spiritual vitality and their response to God's grace.

101 More Hymn Stories PDF Book By Kenneth W. Osbeck

101 More Hymn Stories

  • Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck
  • ISBN Code: : 9780825493287
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Page : 327 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 326 Readers
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Books Synopsis

(Foreword by Cliff Barrows) More inspiring stories behind the hymns of past and contemporary favorites.

25 Most Treasured Gospel Hymn Stories PDF Book By Kenneth W. Osbeck

25 Most Treasured Gospel Hymn Stories

  • Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck
  • ISBN Code: : 9780825493317
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Page : 112 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 538 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Award-winning author Kenneth W. Osbeck tells the dramatic stories behind twenty-five gospel songs, including "The Old Rugged Cross"; "His Eye Is on the Sparrow"; and "Precious Lord, Take My Hand."

Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America PDF Book By Ace Collins

Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America

  • Author: Ace Collins
  • ISBN Code: : 0310866855
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 414 Readers
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Books Synopsis

From the moment the pilgrims landed on the shores of the New World, to the dark days following September 11, songs of faith have inspired, comforted, and rallied our beloved country. Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America describes the people, places, and events that have shaped the heart and soul of America. The stories behind these songs will fascinate you and bring new meaning and richness to special spiritual moments in the history of our nation. Discover how:§ “Faith of Our Fathers,” sung at Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s funeral, had its roots not with the pilgrims but with a Catholic fighting for the right to worship freely in Anglican England§ World events, from the downing of Flight 007 in Russian airspace to Desert Storm and September 11, propelled Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” § The author of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” lived the words “His truth is marching on” until the day she died§ Combining African rhythms and southern folk melodies, slaves brought Bible truths to life with songs such as “Roll, Jordan, Roll”The songs in this book have energized movements, illuminated dark paths, commemorated historic events, taken the message of freedom and faith across this nation and beyond, healed broken spirits, and righted wrongs. Their stories will make you proud of your heritage as you realize anew that in America, even one voice can make a lasting influence.

52 Hymn Stories Dramatized PDF Book By Kenneth W. Osbeck

52 Hymn Stories Dramatized

  • Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck
  • ISBN Code: : 9780825493379
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 772 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The purpose of these dramatized hymn stories is to encourage a rediscovery by God's people of the events that underly some of the great hymns of our spiritual heritage.

Be Still, My Soul PDF Book By Randy Petersen

Be Still, My Soul

  • Author: Randy Petersen
  • ISBN Code: : 141438842X
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 695 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Be Still, My Soul is a collection of 175 of the most popular hymns and the stories behind them. Many of these hymns were written out of incredible life experiences—from the heart cry of a repentant slave trader to the renewed hope of a survivor of attempted suicide. In this devotional you’ll discover the stories behind the songs we sing. You’ll experience the passion and joy contained in these hymns’ lyrics and melodies. In addition to the hymn stories, Be Still, My Soul includes the musical score, lyrics, and in-depth biographies of 12 of the most-prolific hymn writers, singers, and composers. Whether you are new to hymns or have cherished them for a long time, you’ll enjoy this illuminating book on the stories behind some of the most popular hymns you sing in worship.

The Stories of Hymns PDF Book By Fr. George William Rutler

The Stories of Hymns

  • Author: Fr. George William Rutler
  • ISBN Code: : 1682780244
  • Publisher : Sophia Institute Press
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 688 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Hymns are more than beautiful musical compositions; they provide us with a heightened language for praising and speaking to God, all while teaching us theology that reflects both the depth and complexity of Our Lord. Sacred hymns in our day have given way to “fifth-rate poetry set to fourth-rate music,” as C.S. Lewis once remarked. At times, the music used in worship can make us feel as though the culture is usurping the Church rather than being transfigured by it. There is a clear and present need to resurrect those distinctively different songs with a distinctively different vocabulary for people who want to live distinctive lives as followers of Christ. In these pages, Fr. George William Rutler introduces and reflects upon dozens of the greatest hymns written from the earliest years of the Church through the Twentieth Century. The text and composition of each hymn is included, as well as inspiring accounts of their authors and composers, fascinating stories and historical events connected with them, and notes on the significant contributions each one made to theology and music. Fr. Rutler has recovered here a rich musical legacy that will help us to give glory to our God who is Lord of all.

Then Sings My Soul PDF Book By Robert J. Morgan

Then Sings My Soul

  • Author: Robert J. Morgan
  • ISBN Code: : 0785236562
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 290 Readers
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Books Synopsis

A year of journaling inspiration through the most beloved hymns, based the bestselling Then Sings My Soul series. Pastor 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. Hymns speak to our soul and add depth and meaning as we worship God through song. This year-long devotional journal shares the emotion behind the hymns of faith that have changed many lives throughout history — not only the people whose faith led them to write these wonderful hymns but also the people whose faith has been transformed by reading, hearing, and singing the songs. Designed to be personally reflective and inspire prayer, each week-long experience allows readers to experience the hymn through: reflection questions prayer prompts journaling space historic quotes the actual hymn with music and lyrics its historical background Draw near to God and deepen your prayer life as you make your way through these 52 hymns that center around the theme of joyous prayer in the Then Sings My Soul Prayer Journal.

Free Book PDF Book By Brian Tome

Free Book

  • Author: Brian Tome
  • ISBN Code: : 1418588652
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 900 Readers
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Books Synopsis

"I am a fanatic about freedom. And I'm fanatical about coming at you hard in this book." Maybe you're not as free as you think you are. Even worse, you may have been duped into believing that a "balanced" life is the key to happiness (it isn't) or that a relationship with God is about layering on rules and restrictions (nope). Whether it’s media-fueled fear, something a parent or teacher said that you just can’t shake, or even the reality of dark spiritual forces bent on keeping you down, something is holding you back from the full-on freedom God intends for you. The Bible says, "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." Not fear. Not guilt. Not morality. Freedom. You can have the sort of joy you thought only kids could have. The day of freedom is here.

The Ministry of Music PDF Book By Kenneth W. Osbeck

The Ministry of Music

  • Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck
  • ISBN Code: : 9780825496769
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 551 Readers
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Books Synopsis

A practical handbook on music and its application in local church ministry. Widely used as a textbook in Bible schools.

Then Sings My Soul Book 3 PDF Book By Robert Morgan

Then Sings My Soul Book 3

  • Author: Robert Morgan
  • ISBN Code: : 0849949726
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 152 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The long-awaited third installment! In 2003, Robert Morgan released what would become a future classic for over a million readers, a unique book entitled Then Sings My Soul. This collection of the world’s greatest hymns and the stories behind them stirred an entire generation to better understand the heritage of our faith through song. Now, in the long-awaited third volume of this series, Morgan expands his material to include the great history of worship, the first biblical hymns, biographical sketches of the most interesting composers, and almost 60 generations of hymn singing. The new book also includes a collection of the greatest hymns you’ve never heard, with lead-sheets included. All of this is in addition to even more standard hymns and the stories of the composers behind them. Morgan’s conclusion guides the reader into enjoying all of God’s music, blending the old and the new into a symphony of praise that keeps the worship alive for a new generation.

52 Bible Characters Dramatized PDF Book By Kenneth W. Osbeck

52 Bible Characters Dramatized

  • Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck
  • ISBN Code: : 9780825493362
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 275 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Presents the stories of fifty-two Bible characters through short monologues.

Amazing Grace PDF Book By Kenneth W. Osbeck

Amazing Grace

  • Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck
  • ISBN Code: : 9780825493522
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 549 Readers
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Books Synopsis

This revised best-seller is an inspiring daily devotional based on 366 great hymns of the faith. It contains a portion of each hymn along with Scripture readings, meditations, and practical applications.

Devotional Warm-Ups for the Church Choir PDF Book By Osbeck, Kenneth W.

Devotional Warm-Ups for the Church Choir

  • Author: Osbeck, Kenneth W.
  • ISBN Code: : 0825444233
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Page : 96 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 458 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Now in a new edition! Just as the ministry of preaching requires preparation of the heart and mind of the minister, so to do choir members need to prepare their hearts and voices to be attuned to the work of the Holy Spirit through them. Leading music minister Ken Osbeck provides devotionals that adapt easily for use as preparation of heart and soul in rehearsals or just before the choir performance. Each "warm up" includes a scripture reading, an applied devotional reading, a pertinent idea for group discussion and engagement, a suggestion for group singing, a meditative prayer, and a final take-away thought.

52 Hymn Stories Dramatized PDF Book By Kenneth W. Osbeck

52 Hymn Stories Dramatized

  • Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck
  • ISBN Code: : 9780825493379
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Page : 176 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 357 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The purpose of these dramatized hymn stories is to encourage a rediscovery by God's people of the events that underly some of the great hymns of our spiritual heritage.

The Complete Book of Hymns PDF Book By William Petersen,Ardythe Petersen

The Complete Book of Hymns

  • Author: William Petersen,Ardythe Petersen
  • ISBN Code: : 9781414331409
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Page : 704 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 760 Readers
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Books Synopsis

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!

Our Hymns, Our Heritage PDF Book By David Leeman,Barbara Leeman

Our Hymns, Our Heritage

  • Author: David Leeman,Barbara Leeman
  • ISBN Code: : 0802473849
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Page : 288 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 336 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Our Hymns, Our Heritage encourages a love and appreciation for the church’s hymns—a significant way to pass the Christian faith from generation to generation. The book features music and lyrics for 121 hymns that every person should know, drawn from a cross-section of styles, themes, and historical eras. The hymns are divided into sections based on the church year, God’s nature and attributes, and our responses to Him. Each hymn is presented on single book spread—the left-hand page gives a brief biography of the text’s author and the melody’s composer as well as a devotional summary to aid singing with understanding. The right-hand page is hymnal-like with the music and stanzas for simple playing and singing. Our Hymns, Our Heritage can be used by parents and educators alike to instill a life-long love for the richness and beauty of hymns.

52 Bible Characters Dramatized PDF Book By Kenneth W. Osbeck

52 Bible Characters Dramatized

  • Author: Kenneth W. Osbeck
  • ISBN Code: : 9780825493362
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 830 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Presents the stories of fifty-two Bible characters through short monologues.

Comfort the Grieving PDF Book By Paul Tautges

Comfort the Grieving

  • Author: Paul Tautges
  • ISBN Code: : 0310519349
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Page : 128 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 939 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Until the end of time, when the curse of sin is finally removed, suffering will be a large part of the human experience and a large part of that suffering will be walking through the painful reality of death. 'Death,' writes Paul Tautges, 'provides a natural opportunity not only for ministry to others, but also for personal growth in ministers.' Those who shepherd others through the pain and loss that accompanies death should seek to offer wise and biblical counsel on these precious and painful occasions. This book is a treasure chest of pastoral theology that will equip you to reach out to those who grieve with the Christ-centered comfort of God rooted in the gospel. The theological foundation espoused here, as well as the numerous practical helps that are included, will help any servant of the Lord to point the hearts and minds of the bereaved to the 'man of sorrows' who is 'acquainted with grief' (Isaiah 53:3). The Practical Shepherding series of booklets provides pastors and ministry leaders with advice and practical help to do the work of pastoral ministry in a local church. In Comfort Those Who Grieve, experienced pastor Paul Tautges offers readers a guide to comforting those dealing with death through the hope of the gospel.

Gracia and Gentil Vol 3 PDF Book By Mugerwa Paul

Gracia and Gentil Vol 3

  • Author: Mugerwa Paul
  • ISBN Code: : 9970870041
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Page : 234 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 770 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Borrowing from the Hebraic tradition of psalmody, latter Christian music composers and musicians derived their songs and hymns from their faith experiences with God and the community. Apart from their melodious distinctiveness, and the universal application of the lyrics, the respective backgrounds of these hymns make them more relevant and more applicable to our present day situations. The selection of Church hymns in this Global Edition include globally popular songs from: Seventh-Day Adventists Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, Catholics, Presbyterians, Lutherans, and Pentecostal Churches.

Faith Reads: A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction PDF Book By David Rainey

Faith Reads: A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

  • Author: David Rainey
  • ISBN Code: : 1591588472
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Page : 388 pages
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reviews : 865 Readers
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Books Synopsis

At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

The Words that Inspired the Dreams PDF Book By Caron Chandler Loveless

The Words that Inspired the Dreams

  • Author: Caron Chandler Loveless
  • ISBN Code: : 9781451604788
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 251 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 745 Readers
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Books Synopsis

A collection of inspirational stories of people who were inspired to new dreams and heights by a few influential words that allowed them to help reach for their dreams It's amazing what a few choice words can do... What difference can a few choice words make to a life? Open the pages of this delightful book and take an adventure into the amazing lives of people who were inspired to new dreams and new heights by a few influential words. And with each page, you'll gain new visions of what your words can mean to others, and you'll come back to the heroes and heroines of this book again and again. This is a book you'll want to read and give to anyone who aspires to inspiring dreams.

Music in the Church PDF Book By Shirley R. Smith

Music in the Church

  • Author: Shirley R. Smith
  • ISBN Code: : 1480899429
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Page : 114 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 578 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Chronicling the professional and spiritual walk of a church musician, Music in the Church not only follows author Shirley R. Smith’s personal journey, but it also offers relational and musical tools for the position of church musician. This memoir recounts her life as a child through high school, covers her years of education relating to her vocation, and describes the music ministry positions she’s held. In addition, she offers her thoughts on approaches to programming in the church, aspects of effective worship planning, and present-day life through the eyes of a pandemic-induced lockdown and vocational plans for reentry. A memoir, Music in the Church expresses Smith’s sincere hope that God’s faithfulness reflected a positive spirit on the lives of others, bringing them joy and confidence in the promise of God’s salvation and love. She hopes others draw closer to God and discover new and refreshing ideas on the presentation of music in the church and the importance of healthy relationships within those walls.

Through the Christian Year with Charles Wesley PDF Book By Murray R. Adamthwaite

Through the Christian Year with Charles Wesley

  • Author: Murray R. Adamthwaite
  • ISBN Code: : 1498237568
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Page : 286 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 868 Readers
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Books Synopsis

In a time when Charles Wesley's hymns, and even his name, are slowly fading from the purview of many Christians, this book is intended to recover the precious heritage of our past, and to bring to the reader's attention a sample of the massive body of Christian verse which that genius composed throughout his life. The main body of the book is a selection of well known, lesser known, and unknown hymns and Psalm paraphrases, intended for devotional use and for teaching the basic Christian doctrines. These selections are arranged around the Christian year, as is appropriate, since Wesley was and remained a devout Anglican. Associated essays give a biographical outline of Wesley's life and ministry, analyze his verse, explore the sources of his music, and discuss various theological and devotional issues which arise from his hymns. With this volume goes the prayer that it will be used of God to recover Scriptural worship "in reverence and holy fear," appreciate his poetry, foster humble piety, promote doctrinal awareness, and to love and serve the same God of all grace and Christ of redemption whom it was Wesley's delight to serve.

The New Worship PDF Book By Barry Wayne Liesch

The New Worship

  • Author: Barry Wayne Liesch
  • ISBN Code: : 1585580848
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 624 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Shows pastors how to balance new worship ideas with the traditional while focusing on the purpose of praise and fellowship.

Daily Strength for Men PDF Book By Chris Bolinger

Daily Strength for Men

  • Author: Chris Bolinger
  • ISBN Code: : 1424557542
  • Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 771 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. Psalm 28:7 NIV Men face challenges to their faith at work and at home. Daily Strength for Men offers a daily dose of wisdom for men who seek to draw strength from God’s Word. Each devotional covers two days, offering flexibility and freedom to contemplate the message in depth. You will find:a reading that applies to your lifeinspirational Bible verses from the Old Testamentcontextual Bible passages and related Scripturesquestions for reflection and application, andan uplifting prayer. Daily Strength for Men will equip you to walk faithfully with God—the source of your strength.

Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music PDF Book By W. K. McNeil

Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music

  • Author: W. K. McNeil
  • ISBN Code: : 1135377073
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 512 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 811 Readers
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Books Synopsis

The Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music is the first comprehensive reference to cover this important American musical form. Coverage includes all aspects of both African-American and white gospel from history and performers to recording techniques and styles as well as the influence of gospel on different musical genres and cultural trends.

The Longer-Lasting Inspirational Bathroom Book PDF Book By W. B. Freeman

The Longer-Lasting Inspirational Bathroom Book

  • Author: W. B. Freeman
  • ISBN Code: : 0446560219
  • Publisher : FaithWords
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 267 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Short, pithy pieces--including stories, jokes, little-known facts, brief biographies, quotes, word puzzles, and quizzes--offer fascinating information for anyone with a few minutes to spare. Readers will find that not only are they learning something, they're being uplifted by the entertaining trivia, heartwarming stories, and humorous anecdotes.

One Nation Under God PDF Book By James P. Moore, Jr.

One Nation Under God

  • Author: James P. Moore, Jr.
  • ISBN Code: : 030742376X
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 415 Readers
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Books Synopsis

In this highly original approach to the history of the United States, James Moore focuses on the extraordinary role that prayer has played in every area of American life, from the time of the first settlers to the present day and beyond. A stirring chronicle of the spiritual life of a nation, One Nation Under God shows how the faith of Americans—from the founding fathers to corporate tycoons, from composers to social reformers, from generals to slaves—was an essential ingredient in the formation of American culture, character, commerce and creed. One Nation Under God brings together the country’s hymns, patriotic anthems, arts, and literature as a framework for telling the story of the innermost thoughts of the people who have shaped the United States we know today. Beginning with Native Americans, One Nation Under God traces the prayer lives of Quakers and Shakers, Sikhs and Muslims, Catholics and Jews, from their earliest days in the United States through the advent of cyberspace, the aftermath of 9/11, and the 2004 presidential election. It probes the approach to prayer by such diverse individuals as Benjamin Franklin, Elvis Presley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Martha Graham, J. C. Penney, Mary Pickford, Cesar Chavez, P. T. Barnum, Jackie Robinson, and Christopher Columbus. It includes every president of the United States as well as America’s farmers, clergy, immigrants, industrialists, miners, sports heroes, and scientists. One Nation Under God shows that without prayer, the political, cultural, social, and even economic and military history of the United States would be vastly different from what it is today. It engages in a thoughtful, timely examination of the modern debate over public prayer and how the current approach to prayer bears deep roots in the philosophies of the country’s founding fathers, a subject which remains distinct from the debate over church and state.

Liberation, (De)Coloniality, and Liturgical Practices PDF Book By Becca Whitla

Liberation, (De)Coloniality, and Liturgical Practices

  • Author: Becca Whitla
  • ISBN Code: : 3030526364
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Page : 264 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 834 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Becca Whitla uses liberationist, postcolonial, and decolonial methods to analyze hymns, congregational singing, and song-leading practices. By way of this analysis, Whitla shows how congregational singing can embody liberating liturgy and theology. Through a series of interwoven theoretical lenses and methodological tools—including coloniality, mimicry, epistemic disobedience, hybridity, border thinking, and ethnomusicology—the author examines and interrogates a range of factors in the musical sphere. From beloved Victorian hymns to infectious Latin American coritos; congregational singing to radical union choirs; Christian complicity in coloniality to Indigenous ways of knowing, the dynamic praxis-based stance of the book is rooted in the author’s lived experiences and commitments and engages with detailed examples from sacred music and both liturgical and practical theology. Drawing on what she calls a syncopated liberating praxis, the author affirms the intercultural promise of communities of faith as a locus theologicus and a place for the in-breaking of the Holy Spirit.

A Reader in Ecclesiology PDF Book By Bryan P. Stone

A Reader in Ecclesiology

  • Author: Bryan P. Stone
  • ISBN Code: : 1317187008
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 296 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 411 Readers
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Books Synopsis

This Reader presents a diverse and ecumenical cross-section of ecclesiological statements from across the twenty centuries of the church's existence. It builds on the foundations of early Christian writings, illustrates significant medieval, reformation, and modern developments, and provides a representative look at the robust attention to ecclesiology that characterizes the contemporary period. This collection of readings offers an impressive overview of the multiple ways Christians have understood the church to be both the 'body of Christ' and, at the same time, an imperfect, social and historical institution, constantly subject to change, and reflective of the cultures in which it is found. This comprehensive survey of historical ecclesiologies is helpful in pointing readers to the remarkable number of images and metaphors that Christians have relied upon in describing the church and to the various tensions that have characterized reflection on the church as both united and diverse, community and institution, visible and invisible, triumphant and militant, global and local, one and many. Students, clergy and all interested in Christianity and the church will find this collection an invaluable resource.

Inspiring Thoughts to Jump-Start Your Day PDF Book By Simeon Rosete

Inspiring Thoughts to Jump-Start Your Day

  • Author: Simeon Rosete
  • ISBN Code: : 1479611530
  • Publisher : TEACH Services, Inc.
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 158 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Author Simeon Rosete is an experienced speaker and pastor, who has gathered together a collection of resources mixed with new, never-before-seen inspirational, educational, entertaining, and Bible-based thoughts. This book is a treasure trove that contains a wide variety of materials for personal daily devotions. It is also a good source for teachers, pastors, and speakers who are searching for materials to use in the classroom, newsletters, or sermons. These stories and quotations are emotionally inspiring, wisdom-filled, thought-provoking, heart-warming, healthful, witty, fun, and spiritually uplifting. Much of the material is spiritually challenging to the reader on a personal level, and most include a short biblical discussion, Bible scripture quotations, and applications for life. These will brighten your day, challenge you to become a better person, teach you life lessons, and encourage you on your journey through life.

Text Message PDF Book By Oliver D Crisp,Ian Stackhouse

Text Message

  • Author: Oliver D Crisp,Ian Stackhouse
  • ISBN Code: : 0718842634
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Page : 262 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 362 Readers
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Books Synopsis

Preaching has fallen on hard times with many questioning its relevance and even its validity as a New Testament practice. This symposium of specially commissioned essays draws together an international team of thirteen scholars and pastors to address theimportance of textual preaching in the history and life of the early church, the historic church, and the contemporary church. Contributions include essays on Old Testament preaching; preaching in Eastern Orthodoxy; gender-sensitive preaching; and preaching in the theology of Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It also includes essays on a range of homiletical challenges that textual preaching raises for the contemporary preacher, including genre, preaching without notes, inhabiting the text, and preaching without platitudes. A final reflection by Dave Hansen on the state of textual preaching rounds out the collection. The preaching of the gospel stands at the heart of Christian praxis. These essays make a vital contribution to the recovery of the importance of preaching, focused on the text of Scripture. Written with an eye to the pastor and practitioner as well as those in the pews and in the classroom, this is a book that is appealing to a wide range of readers.

Our Greatest Treasure PDF Book By Cy Mersereau

Our Greatest Treasure

  • Author: Cy Mersereau
  • ISBN Code: : 1486602010
  • Publisher : Word Alive Press
  • Page : 152 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 596 Readers
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Is the Bible a trustworthy document, or is it filled with errors and contradictions as claimed by the skeptics? In Our Greatest Treasure, we examine the evidence. Less than two centuries ago, many scholars argued convincingly that the Hittites never existed, even though they are mentioned in the Bible more than fifty times. The unearthing of their massive library in Turkey has revealed an advanced civilization that once rivalled both Egypt and Assyria. Not many years ago, Ahab’s house of ivory was considered impossible, but not now. His wife, Jezebel, was dismissed as a fictional character inserted into the text to arouse interest, but the recent discovery of her signet ring with her name clearly discernible has silenced the critics. At one time, historians were convinced that Gallio in Acts 18 never existed, but the spade of the archaeologists has uncovered his name, his position as Proconsul of Achaia, and even the time of his service in Corinth. Men and women from both distant times and the present have had their lives transformed by the message of the Bible. Many of the people, places, and events found in the Bible are found in no other literature, and their details have been documented as being authentic by historical and archaeological research. The Bible is not buried treasure. It is open to all who will access its sacred pages. The Bible is indeed Our Greatest Treasure.

AGAINST ALL ODDS PDF Book By OLA ABODERIN

AGAINST ALL ODDS

  • Author: OLA ABODERIN
  • ISBN Code: : 1496978625
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 226 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 609 Readers
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You never know how strong you are until you rouse the champion in you! AGAINST ALL ODDS is a collection of real-life stories of men and women, who through determination, perseverance, positive thinking and faith in God, turned adversities that should have made them nonentities to opportunities that made them celebrities In Against All Odds, you’ll discover, among other riveting narratives, how George Washington Carver overcame chronic disease, deprivation, and discrimination to become a remarkable scientist and renowned inventor; Elizabeth Blackwell rose above gender bias and fierce opposition to become the first woman to earn a degree in medicine; Abraham Lincoln became a celebrated lawyer, legislator, and president despite his prolonged battle with depression, defeat, and distress; Fanny Crosby, the blind girl from a backwater town, became the most prolific hymn writer in history; Harriet Tubman overcame the horrors of a turbulent and traumatic childhood to liberate herself from the bondage of slavery and helped to rescue many other slaves from the captivity of their cruel masters; Ben Carson successfully battled mediocrity and low self-esteem to change his reputation from being the “dumbest student” in the class to being one of the most brilliant doctors in the world.

Masters of Preaching PDF Book By Ray E. Atwood

Masters of Preaching

  • Author: Ray E. Atwood
  • ISBN Code: : 0761862072
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Page : 484 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 507 Readers
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In this follow-up work, Father Ray E. Atwood examines the lives, theologies, and preaching examples of the Church’s greatest preachers. This book tells the story, in biographical form, of Catholic preaching from the Old Testament through today, concluding with the homilies of our present Holy Father, Benedict XVI.

LETS HAVE LUNCH WITH GOD AND LISTEN PDF Book By Dan Dawson

LETS HAVE LUNCH WITH GOD AND LISTEN

  • Author: Dan Dawson
  • ISBN Code: : 1414004583
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Page : 282 pages
  • Genre : Reference
  • Reviews : 109 Readers
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The author Dan Dawson on many occasions was awaken in the middle of the night with information to put in this book, Jesus came and sat on the end of his hospital room bed for a talk, and he has been given many visions. The author has been given a burning desire to help fellow believers to not just know about God, but to know Him intimately. To hear His voice, be lead, comforted, taught, the Word revealed, and much more. For as it is found in the Word: John 8:47 "He who is of God hears the (Rhema) words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God. " That my friend is stingy! In this book you will find ways to encourage God to manifest Himself to you, to be aware of Jesus' presence, learn to use the test found in the word to separate the enemy's voice from God's, to find out what truly being save is, and much more. Scripture is written out for you in this book as you advance through its pages you will find it is totally grounded in the Word.

Prayer in America PDF Book By James P. Moore, Jr.

Prayer in America

  • Author: James P. Moore, Jr.
  • ISBN Code: : 0307550370
  • Publisher : Image
  • Page : 544 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 634 Readers
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A stirring chronicle of the spiritual life of a nation, Prayer in America shows how the faith of Americans—from the founding fathers to corporate tycoons, from composers to social reformers, from generals to slaves—was an essential ingredient in the formation of American culture, character, commerce, and creed. Prayer in America brings together the country’s hymns, patriotic anthems, arts, and literature as a framework for telling the story of the innermost thoughts of the people who have shaped the United States we know today. Beginning with Native Americans, Prayer in America traces the prayer lives of Quakers and Shakers, Sikhs and Muslims, Catholics and Jews, from their earliest days in the United States through the aftermath of 9/11, and the 2004 presidential election. It probes the approach to prayer by such diverse individuals as Benjamin Franklin, Elvis Presley, Frank Lloyd Wright, J. C. Penney, P. T. Barnum, Jackie Robinson, and Christopher Columbus. It includes every president of the United States as well as America’s clergy, immigrants, industrialists, miners, sports heroes, and scientists. Prayer in America shows that without prayer, the political, cultural, social, and even economic and military history of the United States would be vastly different from what it is today. It engages in a thoughtful, timely examination of the modern debate over public prayer and how the current approach to prayer bears deep roots in the philosophies of the country’s founding fathers, a subject which remains distinct from the debate over church and state.

Full Circle PDF Book By Kevin Kirkland,Howard Mc Ilveen

Full Circle

  • Author: Kevin Kirkland,Howard Mc Ilveen
  • ISBN Code: : 1317971213
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Page : 256 pages
  • Genre : Music
  • Reviews : 304 Readers
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When you read Full Circle: Spiritual Therapy for the Elderly, you’ll discover a brand new therapeutic approach—spiritual therapy—to treating elderly patients with cognitive disorders. This handy guide will assist you in starting your own renowned spiritually therapeutic program for dementia patients. Full Circle is a how-to book that will prove you can trigger emotional responses in an individual or group therapy session using the right spiritual cues. In the first ten pages of Full Circle, you’ll learn about the Spiritual Therapy Program and find the answers to general questions about how and where to establish the program. The remainder of Full Circle contains 80 thematic lesson plans for use in both group and individual sessions. The lessons are flexible and organized into lists to help you formulate the right agenda for individual dementia patients. Full Circle divides 70 themes into these easily accessible categories: Feelings: depression, anger, and shame Life Review: aging, children, and change Sensory: hearing, smell, and touch Special Occasions: Easter, Thanksgiving, and memories of Christmas Spiritual: forgiveness, heaven, and peace In addition, Full Circle has expanded units for higher-achieving seniors. You may also want to use the special notes, poetry, and quotations that are pinpointed within the appropriate specific theme for even more startling results. Full Circle's sophisticated approach to therapy will help you cater to the needs of the cognitively impaired elderly to trigger emotional responses and enhance overall quality of life.

Overcoming Apathy PDF Book By Uche Anizor

Overcoming Apathy

  • Author: Uche Anizor
  • ISBN Code: : 1433578832
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Page : 192 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 870 Readers
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For many Christians, apathy can feel inescapable. They experience a lack of motivation and a growing indifference to important things, with some even struggling to care about anything at all. This listlessness can spill over into our spiritual lives, making it difficult to pray, read the Bible, or engage in our communities. Have we resigned ourselves to apathy? Do we recognize it as a sin? How can we fight against it? In Overcoming Apathy, theology professor Uche Anizor explains what apathy is and gives practical, biblical advice to break the cycle. Inspired by his conversations with young Christians as well as his own experiences with apathy, Anizor takes a fresh look at this widespread problem and its effect on spiritual maturity. First, he highlights the prevalence of apathy in our culture, using examples from TV, movies, and social media. Next, he turns to theologians, philosophers, and psychologists to further define apathy. Finally, Anizor explores causes, cures, and healthy practices to boldly overcome apathy in daily life, taking believers from spiritual lethargy to Christian zeal. This short ebook is an excellent resource for those struggling with apathy as well as parents, mentors, and friends who want to support someone in need.