Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Book Review: Then Sings My Soul, Book 3 by Robert Morgan

Then Sings My Soul, Book 3 by Robert Morgan tells the story behind some of the world's greatest hymns. This is the 3rd volume of hymns and in addition to more great hymns, the author also includes the
history of worship, some of the biblical hymns, and biographical information about some of the great composers.

The stories about the songs includes the words and music of those songs.

When I saw this book available for review from BookSneeze, I thought it sounded like a fun way of teaching my girls (and myself) more about some of the hymns we sing in church. So I flipped through, looking for hymns they would recognize. And I found few that *I* recognized, much less ones my children knew. If I played piano, or the book came with a CD, this might still have been a fun way to learn some new hymns, but since I don't, I decided just to read it myself and not try to use it with the children. I found the information interesting, but it wasn't a format that worked well for this busy mom as "pleasure reading". None of this is really a criticism of the book, it matches well with the description given, just didn't work for what I was wanting it for. That said, if you're interested in learning about some lesser-known (at least to me) hymns, and the history of hymns in general, this is a great book! I suspect that for someone like me, who has grown up singing hymns in church but is far from an expert on the genre, or music in general, the first book might have had more hymns I recognized.

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1 comment:

Monica said...

Well, since we grew up in the same kind of church, I guess I won't spring for that book either! hahaha