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Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America [Hardcover]

By Ace Collins (Author)
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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.44" Width: 5.21" Height: 0.88"
Weight:   0.64 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 31, 2003
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310248795  
EAN  9780310248798  
UPC  025986248796  

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Item Description...
The real inspiration behind the composing of American hymns--and why they became so important to Americans in trying times.

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More About Ace Collins

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Citing his Arkansas heritage, Christy Award winning author Ace Collins defines himself as a storyteller. In that capacity, Ace has authored more than seventy books for twenty-five different publishers that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. His catalog includes novels, biographies, and children's works as well as books on history, culture, and faith. He has also been the featured speaker at the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted a network television special, and does college basketball play-by-play. Elk Lake Publishing continues to release new episodes of In The President's Service, a groundbreaking series that first hit the market in 2014. In addition to books, Ace has penned more than 2000 magazine features, appeared on every network morning television show, as well as CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and Fox. He also does scores of radio interviews each year. His speaking engagements have taken him from churches and corporations to America's Dog Museum in St. Louis and the National Archives in Washington, DC. Beyond normal writing circles, Ace has penned several production shows. He also speaks regularly to college classes on the art of writing. Ace's hobbies include sports, restoring classic cars and Wurlitzer jukeboxes, and running. He is the play-by-play voice for Ouachita Tiger basketball. Ace is married to the Chair of the Department of Education at Ouachita Baptist University, Dr. Kathy Collins. The couple lives in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and has two sons.

Ace Collins currently resides in Hillsboro, in the state of Texas.

Ace Collins has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Lije Evans Mysteries
  2. Semeia (Journal Issue)

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Stories behind the hymns  Aug 28, 2006
Wonderful little book, a joy to read about all the great hymns.
Doubts about the research of the book  Aug 16, 2006
In scanning the book's index, I was surprised that there was no reference to Fred Waring and his musical organization, the Pennsylvanians, and their relationship with "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Having been a member of the Pennsylvanians, I know for a fact that it was Waring and his choral arranger Roy Ringwald who are responsible for re-discovering this obscure Civil War hymn and featuring it on one of their Chesterfield Pleasure Time broadcasts in the early 1940's. Singlehandedly, Waring brought this stirring patriotic anthem to the public consciousness, and from that point on he featured "Battle Hymn" as the closing song in all of his live concerts. Yet, there is no hint that these accounts are even mentioned in the book, which makes me doubt the research done by the author. I will pass on purchasing it.
Interesting and Useful  Jun 27, 2006
The stories are accurate and interesting. There is no sheet music and I do not miss it. I have found the stories useful as fodder for comments I make when playing music for audiences. There are several other similar books, all good, but I sure wish there were a lot more by this author. There is one about Christmas music, but two are still not enough.

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