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Stories Behind the Best-loved Songs of Christmas

Stories Behind the Best-loved Songs of Christmas

(2005)
(A book in the Stories Behind series)
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Behind the Christmas songs we love to sing lie fascinating stories that will enrich your holiday celebration. Taking you inside the nativity of over thirty favorite songs and carols, Ace Collins introduces you to people you've never met, stories you've never heard, and meanings you'd never have imagined. The next time you and your family sing 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,' you'll have a new understanding of its message and popular roots. You'll discover how 'Angels from the Realms of Glory,' with its sublime lyrics and profound theology, helped usher in a quiet revolution in worship. You'll learn the strange history of the haunting and powerful 'O Holy Night,' including the song's surprising place in the history of modern communications. And you'll step inside the life of Mark Lowry and find out how he came to pen the words to the contemporary classic 'Mary, Did You Know?' Still other songs such as 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel' trace back to mysterious origins--to ninth-century monks, nameless clergy, and unknown commoners of ages past. Joining hands with such modern favorites as 'White Christmas' and 'The Christmas Song,' they are part of the legacy of inspiration, faith, tears, love, and spiritual joy that is Christmas. From the rollicking appeal of 'Jingle Bells' to the tranquil beauty of 'Silent Night,' the great songs of Christmas contain messages of peace, hope, and truth. Each in its own way expresses a facet of God's heart and celebrates the birth of his greatest gift to the world--Jesus, the most wonderful Christmas Song of all.

Genre: Inspirational
 
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Hardback Editions

September 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas
Author(s): Ace Collins
ISBN: 0-310-23926-5 / 978-0-310-23926-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zondervan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas (Inspirio/Zondervan Miniature Editions)
Author(s): Ace Collins
ISBN: 0-7624-2112-6 / 978-0-7624-2112-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Running Press Miniature Editions
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October 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Stories Behind the Best Loved Songs of Christmas
Author(s): Ace Collins
ISBN: 0-310-80757-3 / 978-0-310-80757-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zondervan Publishing House
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas
Author(s): Ace Collins
ISBN: 0-310-26448-0 / 978-0-310-26448-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zondervan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2008 : UK Audio edition
Title: Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas
Author(s): Ace Collins
Publisher: Zondervan
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas
Author(s): Ace Collins
ISBN: 0-310-29352-9 / 978-0-310-29352-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zondervan
Availability: Amazon CA   

November 2008 : USA Audio CD
Title: Stories Behind the Best-loved Songs of Christmas
Author(s): Ace Collins
ISBN: 1-223-05595-7 / 978-1-223-05595-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Zondervan
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas
Author(s): Ace Collins
Publisher: Zondervan
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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