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by Bill Henderson

  • ISBN: 0743284739
  • Author: Bill Henderson
  • ePub ver: 1802 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Free Press; First Printing edition (March 28, 2006)
  • Formats: doc lrf lit mbr
  • Category: Art
  • Subcategory: Music
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Bill Henderson, founder of the Pushcart Prizes to honor works by small presses, has produced an inspirational book . Such hymns go to a source in us beyond our control and leave us overwhelmed with joy and recognition. Hey, I want to go sing hymns in Bill Henderson's church!

Bill Henderson, founder of the Pushcart Prizes to honor works by small presses, has produced an inspirational book that's gutsy and appropriately small. This is a smart, tough guy who once told a friend in a bar that he was fed up with preachers who describe God as a hair-trigger Sadist. This God doesn't make sense. 5 people found this helpful.

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Bill Henderson, a tough man with a gentle vision, found community and religious grace as a middle-aged .

Bill Henderson, a tough man with a gentle vision, found community and religious grace as a middle-aged man while lifting his voice in church. Someone slipped a note into his typewriter: "Only Joy," it read. He adopted that phrase as a motto for writing and for life.

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Such hymns go to a source in us beyond our control and leave us overwhelmed with joy and recognition.

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Suddenly, when words and music combine, I see, as in the tremendous line of "Amazing Grace" - "I was blind but now I se. On paper that line may not mean much. In song, it's almost more truth than I can bear to express. I rediscovered such a wallop when I sorted through my father's possessions after he died. In his cellar workshop I came across records he had made of himself and our family singing together.

Bill Henderson, founder of the Pushcart Prizes to honor works by small presses, has produced an inspirational book .

Bill Henderson, founder of the Pushcart Prizes to honor works by small presses, has produced an inspirational book that's gutsy and appropriately small. It's "Life Everlasting" vs. "Eternal Damnation," he muses. Hey, I want to go sing hymns in Bill Henderson's church! liberal thinker loving conservative hymns. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago.

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Documents the stories behind some of America's most revered hymns, in an account that shares the author's concerns about how hymn traditions are being compromised by modern hymn adaptations and traces his search for community and religious grace through hymn singing. 30,000 first printing.
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This is my second copy and I love the book. Was unprepared to receive a library copy which hadn't been described. It's o.k. but....
Mave
Bill Henderson, founder of the Pushcart Prizes to honor works by small presses, has produced an inspirational book that's gutsy and appropriately small.

This is a smart, tough guy who once told a friend in a bar that he was fed up with preachers who describe God as a hair-trigger Sadist. This God doesn't make sense. It's "Life Everlasting" vs. "Eternal Damnation," he muses. Then, Henderson asks his buddy in the bar, "Is this God a moron?"

Yet, somehow Henderson's odyssey takes him from that coarse skepticism to an appreciation of faith and hymns that prompts him to write: "Oh! When it hits! When a great old hymn reaches way down inside where you live: then the problem is not shall I sing, but can I sing at all. I choke up and stumble over words and notes. Nothing can mean so much as a classic hymn. Such hymns go to a source in us beyond our control and leave us overwhelmed with joy and recognition."

Hey, I want to go sing hymns in Bill Henderson's church!
lucky kitten
touching personal encounter with hymns as related to writer's personal experience. Had gumption to take on old chestnuts such as "Just As I Am" and Graham evangelism. Threw some new light on traditional hymns. Easy read I didn't put down.

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