Turn Your Radio On: The Stories Behind Gospel Music's All-Time Greatest Songs

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Zondervan, Aug 30, 2009 - Music - 272 pages
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Turn Your Radio On tells the fascinating stories behind gospel music's most unforgettable songs, including "Amazing Grace," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," "He Touched Me," "I'll Fly Away," "Were You There?" and many more. These are the songs that have shaped our faith and brought us joy. You'll find out: What famous song traces back to a sailor's desperate prayer, What Bill Gaither tune was recorded by Elvis Presley in 1969 -- and won a Grammy, What song was born during a carriage ride through Washington, D.C., at the onset of the Civil War. Turn Your radio On is an inspiring journey through the songs that are part of the roots of our faith today.

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User Review  - Betty Nelson - Christianbook.com

I was so excited to read this book. The description sounded so inspiring. I was very disappointed, however, to find that the words to the songs written about in the short stories did not appear in ... Read full review

great book

User Review  - silver fox - Christianbook.com

If you like southern gospel music you will love this book. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Ace Collins is the writer of more than sixty books, including several bestsellers: Stories behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, The Cathedrals, and Lassie: A Dog’s Life. Based in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, He continues to publish several new titles each year, including a series of novels, the first of which is Farraday Road. Ace has appeared on scores of television shows, including CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, and Entertainment Tonight.

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