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

Zondervan / 1999 / Paperback

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Gospel songs such as "Amazing Grace" have blessed you for years, but once you discover the stories behind them, they become even more powerful! In Turn Your Radio On, Ace Collins reveals the remarkable circumstances that inspired the writing of your all-time favorites: "Just a Closer Walk with Thee," "Peace in the Valley," "It Is No Secret What God Can Do," "The Old Gospel Ship," "I'll Fly Away," and more. A great gift for music lovers! 256 pages, softcover, Zondervan.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310211530
ISBN-13: 9780310211532
UPC: 025986211530
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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.

Author Bio

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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    silver fox
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    Age: Over 65
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    Quality: 4
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    If you like southern gospel music you will love this book.
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    Betty Nelson
    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 the book. I knew some of them and those stories were very interesting. But when I did not know of the song or could not remember the words I finally gave up reading those stories. It made me wonder who edited this book and why they had not realized that there was a very large "hole" in the book that would leave readers unsatisifed and wishing they had not spent the money for the book.
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