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.
These true, fascinating stories of the inspiration, heartache, trials, and faith that inspired some of the greatest Christmas carols, hymns, and popular songs will enrich the joy and celebration of the Christmas season.
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 Dogs 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.
This year, at least three different titles explore the origins of well-known
Christmas carols. Ace Collins's Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of
Christmas takes on more than 30 popular songs and hymns, from classics such as
"O Holy Night" and "Angels We Have Heard on High" to the contemporary
Christian hit "Mary, Did You Know?" Secular numbers such as "Jingle Bells" and
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" also get their due in this attractively
designed gift book. (Oct.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.