The third book in the “Then Sings My Soul” series. This book contains more than a few obscure hymns and ranges from the ancient to the very modern. There seems to be more “other” reference in this book than the previous books. (Information on hymn writing and history.)
I enjoyed the first book more than I enjoyed this one. Maybe that is always going to be the case with such things. I also found this book to be less devotionally motivated and more informative about the hymn writing process. I cannot say that hearing the story behind “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” makes it any more worshipful. In fact, the backstory to that one makes the hymn feel more flat. (“I decided to write a hymn!” Wow. Really? Good for you, I suppose.)
Of course, the book looks nice. It is a nice coffee table book or generic gift book. But if you’re looking for something soul stirring, look elsewhere.
BookSneeze provided me a free copy of this book for review.