To God Be the Glory : 52 of the Greatest Song Stories Ever Told
Author: Lindsay Terry
The songs which are inspired by the Spirit of God are powerful tools that bring messages of hope, healing and happiness directly to His people. God has given us an exhortation in Colossians 3:16 which should be heeded by each of His children. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, with all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Throughout the centuries, God has entrusted men and women to bring Him adoration and thanksgiving through anointed music. The Bible contains a multitude of messages concerning the songs of praise to God.
One fact or characteristic concerning so many of the stories behind famous hymns, as well as contemporary praise and worship songs, is that they are born out of dark and gloomy situations in the lives of the authors. Into the shadows God sends rays of “sunlight” in the form of biblical lyrics and beautiful melodies which are later shared with Christians around the world. Thus, the Scripture presented with this book: Until the day break, and the shadows flee away. - Song of Solomon 2:17.
Some of these songs stories are humorous, some are very somber, some are incredibly intriguing, but all are true—true stories behind the greatest hymns and songs of praise of all time.
Publisher: AMG Publishers
118Pages / Publication Date: 20160926
Subject: REL012020-RELIGION / Christian Life / Devotional,
About The Author:
Lindsay Terry has been a song historian for more than 40 years and has written for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Dallas Morning News, the Tampa Tribune, the Charlotte Observer and a number of other periodicals. Lindsay has spoken in numerous national conferences, several college campuses, and in countless churches, and he has conducted radio and television interviews. Lindsay has nearly 40 books and resource manuals published. Two of his books have been used as college texts. He has recorded interviews with nearly 200 famous songwriters.
In addition to his writing, Lindsay has developed music ministries for some of the leading churches in America. He has also taught large Bible classes in those churches and for several years produced and managed a national radio ministry. He and his wife, Marilyn, have worked with children and teens as well as with college and young adult singles.
A native of Decatur, Alabama, Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Religious Education degree, and a Doctorate in Philosophy degree. He has two honorary degrees. Lindsay and his wife, Marilyn, an award winning artist with two art degrees, have two sons, Drs. Rex and Lance Terry, and one daughter, Mrs. Cliff
(Amy) Player. The Terrys have eight grandchildren, and now live on Anastasia Island, near St. Augustine, FL.