Monday, December 6, 2010

Then Sings My Soul

Then Sings My Soul by Robert Morgan, claims to be compiled of 150 hymns and stories about their authors and origins. However, I feel that to say that is what it is would be a lie. It is a compliment of 150 songs and their stories, but they are not all hymns, or Christian Hymns.

I most certainly would not recommend this book to anyone who was not an American with the inclusion of the patriotic songs, but overall it was a really good book. I loved learning some of the fun facts that go behind the songs. The book itself is beautiful, and I really liked the layout and presentation of it.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I am supposed to receive this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. But it never arrived (I’m hoping it will eventually, but I am writing my review from a copy I found elsewhere). I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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Worldview: Biblical
Target Audience: American Catholics?
Positive Elements: Really great historical facts. I also love that the sheet music and lyrics for the songs were included.
Inappropriate Language: None
Unbiblical Content: We are supposed to praise the Creator, not creation, and while I am an American, some patriotic songs just rub me the wrong way. Weren't the early Christians martyred because they refused to praise their country or king instead of God? Why must we do exactly what they were killed for not doing?
Other Negative Elements: Just the inclusion of the songs that were not Christian hymns.

1 comment:

  1. The reason I like it so much is because of the lyrics and song sheet! :) Honestly, I really didn't look at the patriotic songs. I stuck to the Christian ones. :( I most def. should of looked at them.