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Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas

Ace Collins

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Description:

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. The next time you and your family sing 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,' you'll have a new understanding of its message and popular roots. You'll discover how 'Angels from the Realms of Glory,' with its sublime lyrics and profound theology, helped usher in a quiet revolution in worship. You'll learn the strange history of the haunting and powerful 'O Holy Night,' including the song's surprising place in the history of modern communications. And you'll step inside the life of Mark Lowry and find out how he came to pen the words to the contemporary classic 'Mary, Did You Know?' Still other songs such as 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel' trace back to mysterious origins--to ninth-century monks, nameless clergy, and unknown commoners of ages past. Joining hands with such modern favorites as 'White Christmas' and 'The Christmas Song,' they are part of the legacy of inspiration, faith, tears, love, and spiritual joy that is Christmas. From the rollicking appeal of 'Jingle Bells' to the tranquil beauty of 'Silent Night,' the great songs of Christmas contain messages of peace, hope, and truth. Each in its own way expresses a facet of God's heart and celebrates the birth of his greatest gift to the world--Jesus, the most wonderful Christmas Song of all.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marc Cashman

Length:

4h 18m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:28


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:30


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:43


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:06