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Dianne Wilkinson – The Life And Times Of A Gospel Songwriter

The Life And Times Of A Gospel Songwriter by Dianne Wilkinson and Daniel Mount is an autobiographical work of one of Southern Gospel’s greatest writers – Dianne Wilkinson. Dianne has always been my favorite songwriter, so maybe I’m a little biased, but I think all would agree that without her pen, this music we so…

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Book Review: On The Other Side by Candy Christmas

The thought may have crossed your mind that Southern Gospel Music artists are like missionaries.  Instead of battling the mission fields of Africa or South America, these men and women fight on the front lines of home.  In churches, convention centers, festivals…and even under a bridge.  Wherever they are, they bring the message of Jesus…

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Bookshelf Update

Throughout the year I’ve been collecting more books about Southern Gospel Music, so it’s time to add to the list I’ve started!  (See INTRODUCTION for more SGM titles.)  So far, I have read two of the six books listed below, Hear My Heart and On the Other Side.  Both are a great reads and let…

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Midnight Meditations by Roger and Debbie Bennett

A week or so ago I opened my inbox to find some new e-mails. One titled “Remembering Roger,” an e-letter sent out by Legacy Five, caught my attention immediately. As I read down through the short memorial written by Scott Fowler, I was reminded of that man of strength, courage, and faith…Roger Bennett. This year…

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Trusting God To Get You Through – Jason Crabb

With the release of his first book, Trusting God To Get You Through, Jason Crabb finds yet another way to reach his audience – through the written word.  As Jason tells his story, he emphasizes the reason why he felt lead to write this book – because every person has a story, and they all…

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Hear My Heart by Sheri Easter

In her book, Hear My Heart, Sheri Easter, recording artist and author, shares her life story and battle through breast cancer.  In these pages, you will find what carried Sheri through that trial (and many others as well), a family’s love and her full dependence and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. At the young…

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Book Review: Stories Behind 50 Southern Gospel Favorites

Stories Behind 50 Southern Gospel Favorites (Volume 1) by Lindsey Terry is a collection of your favorite Southern Gospel songs and why they were written.  As Terry interviews the songwriters, you will get to know the writers who are working behind the scenes creating great gospel music, and learn what inspired such lyrical treasures.  Among…

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Book Review – The Price Of Freedom

The Price Of Freedom by Simon Ivascu and Wesley Pop is the captivating account of two young men’s escape from Communism. Simon and Wesley escaped their homeland of Romania for a chance at freedom…freedom to believe in Jesus Christ. These young men chose a very tough road to travel, one that could have very well…

Book Review – Songs In The Night

Songs In The Night By: Lauren Talley Introduction: In 2010, Lauren Talley released a brand new solo Cd, Songs In The Night.  At that time, a companion book was also published with the same title.  From this testimonial, we glean a firsthand account of her struggle with adrenal disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and her amazing…

The Southern Gospel Bookshelf – Introduction

It is my pleasure to introduce to my readers a new category on my blog ~ The Southern Gospel Bookshelf!  If you love to read, and like myself have often wondered, “where are all the books about Southern Gospel Music?” – this new feature should be able to point you in the right direction. The…