Book Review – Moby Dick…or The White Whale

Moby Dick.  What was I thinking?  To be honest, I wanted to see the movie “In The Heart Of The Sea” and thought it would be cool to read the book first.  The books are always better, right?  Well, it took me over 30 days to finish reading this classic piece of literature after I…

Book Review: Charity’s Cross

Do you moan and groan, complain and whine when your favorite fiction series ends?  You know you can always re-read them, but if you’re like me, you just prefer that they go on forever!  If that’s you, I can’t wait to introduce you to this new book from Mary Lu Tyndall, Charity’s Cross! I have…

Book Review: Three by Danny Jones

Southern Gospel Music doesn’t lack for humor.  Many have mastered the art of telling a good story and for the most part, folks enjoy a good laugh when they’re out at a concert.  We have favorite singers who we consider “funny,” comedians who make their livelihood from it and then there are those who have…

God Moments by: Debra Talley

If you are looking for a book that’s simple, enjoyable and deeply inspiring, God Moments In An Ordinary Life by Debra Talley would be the first one I would point you toward.  In the volume, Debra shares a wide variety of experiences from her life.  Not just the memorable moments that have occurred throughout her…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…