This best-selling and inspirational daily devotional is based on 366 of the greatest hymns of the Christian faith. In the Amazing Grace eBook, each day’s meditation features a carefully selected hymn, a related Scripture quotation, a devotional commentary, biographical facts about the hymn writer, related Bible verse references, several stanzas along with the chorus of each hymn, and a brief word of exhortation or encouragement. The inspirational stories the author tells will enhance your appreciation not only of the history of Christian song but of the Body of Christ through the ages.
The excellent organization of this eBook devotional make it useful for a variety of purposes. Helpful indices enable readers to locate hymns, Scripture references, and songwriters. The hymns are skillfully arranged according to themes selected for each month. The themes for February, for example, are God’s Love to Us, Our Love to God, and Love for Our Fellow-man. Under the first of these themes, we find such enduring hymns as Charles Wesley’s “Jesus, Lover of My Soul,” S. Trevor Francis’s ‘O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus,” and Charles H. Gabriel’s “My Savior’s Love.”
Proceeding through the year, one also finds hymns that relate to special times and seasons, such as Henry Alford’s “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” on November 22, during the Thanksgiving season. All of these features make Mr. Osbeck’s book both a sweet and meaningful devotional and a useful reference for finding music for all occasions.
Kenneth W. Osbeck taught for thirty-five years at Grand Rapids Baptist School of the Bible and Music and at Grand Rapids Baptist College. He also served as music director for Children's Bible Hour, Radio Bible Class, and several churches. He is the author of several books, including Hallelujah, What a Savior! 101 Hymn Stories and Joy to the World.