Stories behind the Songs and Hymns about Heaven

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Behind every song is a story . . .

In times of doubt, fear, and loss, we turn to the songs and hymns that remind us that this world is not all there is--that what awaits us as followers of Jesus is a heavenly kingdom. Songs like "Face to Face," "Amazing Grace," "Victory in Jesus," and "I'll Fly Away" were written amid circumstances of great personal pain in the lives of the songwriters. In sharing their stories, we can find even more comfort in our own circumstances.

Award-winning author Ace Collins offers this collection of thirty inspiring true stories that provide hope for this world and insight into the next, painting a picture of eternal life filled with joy, peace, and happy reunions. Perfect for music lovers, pastors, hospice workers, counselors, and all of us who have lost someone we loved.

"This book is so captivating, and Ace is brilliant to have thought of putting together all of these extraordinary stories about the creation of these classic, beloved songs."--Barbara Mandrell

"Great songs endure the years because they are great songs, and behind every one there exists a story. In this book my friend and author hero Ace Collins presents the stories behind these uplifting hymns and spirituals."--Joe Bonsall, forty-six-year member of the Oak Ridge Boys and author of ten books


Ace Collins is the Christy Award-winning author of more than eighty books that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. He has written novels, biographies, and children's books, as well as books on history, culture, and faith, and has been the featured speaker at the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series. The author of Stories behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas and Stories behind the Great Traditions of Christmas, Collins has appeared on every network's morning TV show and even hosted a television special. He lives in Arkansas with his wife, Kathy.


Endorsements

"I have been a fan of Ace Collins's literary talent and creativity for many years. This book is so captivating, and Ace is brilliant to have thought of putting together all of these extraordinary stories about the creation of these classic, beloved songs."

Barbara Mandrell

"Great songs endure the years because they are great songs, and behind every one there exists a story. In this book my friend and author hero Ace Collins presents the stories behind these uplifting hymns and spirituals. From 'Swing Low, Sweet Chariot' to 'Beyond the Sunset,' Ace delivers in a writing style and manner that are both informative and a blessing to the reader."

Joe Bonsall, forty-six-year member of the Oak Ridge Boys and author of ten books

"Ace Collins has tackled many subjects through the decades as part of his amazing writing career. Now, he has really hit a home run with Stories behind the Songs and Hymns about Heaven. For those of us who grew up with these hymns, this book is especially enlightening and inspiring. Reading it makes me wish I were in a wooden church pew right now, singing as best I can."

Rex Nelson, senior editor, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


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    Ace Collins

    Ace Collins is the Christy Award-winning author of more than 80 books that have sold more than 2.5 million copies. He has written novels, biographies, and children's books, as well as books on history, culture, and faith, and has been the featured speaker at...

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