Stories Behind the Songs and Hymns about Heaven (Hardcover)

By Ace Collins

Baker Books, 9780801094675, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

List Price: 14.99*
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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," "Heaven Came Down," "Victory in Jesus," and "I'll Fly Away." And behind every song about heaven is a story. So many were written amid circumstances of great personal pain on the part of the songwriter. And in sharing their story, we can find even more comfort in our own circumstances.

Award-winning author Ace Collins offers this collection of 30 inspiring 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. This book is perfect for those who love the stories behind the great hymns of the faith as well as anyone who has experienced loss, and pastors, hospice workers, and counselors will find it the perfect pass-along for the grieving.

About the Author

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 the National Archives Distinguished Lecture Series. The author of The Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas and The Stories Behind the Best-Loved Traditions of Christmas, Collins has appeared on every network's morning TV show and even hosted a television special. He lives in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, with his wife, Kathy.