Well With My Soul:
Four Dramatic Stories of Great Hymn Writers
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Author: Rachael Phillips
Review by: Mark N. Aikins
Barbour Publishing's Heroes
of the Faith series found an able storyteller in Rachael
Phillips, a Christian writer and humorist whose talents as a
researcher and biographer are clearly on display in the book, Well
with My Soul. This work, suitable
for preteens on up, gives vivid life-portraits of four of Christendom's
most colorful and prolific hymn writers.
Horatio Spafford, whose intrepid efforts for Christ and His church during the era of D.L. Moody and the Great Chicago Fire, suffered the dark tragedy of losing four young daughters during their Atlantic crossing with his wife in the Ville du Havre disaster of 1873.
Phillips delves into
the wells of Spafford's emotions as he wrestled with this and
other spiritual challenges that resulted in such important hymn poems as
"It Is Well with My Soul."
But the inclusion of such blemishes is always seasoned by Phillips' compassion and charm with which she sums up her subjects' true greatness, namely their faith in a God of unfailing grace and providence. ____________________________
Other stories in this very readable volume tell about Phillip P. Bliss ("Hallelujah! What a Savior"), William Cowper ("God Moves in a Mysterious Way") and Frances Ridley Havergal ("Take My Life and Let It Be").
This book would be wonderful as supplemental reading during family times, and both educational and joyful material for hymn lovers everywhere. __________________________
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