52 Hymn Stories Dramatized
DescriptionThese dramatized hymn stories add a new dimension to worship services and provide a vehicle for understanding the history of hymns and their authors.
The purpose of these dramatized hymn stories is to encourage a rediscovery by God's people of the events that underlie some of the great hymns of our spiritual heritage. To help Christians sing with understanding, Ken Osbeck has researches the history of many of our favorite hymns to discover what was happening in the lives of the writers at the time they were written.
Beginning with A Mighty Fortress and concluding with Wonderful Grace of Jesus in dramatic form, Osbeck tells the stories behind such well-known hymns as Amazing Grace, Because He Lives, Great Is Thy Faithfulness, How great Thou Art, O for a Thousand Tongues, and many more.
Calling upon anywhere from two readers to six or seven, Osbeck uses the format of a brief drama to reveal the salient facts behind the writing of 52 of the hymns we love to sing. With these brief sketches a song/worship leader can periodically feature a particular hymn by giving an interesting and informative presentation of its meaning and background. Using other people in the sketches a song/worship leader can periodically feature a particular hymn by giving an interesting and informative presentation of its meaning and background. Using other people in the sketches encourages participation on a larger scale. Here is a book that will enhance and enrich worship services and Sunday evening services alike.
Paperback - 174 Pages - Author: K. W. Osbeck