Stories of the Hymns – Volume 1 (DIGITAL AUDIO BOOK)

Stories of the Hymns – Volume 1 (DIGITAL AUDIO BOOK)


This book of stories will bring to life and give new perspective on the origin stories behind 41 of the most well know Christian Hymns. This is not a music book but it is a story book with inspirational stories that dive deeper into how the authors and composers wrote some of the most iconic hymns that cross denominations and religions. Many who have read the book have compared these stories to those used by well known radio host, Paul Harvey because of the impactful message at the end of each story.

The stories are written to be 3-6 minutes and work perfectly for using as a spiritual thought to start a class or meeting. Once you read these stories you will forever look at many of these songs differently and sing them with greater intent. We hope each story bring greater meaning to your worship.

The book makes a fantastic gift for anyone who loves music and the hymns.

217 pages. Language: English. The audio book run time is 4 hours 4 minutes and read by the Author, Glenn Rawson.


This is the full Digital Audio Book for the bestselling book “Stories of the Hymns Volume 1”.

Read by the author Glenn Rawson

Run time: 4 hours and 4 minutes

What started as a simple idea with the hope of sharing a few thousand books turned into something that the authors never expected. The first 5,000 copies of the book were sold before they were ever delivered from the printer. An additional 7,2000 copies were ordered in hopes that they would arrive in time for Thanksgiving. These books arrived a few days before Thanksgiving and completely sold out early on Black Friday. An additional 10,000 copies were ordered and arrived just in time for Christmas.

We approached this book with the goal of sharing the stories of those who wrote the music and/or lyrics with the idea of having the “story” have what some have called “Paul Harvey Gothcha” at the end of the story. Our hopes were that this book could inspire and build faith and we are thrilled with the reviews we continue to receive from members of all Christian denominations. We are grateful that this work has been something that a teacher in nearly any Christian church can use to share with their congregation and hope that it will be a tool to help build faith in Christ.

When you order this digital only version of the book you will receive:

1- An email with a link to download the MP3 Audio Book

2- A link to the full PDF version of the book that you can use to follow along with the audio or read on your device.

This NEW book of stories is the result of 1000+ hours of research to find the stories behind the inspiration for many of the most well know Christian hymns. This is not a piano music book but is a story book that can be used to share inspirational messages with others. If you’ve ever wondered about the circumstances for the origin of songs like Amazing Grace, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Nearer My God to Thee, America the Beautiful and more, this book will help provide insights into the music and the creation of the song. 
These stories of Sacred Hymns will allow you to better understand and connect with the music at a deeper level. The stories shared in this book have been researched and are true based on the sources we could find. There is always the challenge of mortal memory, inaccurate interpretations and faulty documents, but we have done the best we could to cross-reference and check the facts.
It is our hope and prayer that that these stories will strengthen and affirm your faith and that of others, that it will draw you closer to the Almighty, and cause you to sing with greater intent, more power, hope, and joy.

217 pages. Language: English. Book Weight: 15.3 ounces.

Stories included:

  • Amazing Grace
  • Abide with Me
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
  • America the Beautiful
  • Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • Battle Hymn of the Republic
  • How Firm a Foundation
  • It is Well With My Soul
  • Onward Christian Soldiers
  • I Need Thee Every Hour
  • I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
  • Nearer My God to Thee
  • Silent Night
  • Teach Me Thy Way Oh Lord
  • and More!

Order and receive the digital PDF and Audio Book! We hope that it will become one of your favorite books to go to for inspiration!

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