Monday, October 15, 2012

The Gaither Homecoming Bible: A Book Review

About The Book:

The Gaither Homecoming Bible will make the Bible come alive for those seeking truth in the twenty-first century, even for those who think they already know it. For years, Bill and Gloria Gaither have reached millions of people across generations with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Their music of joy, thanksgiving, and praise ushers people into the presence of God so that He can do His wondrous work in their lives. Featuring inspirational and insightful Scripture devotions by the Gaithers and other favorite Homecoming artists; articles on beloved hymns, gospel songs, and Gaither classics and the inspiration behind them; original poetry by Gloria Gaither to enlighten and inspire; and quotes by greats of the faith, reflecting on the importance of music in the life of believers, this beautiful Bible featuring the New King James Version®  (NKJV)  is one that readers will treasure for years to come.

You can check out an excerpt of The Gaither Homecoming Bible here.

About The Authors:

They met outside the principal’s office in a crowded hallway of the high school where they’d both been hired as English teachers. Bill dropped his pencil, stooped down, straightened up, and said, "Hello there. What’s your name?"

"Gloria Sickal," she answered. "Who are you?"

"My name is Bill Gaither."

If someone had told this starry-eyed young couple that 35 years later they’d be married with three grown children, traveling around the globe and ministering as a world-famous singing-songwriting team, they never would have believed it. They were planning to be educators, not musicians! But after they’d been dating a while, Bill shyly played some of his gospel songs for Gloria. Gloria (who secretly wrote poetry) "fixed" a few of Bill’s lyrics and added some of her own. One thing led to another, and soon they were co-writing songs. The world of southern gospel music would never be the same.

Together, Bill and Gloria have created a powerful, close-knit family dynasty and a far-reaching musical ministry that has touched the lives of countless believers. Their beloved worship songs have enjoyed such popularity among churchgoers that the music has literally traveled around the globe. Today, you can hear people singing "Something Beautiful" and "Let’s Just Praise the Lord" in churches from Amsterdam to Africa. The heartfelt strains of "He Touched Me," "There’s Something About That Name," and "Because He Lives" have filled the air in little country chapels and auditoriums packed with thousands of worshippers. The Gaithers’ wildly popular Homecoming concerts are consistent sell-outs in America and beyond, and the companion Homecoming videos are always near the top of CBD’s bestseller lists.

Between them, the Gaithers have written 600 songs, produced 60 recordings and a dozen musicals, raised 3 children (Suzanne, Amy, and Benjamin), and grandparented 3 grandchildren. As producers, they’ve also been quick to give rising talent a chance to shine. (Just ask Steve Green, Sandi Patty, Larnelle Harris, Mark Lowry, and any of a dozen or more contemporary musicians who’ve shared the stage with Bill and Gloria over the years!) Gloria is the best-selling author of a number of books, including What My Parents Did Right, Because He Lives, and Let’s Make a Memory, co-authored with Shirley Dobson. Bill is co-author, with Jerry Jenkins, of the book Homecoming. Bill and Gloria currently make their home in Alexandria, Indiana.

My Review:

This beautiful Bible is one that every Gaither fan will cherish for years to come.

 It is full of amazing and inspirational tidbits from many of the Gaither Homecoming family. Interspersed within the NKJV Bible text is also many of the beloved hymns that most Christians are familiar with.

 Though not a study Bible, it is a definite addition to one's devotional style Bible reading. The text is a great font and size, using the familiar NKJV of the Bible. The Bible is in full color and I absolutely loved the background information that accompanies the hymns throughout. 

 It is the perfect gift for all Gaither fans, but also anyone who appreciates devotional style Bibles.

I highly recommend The Gaither Homecoming Bible and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Gaither Homecoming Bible at your favorite bookseller, from Thomas Nelson

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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