DAY 58

Fascinating Facts of the Faith 2008 by Barbour Publishing, Inc. ISBN 978-1-60260-013-3 http://www.barbourbooks.com   Women of the Faith Fanny J. Crosby (1820-1915) American hymn writer and poet The Parents of baby Frances Jane Crosby, born March 24, 1820, became alarmed when they noticed their tiny infant's eyes were red and inflamed. A doctor wasn't readily …

Day 54

CONFERENCE BEGINS TONIGHT Fascinating Facts of the Faith 2008 by Barbour Publishing, Inc. ISBN 978-1-60260-013-3 http://www.barbourbooks.com Notable Books With Christ in the School of Prayer By Andrew Murray (1885)      Readers today may not be aware that the book they hold in their hands, With Christ in the School of Prayer, debuted more than a …

Day 45

Fascinating Facts of the Faith 2008 by Barbour Publishing, Inc. ISBN 978-1-60260-013-3 http://www.barbourbooks.com Particularly as you read the first sentence, know the date of its writing was July 1741. Yes, 1741. Important Sites Enfield, Connecticut Epicenter of the Great Awakening      Along the Eastern Seaboard in the early 1700s, the fledging British colonies were quickly …

Day 38

Another installment from Fascinating Facts of the Faith. Not a song this time but rather an important site. Here goes. See if you are familiar with this. Oberammergau Bavaria      "In the early 1600s, much of what is modern-day Europe faced a seemingly unbeatable foe: the Black Death. As the bubonic plague swept the countryside, …

Day 34

Fascinating Facts of the Faith   2008 Barbour Publishing,Inc. Songs of the Faith Imagine how it must have felt to be separated from your loved ones and taken far from your native land--against your will. Is it any wonder that African-Americans living as slaves in America embraced Christianity? It provided the promise of hope and freedom from …

Day 27

Another day of Fascinating Facts of the Faith. Originally, the first line of this great hymn was "Crown Him with crowns of gold," which proved to be quite popular in the United States. With the gold rush still fresh in singers' minds, this must have seemed particularly appropriate. Matthew Bridges, an Anglican, wrote his version …

Day 20

Allow me to share a page from one of the books I am reading this year. Day 20 Count Your Blessings Words by Johnson Oatman (1897) Music by Edwin O. Excell (1897) Johnson Oatman was a busy man. While carrying out his responsibilities as a Methodist minister, he also ran a thriving mercantile business, served …