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Passion Hymns for a Kid's Heart (Hymns for a Kid's Heart, Vol. 4) [Hardcover]

By Bobbie Wolgemuth (Author), Joni Eareckson Tada (Author) & Frank Ordaz (Illustrator)
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Item description for Passion Hymns for a Kid's Heart (Hymns for a Kid's Heart, Vol. 4) by Bobbie Wolgemuth, Joni Eareckson Tada & Frank Ordaz...

Recounts the historical and devotional stories behind the words of many familiar Christian hymns.

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The Power of the Cross

Nothing else in all of history is as important to our faith as the cross of Jesus Christ. We wear its symbol on jewelry or we see it lifted up in sanctuaries and posted in graveyards, but what does it really mean? Is it too difficult to talk about the cross with youngsters? Will they be able to understand what it means?

Authors Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth are convinced that there is no better time to teach the power of the cross and the joy of the resurrection than the early years. What you hold in your hands has everything you need to teach children about the magnificent love of God and the power of the cross. Let the children you love understand the Passion of Jesus Christ and the warmth of God's love with beautiful music and heartwarming stories. Let them sing along with Joni, Bobbie, and the children on the enclosed richly orchestrated CD, and in no time they will have memorized these classic and treasured hymns.

This special Passion collection features twelve timeless hymns and is the fourth in a series by authors Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth. It is filled with delightful stories from the Bible, devotionals, simple piano music, guitar chords, and beautiful original illustrations by Frank Ordaz.

If you want to focus your child's heart on the glorious truth of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, this book-with the enclosed CD-is what you're looking for. Could anything be a better gift?

"For the word of the cross... is the power of God."
-1 Corinthians 1:18 (ESV)

In this fourth volume of Hymns for a Kid's Heart, Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth give you everything you need to help you teach twelve classic Passion hymns and the meaning of the cross of Christ to the children you love. With richly orchestrated music, true stories, prayers, and Scripture, Passion Hymns for a Kid's Heart will feed your child's soul.

KIDS WILL: Connect with tenderly written devotionals.Be inspired by true stories from Scripture.Learn to sing twelve classic hymns about the Passion of Jesus Christ.Practice piano and guitar with printed music.Understand more about God's character and the meaning of the cross.Memorize a Bible verse with each hymn.Learn to pray along with their singing.

ADULTS WILL: Give children a lasting musical treasure.Experience the pleasure of teaching the meaning of our Christian faith.Be equipped to teach children twelve classic hymns about the Passion.Enlighten young people with an understandable theology.Enjoy prayer and discussion and Bible memorization with kids.

Includes a fully orchestrated CD with children's voices singing along with Joni and Bobbie, and simple piano music with guitar chords.Listen to Excerpts from the CD All Glory, Laud, and Honor What Can Wash Away My Sin? Man of Sorrows The Old Rugged Cross At the Cross Up from the Grave He Arose (full song) Christ the Lord Is Risen Today Thine Be the Glory I Know That My Redeemer Lives When I Survey the Wondrous Cross Crown Him with Many Crowns Hallelujah Thine the Glory (full song)

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Crossway Books
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.33" Width: 7.29" Height: 0.54"
Weight:   0.93 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2005
Publisher   Crossway Books/Good News
Age  4-8
Series  Hymns For A Kids Heart  
ISBN  1581346654  
ISBN13  9781581346657  

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More About Bobbie Wolgemuth, Joni Eareckson Tada & Frank Ordaz

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Bobbie Wolgemuth has been in the mothering business for over thirty years, raising two daughters to adulthood, and is the grandmother of five. She has been singing hymns since childhood and has performed internationally. She is the co-author of the Great Hymns of Our Faith series with her husband, Robert, Joni Eareckson Tada, and John MacArthur (Crossway). Her other books include With Love from Mom and The Most Important Year in a Woman's Life.

Joni Eareckson Tada is founder and CEO of the Joni and Friends International Disability Center, which ministers to thousands of disabled people and their families through programs of practical encouragement and spiritual help. She is also an artist and the author of numerous best-selling books such as Joni; Heaven: Your Real Home; and When God Weeps.

Sergio Martinez was born in Mexico City, studied art in Paris, and has worked as an art director and illustrator on three continents. He has done freelance illustrative work for Disney Press and other major publishers, and has illustrated internationally renowned gift editions of several literary classics including Peter Pan, Pinocchio, and A Christmas Carol. His classic style graces the pages of many children's books including Crossway's best-selling children's book, You Are Special, also written by Max Lucado.

Bobbie Wolgemuth currently resides in the state of Florida.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Passion Hymns for a Kid's Heart (Hymns for a Kid's Heart, Vol. 4)?

Passion Hymns is a hit  Dec 13, 2008
Our three year old granddaughter just loves this CD. She requests it over and over again and asks all sorts of questions about why Christ came and died and what "risen again" means! She loves to hear other children singing, and the orchestration is great.
Kudos guys, your CD is a hit.
Extremely pleased!  Dec 2, 2008
I bought this as a Christmas present for my four- and six-year-olds, and I can't wait to give it to them! I am excited to teach them the hymns I grew up on.
Great for family worship and learning hymns. The kids love it.  Apr 21, 2008
This series of hymns is outstanding. They include recordings of some of the most classic hymns, with good recordings, the basic sheet music, all the lyrics, as well as stories related to the topic of each hymn and a suggested prayer for use during devotional or family worship time. The recordings are of kids singing the hymns alongside the music -- and they don't mess with the melody or introduce cheesy instruments typical of much contemporary Christian music or other CDs of hymns (sorry, had to be said). They are sung pretty much the way you'd sing them in Sunday worship. They are good for me (the dad) as well, because I didn't grow up in the church and have always wanted to learn these hymns.

We try to set aside 15 minutes a day as a family - to pray, practice the kids' catechism, read Scripture and then we use these books: perhaps read (or paraphrase) one of the stories related to a hymn, sing the hymn to God and talk about what we sang. The kids also love to listen to these CDs during their play time, and we frequently hear them singing the hymns to themselves at random times. Most of the classic hymns have good theology, which they can understand more over time. All in all, these are a great tool for facilitating either personal or family devotional time. I highly recommend them.
An hymn curriculum in one small package!  Sep 18, 2007
I am very pleased with this book and CD combination. A selection of hymns and devotionals that focus on the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ and his resurrection.

For each hymn the author is presented, a devotional beautifully relating the spiritual truths the hymn's contain in a way that is understandable for children. Be prepared to cry.

Also included is music, complete lyrics, a bible verse to contemplate/memorize, and a prayer. There is also a beautiful illustration accompanying each hymn - truly lovely, realistic paintings, full of light (and often children).

The music on the CD is wonderful, a combination of children singing and a female vocalist. Some of the songs sound a bit keyboardy or synthetic, I can't quite put my finger on it, but they are very lovely. Be prepared to cry. My daughter is always more encouraged to sing when there are children singing on a recording.

The only things I could have wished for are the historical background of the hymn (I suppose that would have made the book too long, and I do have some other resources I can use to hunt this information down), and the scripture presented in KJV (our family uses the KJV exclusively - and particularly for memorization).

We have been able to introduce some of these hymns in our church fellowship (I can't read music, so I learn by ear), as we sing hymns (seems to be a fading practice in many churches), and many are in our hymnal - as these are true classics. Our favourite is At the Cross.

Recommended for both adults and children, any Christian family, and particularly homeschoolers! I'm now slowly purchasing the rest of the series.

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