Item description for Sunday Morning Memories: A Humorous and Inspirational Look at Growing Up in the Church by Don Reid...
Overview The author takes a humorous and inspirational look at growing up in the church, as he recalls the radio signals picked up by church speakers, the softball team that won a state championship on Sunday, and spending his Sunday school money instead of putting it in the collection plate.
Publishers Description Growing up in a small Protestant church in a typical small town may sound quite dull to some folks, but most churches of this sort have plenty of character -- and characters -- to give them some excitement. If you've ever attended a church like this, you have probably encountered some people and situations just like the ones Don Reid describes in his humorous, sentimental, and very nostalgic book, Sunday Morning Memories. Don Reid, in his wonderfully witty and down-to-earth way: Runs the gamut of subjects from covered dish suppers to family pews to revivals to Vacation Bible School. Reminisces about stray radio signals coming through the PA system, using Sunday school money for purposes other than the collection plate, and skipping church on Sunday night to go to the movies. Reflects on candlelight services on Christmas Eve, Easter Sunrise services, weddings, and funerals. Reminds us to appreciate our church family, our different denominations, our church traditions, and our Lord.
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Studio: New Leaf Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher New Leaf Press/Master Books
ISBN 089221564X ISBN13 9780892215645
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More About Don Reid
Don Reid, a member of the Statler Brothers, country music's premier singing group for nearly forty years, has established himself as a singer and professional writer in multiple fields.
As a songwriter of 240 published and recorded songs, many of them number one and top ten hits, Reid is the recipient of 18 BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) awards, 3 Grammy awards, 9 Country Music Association awards, 48 Music City News/TNN awards, 13 gold albums, and 8 platinum albums.
Reid also cowrote (with his brother Harold) the television series The Statler Brothers Show and numerous TV specials. He has published three nonfiction books (Heroes and Outlaws of the Bible, Sunday Morning Memories, and You Know It's Christmas When.). O Little Town is his first novel.
Don lives with his wife, Deborah, in Staunton, Virginia.
Don Reid currently resides in the state of Virginia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Sunday Morning Memories [hardcover]?
Sunday Morning Review Jan 14, 2008
I bought this book as a Christmas gift for my mom....a huge Statler brothers fan. She absolutely loved it. She said it made her think of old days and happier times.
Reid reveals a wealth of life lessons May 18, 2004
Sunday Morning Memories is a collection of reminences by Don Reid of growing up attending church services and church-sponsored events in his community. In looking back down the years, Reid reveals a wealth of life lessons learned from and shared with family and friends. It was in those Sunday meetings and services that habits and attitudes were formed and reinforced to last a lifetime. Sunday Morning Memories is very highly recommended reading for any and all members of the Christian community -- and might well inspire some readers to rejoin their church community in their church service celebrations, their Sunday School classes, vacation Bible schools and camps, Christmas and Easter pageants, pot-luck suppers, and more!
So that's why I've never seen Don at a covered dish supper! Mar 10, 2004
I should first mention that I am a regular member of the church Don Reid writes about in Sunday Morning Memories. That's one reason I was eager to read the book. Another reason is he included a great story about my father as a kid. (See the chapter titled "Money." I'm proud to say that Bobby, the entrepreneur candy salesman is my Dad. He still carries candy to church each Sunday morning- but now he gives it away free, thank you Skippy!) Each story Don tells about his church life reminds me of one of my own. Being able to entertain you with his personal stories, but also helping you remember your own is what makes Don a great writer and this a great book. You don't need to have the "Habit" (of going to church) to enjoy these anecdotes, there's a story for everyone in Sunday Morning Memories. My only complaint is that it left me wanting more. Maybe that's not such a bad thing. Thanks, Don.