Friday, January 10, 2020

Turn, Turn, Turn: Popular Songs Inspired by the Bible

Category: Books,Arts & Photography,Music

Turn, Turn, Turn: Popular Songs Inspired by the Bible Details

Book Description A one-of-a-kind collection of the songs you love to sing along to, but you will be surprised to learn all were inspired by the best-selling book of all time―the Bible. The story behind the most popular songs since the 1960s that were inspired by, or taken directly from the Bible. From The Birds’ “Turn! Turn! Turn!” to Marvin Gaye's "Wholy Holy” some of the best loved and least likely songs reflect the Bible. Looking at the songs in the context of the time it was written, its influence on the culture, and the way that it incorporates or reflects the Bible will give a different perspective on many of the most loved songs of our time. Read more About the Author Steve Turner is an English music journalist, biographer and poet, who has spent his career chronicling and interviewing people from the worlds of music, film, television, fashion, art, and literature. He regularly contributes to newspapers such as The Mail on Sunday and The Times and his many books include Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts, Popcultured: Thinking Christianly About Style, Media and Entertainment, Hungry for Heaven: Rock and Roll and the Search for Redemption, U2: Rattle and Hum, Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now, and A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song. Originally from Northamptonshire, England, Turner’s career as a journalist began as features editor of Beat Instrumental where he interviewed many of the prominent rock musicians of the 1970s. His articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Q, and the London Times, and he has also written several poetry books for both adults and children. He lives in London with his wife and two children.   Read more

Reviews

On the one hand, it was good (and surprising) to learn how many Christians there are in the secular music scene. And get in depth info on how and why they wrote the songs.On the other hand, it was very disappointing to find out how many Christian sounding songs or references turned out to be by non or even anti Christians. Who didn't mean a word they sang, or even wrote the songs to mock God and His followersIf you are on Spotify, you can download 98 out of the 100 songs on a play list that is provided by the author.

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