Letters From Hymnwriters
Ruth M. Buenting

Price: $12.95

ISBN: 0788015265
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 12.95
Here is a unique way to engender new interest in the old familiar hymns of the church. Read these letters from hymn composers to members of your congregation aloud or print them in the worship bulletin. Either way these letters will educate, inspire, and uplift your church.

This is a great resource for every pastor who has ever thought of doing a series of meditations on hymnwriters of the church ... a great book for pastors and lay people called on to give a brief meditation at the opening or closing of a meeting.
Frederick J. Schumacher, Executive Director
The American Lutheran Publicity Bureau

Gloria is a collection of gems that will be valuable for devotional life and as a resource for worship planners.
Joy Berg
Visiting Professor of Music
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

Gloria by Ruth Buenting is a valuable resource for the church musician. The book, written in a charming and engaging style, offers the reader historically accurate information surrounding the creation of many popular hymn texts and melodies ... a rich and welcome addition to my personal library.
Susan Lyle
Professor of Voice and Choral Conducting
Converse College School of Music
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Ruth's "letters" expose to the reader the essence of each hymnwriter's personal experiences resulting in the creation of their compositions. Gloria is a unique and powerful resource to those who desire to understand the true interpretation of the beloved traditional hymns.
Katherin van Kampen
Director, Kelowna Chamber Choir
Kelowna, British Columbia

Ruth M. Buenting received her education from Marquette and Valparaiso Universities. She has given lectures on Bach, has been the Program Coordinator for Evangelical Church Women, and has been a contract writer for Wood Lake Books. She wrote the Canadian Lutheran Handbook, part of the Whole People of God series. She and her husband, a Lutheran pastor, are the parents of four children.