Song to Sing, a Life to Live P (Practices of Faith #21) (Paperback)

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In this rich exploration of music, authors Don and Emily Saliersinterweave their own stories as well as those of others to reflecton the what, the how, and the why of music asa key aspect of spirituality in our lives. As an Indigo Girl, folk-rock singer-songwriter, Emily performs in primarily secularsettings, while her father, Don - composer, cantor, and churchmusician - writes and arranges for church congregations. Theiraudiences may differ but both father and daughter understand theprofound spirituality of music and have personally witnessed howtheir music brings healing to people no matter what the setting orcircumstance. A Song to Sing, A Life to Live bridges twogenerations, two approaches to spirituality, and two genres ofmusic - the music of Saturday night and Sunday morning. Don andEmily Saliers reflect on such topics as music and justice, musicand grief, music and delight, and music and hope. They open the wayfor those who seek to embrace new spiritual practices by creatingmusic, sharing music, and developing their musical skills as aspiritual practice.

About the Author

Don Saliers is a professor of theology and worship at theCandler School of Theology at Emory University and the author ofnine books. Emily Saliers is a member of the Indigo Girls, anaward-winning folk-rock duo known for their vibrant music andsocial activism.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780787983772
ISBN-10: 0787983772
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: April 1st, 2006
Pages: 209
Language: English
Series: Practices of Faith