God Songs: book review

July 16, 2007 — 5 Comments

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God Songs: 4 out of 4 stars
Paul Baloche, Jimmy & Carol Owens

Length: 304 pages
Size: 6 1/2 x 9 inches
Format: Softcover
Available Date: November 2004
Published By: Lead Worship
ISBN: 1-933150-033AC

I am a huge fan of Paul Baloche. You can almost say that I seek to be just like him. His heart for worship is unparalleled and his song writing is fantastic. So when I found out he had a book available with Jimmy and Carol Owens (pioneers of Christian music and writers of antshillvania) I had to buy it.

What I got was a manual for not just worship writing but for songwwriting in general. It is full of information to help take a writers songs to a whole new level and goes through every process involved. From prayer and personal worship to thoughts, ideas and inspiration to words, rhyme, and structure to music, theory, and creativity.

I was blown away by how much they cover in this book and it has taught me to think differently about my songwriting.

This is a must read for any body in worship or writing worship.

Joel Klampert

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5 responses to God Songs: book review

  1. I have this book. You are right. It’s a very valuable tool.

  2. Must check it out. Sounds good.

  3. 2 things…

    1.) thanks for the resource. I love me some baloche as well. Must check this out.

    2.) you read like a mad man.

  4. ha ha…normally I don’t but this last month has been a hmmm…well Im trying to get smarter. lol

  5. I attended a workshop with Paul Baroche @ Church on the Way in LA. I’m a Canadian too so his songs hit the spot. Check out some of my “God Songs” on my blog.
    Mostly – he says – he writes from the psalms, with his guitar in hand, thinking about the words and playing around with them untill the song begins to form.
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..The English Love Their Ice Cream =-.

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