TheWord’s 101 Hymn Stories module by Kenneth Osbeck is a devotional classic. Those
considering themselves “Old School” conservative Christians will thoroughly enjoy
reading through this text - and it’s so easy to do in theWord.
The module is simple, intuitive, and easy to read. There’s absolutely nothing not
to like about this beauty. Costas has included a graphic of the sheet music for each
of the hymns - very nicely done. Also, there are lots of additional graphics included
in this module. This is what devotional Bible study literature is supposed to be
I’ve loaded up a couple of screenshots for you to preview. Let’s take a look at them,
The top screenshot emphasizes the general layout of the module. Notice that the 101
Hymn Stories are sorted alphabetically by hymn. So, you can quickly find the hymn
story you’re looking for. Musicians will find a little bit of extra information at
the top of each entry (I love the “metre” entry, by the way!); but non-musicians
will not be distracted by this information at all.
The lower screenshot emphasizes the graphics contained in each Hymn Story. Every
one of them includes a graphic of the music -right out of a modern hymnal. Several
stories also include additional interesting graphics. By the way - even with all
of these graphics, the entire file is only about 10 Mb, so it is still very responsive
in theWord - no “scroll lag” at all.
One last note - did you notice the size of the sliders on the right edge of each
picture? I put a red rectangle around each one, so you could see it a little easier.
That should give you an idea of the amount of content for each entry. Long enough
to tell the story - but short enough that you’ll actually read them!
Kenneth Osbeck’s 101 Hymn Stories for TheWord is only $12.95. And for this price,
you can copy and print them in your preaching/teaching notes...!
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This TW summary review is by Dr. David S. Thomason. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved.