Reflecting a rich heritage of music often born out of hard times and difficult lives, Southern Gospel music is characterized by its love for the Cross and longing for heaven. Drawn from scores of personal interviews with Southern Gospel songwriters, these stories behind the songs are sometimes comical, sometimes sad, sometimes heart-warming, but always true-true stories of God's people intent upon finding His peace and sharing their blessings with others who long to feel His touch. Songs include: The Family of God We Shall Behold Him Boundless Love Holy Ground We've Come This Far by Faith Sweet Beulah Land Rise Again Lindsay Terry,Ph.D., interviewed his first songwriter in 1958, beginning with Mosie Lister. He has written more than twenty books on various subjects, including a CBA best-seller presenting stories behind gospel songs and hymn. Terry has also directed music in several leading churches, one of which is the largest in the U.S., and presently directs the music program of Crescent Beach Baptist Church. Lindsay and his wife, Marilyn, live on Anastasia Island near St. Augustine, Florida.Terry, Lindsay is the author of 'Stories Behind 50 Southern Gospel Favorites', published 2002 under ISBN 9780825438196 and ISBN 0825438195.