Thursday, October 14, 2010

Best Selling Book: 1662



My high school literature class
has just read 30 stanzas of the
best selling book in 1662.
Imagine.
That was a huge number in the
New World.
Did you ever read any of it or know
about it in your education?

It is The Day of Doom by Rev. Michael
Wigglesworth. He wrote 208 stanzas.
He was taught by the first Pres. of
Harvard, then a seminary, Rev. Increase
Mather. Then Rev. Cotton Mather
preached Wigglesworth's funeral.
A Bible and a good education = this
work.

Today we listened at the end of class
to Keith Green's song: The Sheep
and the Goats
. Remember him?
He wrote There is a Redeemer,
Lord, You are Beautiful
( this has a live track...really good!)
You Put the Love in My Heart,
Easter Song, How Majestic is Thy Name.

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2 comments:

podso said...

I don't think I know the book, but I've heard those names and Keith Green remains a favorite to this day. Thanks for a link to actually see him perform songs that I have loved hearing him sing. "Those were the days."

Sara said...

Wigglesworth I've heard of, but not the book. Cool!

Don't know Keith Green either...I'll have to come back here and listen.