This is a devotional style book that gives us a look at the stories behind the hymns many of us grew up with. The book is laid out with the lyrics and music on the left side with the background story on the right side. I really enjoyed reading about the background of some of these hymns as it gives more meaning to the songs when you sing them later. Some of the stories I wanted to hear more about. I also loved that each song had the scripture verse that it was inspired by at the top of each page. Although I would not use this as my only devotion for the day it certainly is inspiring and a great reminder of how these songs came to be.