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Let Those Who Have Ears to Hear: If They Took the Music Away...Would You Still Follow Jesus?
     

Let Those Who Have Ears to Hear: If They Took the Music Away...Would You Still Follow Jesus?

by Kimberly Smith
 

Let Those Who Have Ears to Hear continues the discussion started in the book, Oh, Be Careful Little Ears, with more thought-provoking insights. For example...

Did you know that secular rock musicians’ comments about the “beat” support the conclusion that it’s “musical pornography”?

Did you know that rock music

Overview

Let Those Who Have Ears to Hear continues the discussion started in the book, Oh, Be Careful Little Ears, with more thought-provoking insights. For example...

Did you know that secular rock musicians’ comments about the “beat” support the conclusion that it’s “musical pornography”?

Did you know that rock music is purposely designed to appeal to our carnal self—regardless of the lyrics?

Did you know that there are specific, identifiable musical techniques which “feed the flesh”?

Did you know that contemporary Christian music (CCM) uses these same techniques?

You will learn...when drums are “right”; when drums are “wrong”; how the term “contemporary music” applies throughout history and why CCM is different; steps to help you and your family begin to discern music; and much more.

This book also gives solid, biblical answers to refute fifty common defenses (excuses) by proponents of contemporary Christian music in the chapter, "What We Believe is Our Truth." Some of the statements answered are: "People are saved at CCM concerts"; "The music makes me feel closer to God"; "Where in the Bible does it say a certain beat is wrong?"; "Psalm 33:3 says we're to sing 'a new song' to the Lord"; "It's all relative; everyone has his or her own tastes," and many more.

Eight more chapters which discuss the adverse effects that CCM has had on the Church include: "The Voice of the Harlot," "Cool Is Not a Fruit of the Spirit," and "Where Do We Draw the Line?"

Although written as a follow-up to Oh, Be Careful Little Ears, Let Those Who Have Ears stands alone, as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579213183
Publisher:
WinePress Publishing WA
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.47(d)

Read an Excerpt

...the term "rock 'n' roll" has been described as a sexual metaphor, and in essence, Christians have brought the sensual/sexual into the house of the Lord and don't even realize it.

Is this the kind of reverence for God that He desires? Can we rightly equate rock 'n' roll with a Holy God? Does God "rock"?

—excerpt from chapter seven

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"This book is written in simple terms and basic concepts so that anyone can clearly understand the issues involved. We desperately need more voices in our church culture today that are willing to take a kind, yet firm stand on the issue. Mrs. Smith has provided us with another honest, biblical discussion from which we can all benefit."

Tim Fisher

Founder and President

Sacred Music Services

"I believe Let Those Who Have Ears to Hear will shed light on the statement of a present day Church historian. He stated, 'Never in the history of the church have so many Christian organizations been birthed, or churches been built, or people made profession. And yet never have so many Christians been so shallow.' He further states that future Christian historians will refer to this age as the dark age of the Christian church. Mrs. Smith's book will reveal that the contemporary Christian music of our day is a major contributing factor. This book is a must for concerned Christians."

Dr. Jim Logan

International Center for Biblical Counseling of Iowa, Inc.

"Let Those Who Have Ears to Hear is a must-read for those who desire to know God's perspective on music. Provocative and prophetic, this excellent work sounds a certain sound in the Church of Jesus Christ. It will both challenge and change the life of the open-minded reader as it is a sure guide for discerning the music that is being composed and performed under the banner of Christian."

Don Currin, Evangelist

"I have found the book Let Those Who Have Ears to Hear most informative, and I heartily recommend it. It is thoroughly researched and documented and will prove tremendously helpful to anyone looking for a logical biblical understanding of the problems Christians face in developing musical discernment today.

I was also grateful that Kimberly included her own personal testimony in Chapter Five. By showing how she came from the other side of this issue, she gives authenticity to the credibility of her documentation and discussion of all the things that are being included under the umbrella of Christianity."

Dr. Frank Garlock

Founder & CEO

Majesty Music

Meet the Author

Author of three books about music, Kimberly Smith holds a Masters Degree in Communications from Lindenwood University, and a Masters Degree in Biblical Studies from George Wythe College. She completed her BA in Speech and Dramatic Art from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

At the age of five, she began playing the piano and her musical experience includes fifteen years of classical piano training, college level music courses, and participation in jazz and symphonic bands, as well as solo instrumental and vocalist accompaniment. She has also played marimba, timpani, and other percussion instruments.

Kimberly has served as both church pianist and organist, and is a semi-professional musician. Married, with three grown children, she is currently employed as an adjunct professor at Lindenwood University in the Communications department.

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