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From the Publisher"Hymns are to the ear what incense is to the nose: a sense of something beyond rational experience. If this is as true for you as it is for me, you will love this book."
— Peter J. Gomes, The Memorial Church, Harvard University, author of The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart
"I love your book, Simple Gifts. It is wholehearted, goodhearted, and extraordinarily moving — to me and I'm sure to anybody who treasures the best of the old hymns."
— Wendell Berry, in a letter to the author, quoted with permission
"Simple Gifts provides a wonderful service."
— Chicago Tribune
"Days after reading this book I find many of the melodies and words humming in my brain."
— The American Catholic
"Ardent, vivid, and compelling...Simple Gifts is a wonderful celebration."
— The East Hampton Star
"Powerful...thoughtful consideration of [Henderson's] life and the role hymns have played in it."
— Publishers Weekly