Recent release “Sacred Song” from Covenant Books author Kathryn Baker Kemp is an evocative opus and a reflection of the African culture in the Christian context.
Press Release – updated: Sep 28, 2018 03:00 EDT
Chicago, IL, September 28, 2018 – Kathryn Baker Kemp, a native of Chicago with professional careers in teaching, counseling, and administration in elementary, middle, high school, and college levels, as well as having a fifty-year experience in music ministry and teaches the Development of Gospel Music as a faculty member of the Gospel Music Workshop of America and serves with the Pastoral Advisory Council of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, has completed her new book, “Sacred Song”: a refreshing read that narrates the significance of African spirituality and theology that shapes the history of African American praise and worship.
Kathryn shares, “This belief and faith exemplified by these rituals was transmitted through song to individuals through community worship experiences from generation to generation during the antebellum, formative, and maturational American historical periods. One can still find these ritual practices which were transmitted throughout generations in the religious worship of black people who have lived for centuries on the islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Praise houses exist where worship has remained unchanged over the centuries. There is an annual festival on St. Helena’s Island off the coast of Beaufort, South Carolina, where descendants return annually to remember and participate in these sacred, religious experiences.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Kathryn Baker Kemp’s new book delves into the African spiritual worldview’s profound adaptation into the Christian framework to ensure its survival in a society filled with bigotry for foreign race.
This book also lets readers delve into the historical Civil Rights movement that influenced the religious reality of the African American people and perpetuated its legacy for future generations.
Readers can purchase “Sacred Song” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books
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