The Joyful Sound

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Jennifer Rundlett, founder of God thru the Arts ministries, maintains a presence in the community with her active lecture and concert series highlighting the spiritual connections throughout the arts. Author of My Dancing Day: Reflections of the Incarnation in Art and Music, she regularly posts devotional blogs on God thru the Arts at and has been a speaker at the Pepperdine University Bible Lectures in Malibu CA, Tulsa Workshop in Tulsa OK, David Lipscomb University Summer Celebration in Nashville TN, Rochester College Streaming in Rochester Hills Michigan and Fort Detrick Prayer Breakfast in Frederick Maryland.
A native Californian, Jennifer received her Bachelor Degree in Music from California State University at Northridge where she studied with many of the working studio musicians of the Los Angeles area. She then studied at Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore with Tim Day Principal Flute of Baltimore Symphony and Robert Willoughby Principal Flute of the Cincinnati Symphony. Upon receiving her Masters of Music, Jennifer then went on to study in England with Trevor Wye at the Royal Northern College of Music where she received a Post Graduate Diploma in Flute Performance.
Jennifer is an active member of the faculty of Frederick Community College and Mount Saint Mary's University where in addition to maintaining her flute studio, she teaches "Music History & Appreciation," "Introduction to the Creative Arts," "Survey of World Music," and is the director of the FCC Flute choir. An active recitalist in the Mid-Atlantic region she has recently appeared as soloist with the National String Symphonia and enjoys playing and performing with the Wedgewood Flute Quartet.
She is also the coordinator and administrator of the annual Shields Music Scholarship competition that awards approximately 40 prizes to young musicians for their tuition to study music at Frederick Community College.

The Joyful Sound

Reflections on the Life of Christ in Art & Music

Authored by Jennifer Rundlett

The Joyful Sound takes you on a transformative spiritual journey through art and music. These beautifully written devotionals will move you through the life of Christ, awakening your senses and your faith. You will walk among the first disciples as you encounter such masterworks as:

Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee (Rembrandt van Rijn)

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (Henryk Siemiradzki)

Jesus Washing Peter's Feet (Ford Madox Brown)

Christ the Redeemer (Paul Landowski)

The Descent from the Cross (Rogier van der Weyden)

The Holy Women at the Tomb of Christ (William-Adolphe Bouguereau)

Christ and the Apostles (Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co.) and many more.

Over 20 full color paintings spring to life as they are enhanced by poetry, musical selections, devotional prayers, and journaling suggestions. This book will rejuvenate your private prayer or Bible class discussion group as it enriches your journey of spiritual formation.

From Haydn's intimate "Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross" to Mahler's mighty Resurrection Symphony these reflections will guide you through some of the most celebrated musical masterpieces written on the life of Christ.

Read what others are saying about The Joyful Sound:

"A transformative encounter with Jesus has to move your heart as well as inform your mind. Through art and music Jennifer Rundlett's The Joyful Sound powerfully engages your soul and senses. Enjoy and embrace this profound and passionate experience."

~Richard Beck, Professor of Psychology at Abilene Christian University and author of Reviving Old Scratch and Unclean

"The Joyful Sound is both a walk through a gallery of art masterworks and a refreshing, reflective journey through the soul - lovely and transformative."

~ David Hazard, author of Rekindling the Inner Fire series.

"Jennifer Rundlett invites us to experience the stories of Jesus through the arts, and she provides a rich resource and guide for visualizing, embracing, and hearing those stories in fresh and new ways. If you love music and art, and if you want to feel the stories of Jesus anew, practice the exercises in this book and learn to sing a new song."

~ John Mark Hicks, Professor of Theology Lipscomb University and author of Come to the Table: Revisioning the Lord's Supper

Jennifer Rundlett, M.M. is founder of God thru the Arts ministry and author of My Dancing Day: Reflections of the Incarnation in Art and Music. From over 15 years of college classroom experience, she has crafted an inspirational and reflective approach to the arts, inspiring others with her vision of the loving nature of God.

Now through these masterpieces that she has carefully chosen and arranged she invites you to encounter Jesus more fully. Through these spiritual exercises you will walk among the first disciples and hear your voice join with the chorus to make a joyful sound.

Publication Date:
1534633804 / 9781534633803
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Religion / Inspirational

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