Learn the stories behind these beloved spirituals.Mary Had a Baby: An Advent Bible Study Based on African American Spirituals, written by Marilyn E. Thornton with
material from the first edition by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan. Mary Had a Babyhas four sessions, one for each week of
Advent, and is perfect for small groups, Sunday school, midweek sessions, and choir workshops. Each lesson includes
Scripture, song lyrics, devotional and contextual information, and discussion questions to stimulate deepening faith and a
sense of community. The book includes leader helps. The four spirituals featured in Mary Had a Baby are Mary Had a
Baby, Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, Children, Go Where I Send Thee, and Go, Tell It on the Mountain. A mp3 file of the
four songs is available free with purchase of the study.