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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Betty Carlson  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1919 in Rockford, Illinois

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Carlson was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Betty began her career as a Junior High School librarian. She then worked for the Rockford Register Star, Rockford, Illinois, as a weekly columnist, beginning in 1956. Some time after that she relocated to Huemoz, Switzerland.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

No one's perfect
ISBN: 0891071431

Good News Publishers. 1976

Reflections from a small chalet
ISBN: 0891071741

Good News Publishers. 1979

Favorite Women Hymn Writers
ISBN: 0891075879

Crossway Books. 1990

This book seeks to shine a light on the women hymn writers that you might not be aware of.

Great Christian Hymn Writers
ISBN: 0891079440

Crossway. 1997

Consider the worshipful lyrics of "Holy, Holy, Holy"

the comforting assurance of "His Eye Is On the Sparrow"

the trusting submission of "Have Thine Own Way, Lord"

the bold declaration made by "O for a Thousand Tongues." They are some of our greatest hymns--and some of the most powerful words in Christendom. Lyrics that help us grasp the reality of faith, set to beautiful music that speaks to our hearts.

The stories behind the hymns are powerful as well. In this book the authors have detailed the intriguing and often tragic circumstances from which many of our best-loved hymns came. They are stories about the private struggles and personal triumphs these men and women hymn writers experienced--stories that give their already-meaningful songs added significance.

Great Christian Hymn Writers is a wonderful resource for worship services, devotional talks, and home schools, as well as for use in your private devotions. And it's worthwhile reading for anyone who's interested in learning where these hymns came from and how it is that they continue to affect us so much.

Great Women Authors: Their Lives and Their Literature
ISBN: 1581340664

Crossway Books. 1999

Great women authors, their lives and their literature.