The Accidental Voyage: Discovering Hymns of the Early Centuries
by Douglas Bond

258 pages | Direct Price: $12.99 $10.00 | Paperback | Published: 2005

Summary: Two American teens travel in Europe with David McCallum, an English organist known in his parish as Mr. Pipes. During a series of hair-raising adventures through time, Mr. Pipes introduces Annie and Drew to sixteen hymns from the early centuries and to hymnists Ambrose of Milan, Bernard of Clairvaux, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Patrick, and more.

Readers of The Accidental Voyage will come away with a new knowledge and appreciation of hymns from the early centuries. Homeschooling families will especially benefit from this resource.

About the Author:

Bond_DougDouglas Bond is the author of a number of books of historical fiction and biography. He and his wife have two daughters and four sons. Bond is an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America, a teacher, a conference speaker, and a leader of church history tours. Doug is the author of the Crown & Covenant trilogy, the Faith and Freedom trilogy, the Heroes & History series, and many other books. Visit his website at

What Others Say About This Book:

“Splendidly written stories. Douglas Bond has created compelling vignettes that deliver real hymnological information, rich in historical content and context, with insightful applications to modern Christian life. Not only worthwhile reading for kids but entertaining, truth-filled storytelling. Many adults would benefit from tagging along on Mr. Pipes’s adventures!”

—Dr. Paul S. Jones, organist and music director, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

“I’m glad I met Mr. Pipes! He’s an enriching companion for children and adults, and one of the most engaging ‘teacher’ I’ve had in a long time. A treasure trove of stories for both young and old.”

—Robert L. Morgan, pastor and author of Then Sings My Soul

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