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The Accidental Voyage

Discovering Hymns of the Early Centuries

Direct Price: $15.99 $12.00
Format: Paperback
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9780875527482
Publication Date 08/09/05

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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.


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

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

"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 Douglas Bond has created compelling vignettes that deliver real hymnological information, rich in historical content and context, with insightful applications to modern Christian life.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


The Author

Douglas Bond

Douglas Bond

Douglas Bond, author of more than thirty books, is director of the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class; a two-time Grace Award book finalist; a hymn writer and editor; a speaker at conferences and churches in five continents; and a leader of church history tours in Europe.

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