"Everything Douglas Bond writes...is a fascinating read."
Joel Belz, WORLD Magazine




This is Bond's second book in the Profiles of Godly Mean series, Steven Lawson, series editor, published by Ligonier's Reformation Trust Publishing. Here's what reviewers are saying about the book:

“Who among us has not had heart and mind stirred by a Watts hymn? Here we learn the story behind the hymns. We learn of a Christ-centered life, a doxological life. And from that wellspring has come the hymns we love to sing. Watts’s hymns are a gift for the church, and so is this biography by Douglas Bond.”

—Dr. Stephen J. Nichols

Professor at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School

Lancaster, Pennsylvania



“We all know and love ‘Joy to the World,’ ‘Jesus Shall Reign,’‘Alas and Did My Savior Bleed,’ ‘When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,’ ‘O God, Our Help in Ages Past,’ and a host of his other compositions. And yet, most Christians know precious little about the author of these great hymn texts—the man history has dubbed as the ‘Father of English Hymnody.’ At least, until now. Thanks to the prolific and eloquent pen of Douglas Bond, we now have an insightful glimpse into the life, the faith, and the poetic wonder of this remarkable servant of the church: Isaac Watts. This delightful book needs to be put at the top of your must-read list.”

—Dr. George Grant

Pastor, East Parish Presbyterian Church

Franklin, Tennessee

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