The Accidental Voyage
The fourth Mr. Pipes adventure by Douglas Bond. 264 pages.
"Just what kind of books are the Mr. Pipes stories? Are they lessons in church history? Are they guides to family devotions? Are they unit studies in hymnody and classic ecclesiastical music? Are they basic theological primers? The answer is yes, they are all these. But what is more, they are also delightful tales with memorable characters and intriguing plot twists. In other words, these are the kind of books every family is going to want to have and read and reread again and again." GEORGE GRANT, author, pastor, Parish Pres Ch, Franklin, TN
Get ready for a great story about two American teens traveling in Europe with David McCallum, an English organist known in his parish as Mr. Pipes. During a seriesof hair-raising adventures across Europe, 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 Asissi, St.Patrick, and more. Readers of The Accidental Voyage will come away with a new knowledge and appreciation of the hymns from the early centuries. Homeschool families will especially benefit from this new 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 Douglas Bond has created compelling vignettes that deliver real hymnological information, rich in historical content and context, with insightful applications to modern Christian life. The Accidental Voyag e is not only worthwhile reading for kids but entertaining, truth-filled storytelling. Many adults would benefit from tagging along on Mr. Pipes’ adventures!" Paul S. Jones, organist and music director, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia