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The Accidental Voyage: Discovering Hymns of the Early Centuries (Mr. Pipes Books) Douglas Bond *Download PDF | ePub | DOC | audiobook | ebooks

#1250229 in Books 2005-08-01Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.24 x .72 x 5.46l, .72 #File Name: 0875527485258 pages | File size: 20.Mb Douglas Bond : The Accidental Voyage: Discovering Hymns of the Early Centuries (Mr. Pipes Books) before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Accidental Voyage: Discovering Hymns of the Early Centuries (Mr. Pipes Books):


0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Great book to learn about hymns and their meaningsBy John GwynneGreat book to learn about hymns and their meanings. We need to spend more time understanding our history and this is a great way to do it.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Excellent read!By HomeschoolingInWIExcellent book! We've used this series as read-a-loud for family homeschool reading. We have thoroughly enjoyed the series and have learned so much about hymns and hymn writers. This series is also a great set to share with others!11 of 11 people found the following review helpful. Good chapter book for children around the age of 10 who want to learn about hymnsBy IIJuan12The following review was dictated to me by my 10 year old son after he read this book. I should note that my son was less interested in reading this book than he has been with some of the other books he has been reading recently, most of which are historical fiction chapter books related to the ancient Roman and early Christian time periods. "This is about an old man and two children, all of whom are Christians, traveling around Italy and learning about old hymns and who wrote them. Things they see as they travel around modern-day Italy will remind them of hymns. The old man will then tell the children a story about who wrote that hymn. My favorite part of this book was when Drew catches a fish since I enjoy going fishing. I learned about some different hymns and that some of the hymns we sing today do not match the original purpose of hymns. Hymns are supposed to glorify God, but some modern hymns talk more about man. One modern hymn says, 'You gave me the choice of whether to follow or not, and I chose to follow you.' It wasn't us who chose God. God chose us. We don't make things happen. God is the One who makes things happen. I think this book is good for children my age (10 year old) who are Christians and are interested in finding out more about hymns." 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 series of 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. "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"Just what kind of books are the Mr. Pipes stories? Are they lessons in church history? Guides to family devotions? Unit studies on hymnody and classic ecclesiastical music? Basic theological primers? They are all these. But what is more, they are also delightful tales with memorable characters and intriguing plot twists. These are the kind of books every family is going to want to have and read--and reread." --George Grant, author of Going Somewhere and The Christian AlmanacFrom the PublisherReaders 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.About the AuthorDouglas Bond (M.I.T., St. Martins College), a high school history and English teacher, lives with his wife and five children in Washington state. The Accidental Voyage is his seventh book.

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