Mr. Pipes and Psalms and Hymns of the Reformation
This is book number two in a series of four, though each can stand on its own. Other books in the series: Mr. Pipes Comes to America, The Accidental Voyage: Discovering Hymns of the Early Centuries, and Mr. Pipes and the British Hymn Makers. The first chapter of the book sets up the background for the rest of the book by telling of Mr. Pipes and his two young friends, Drew and Annie, who visit him in Europe for a grand tour of Germany and Switzerland. Each chapter afterward focuses on a specific hymn writer from the Reformation era, but the author does a wonderful job of integrating each chapter into the larger story. This is a great book for studying the hymn writers in an engaging and adventurous way with a great deal of theology tied in. There are also a number of lessons on the importance of family, friendship, dealing with moody people in an appropriate way, and the value of learning. The trusted reviewer found nothing objectionable in it.
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