RR Podcast 7: Douglas Bond on Reformation Tours


Plenty of Americans dream of taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Europe…to see the Eiffle Tower, hear the chiming of Big Ben, and float along the romantic canals of Venice.  But for many devoted Christians, the idea of a Reformation Tour never crosses their minds.  Today, Douglas Bond tells us about the Reformation Tours he leads across Europe, giving us a glimpse into how they bring Reformation history alive for families–and provide an even richer once-in-a-lifetime vacation.

For our readers, Douglas has kindly provided a $200 discount for adults who’d like to join his Hymn Tour through England and Wales next August (2012).  You can talk to him about family discounts as well, if that would work better.  To get the discount, you must preregister by November 8 of this year.  Just contact him douglas@bondbooks.net or see his webpage and mention you heard about the tours on Redeemedreader.com.


Of course, not all of us will be able to join Douglas on his tours.  Thankfully, he has poured a lot of his passion and knowledge for Reformation history into his books for kids!  We actually have four of his Mr. Pipes books which bring to life the history of church hymns, and we’d like to give them away to some of our readers.  Here’s how it works:  Leave us a comment telling us where you’d like to visit on a Reformation tour.  Gutenberg’s printing press?  Isaac Watts’s home?  The door on Wittenberg Cathedral?  We’ll choose four of you to receive Douglas Bonds’ Mr. Pipes books this Friday.

So, I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know Mr. Bond better in this podcast and through his books.  I can’t think of anyone better to introduce children to the rich spiritual heritage of the Reformation.


For more history-rich posts, see our Podcast with Douglas Bond on his Mr. Pipes seires,  our interview with amazing illustrator and author Cheryl Harness, or a review of books on the Scottish Covenanters, including Mr. Bond’s.

P.S.  We had some problems earlier with the audio, but it should be working smoothly now.  Thanks for your patience!  –EW

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  1. Brian on October 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I’d like to visit all of them. But Wittenberg would be my top choice, of course!

  2. Melanie on October 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    What a wonderful trip! would love to see Gutenberg’s printing press. My fascination began when one of the kids studied him and grew after reading In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible by Alister McGrath. Thank you for the opportunity!

  3. Heidi Heine on October 18, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    My daughter and I listened tothe Douglas Bonds’ interview this morning and would love to visit Germany and see the Wittenberg Cathedral and Gutenberg’s printing press! We have a strong German ethnicity and would love to actually experience it!

  4. Tonya on October 18, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I have always had a fascination with Europe. I would really be thrilled to see Wittenburg Cathedral. I learned the story of the Reformation in grade school. Seeing the cathedral would really make the story come alive!

  5. Corinne on October 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Oh, what a trip that would be! Hard to pick, but I would like to see Gutenberg’s printing press. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Noah Arsenault on October 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    If I were to come, I’d visit….the printing press. With my love of books, I would not resist such an opportunity.

  7. emily on October 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Hey guys, congrats! I came into a couple more copies of Mr. Pipes books, so you all get a copy! Watch your email for address requests….

  8. Heidi on October 23, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Seriously??? We all win!! That is soooo awesome!!

  9. emily on October 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks, Heidi! We aim to please. : ) As soon as I get back home this week, I’ll take care of you guys….

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