Another of Simonetta Carr’s beautifully illustrated biographies of great figures of church history, for the young. Besides the major Biblical characters, Augustine of Hippo may well be the most influential man in church history – but too many don’t know his story.
This is just the right introduction to the life and ministry of Augustine for youthful readers. They’ll come to know his personal struggles and the high value he came to place on the Bible and truth. Readers will also see the difficult days in which Augustine lived, amid the turbulent times of the collapse of the Roman Empire.
A vividly illustrated volume, simply written, and packed with fascinating facts. Written for young readers, but sure to capture the interests of the whole family.
About the Author:
Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has lived and worked in many different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she has home-schooled her eight children for many years. She has written for newspapers and magazines around the world and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian, and is author of Weight of A Flame: The Passion of Olympia Morata as well as the multi-volume series Christian Biographies for Young Readers. She currently lives in San Diego with her husband Thomas and family. She is a member and Sunday School teacher at Christ United Reformed Church.
“Few figures in Western history are as important as Augustine. He is one of the early church fathers to whom the Reformers rightly looked as an inspiration for their theology and piety in many respects but he is more than that. He is an old and dear friend. Simonetta Carr has produced a clear, readable introduction to the life and work of this great Christian and our old friend.” – R. Scott Clark, Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California
“A splendid way to introduce children, and adults too, to one of the most influential Christians who ever lived.” — Phillip S. Cary, Templeton Honors College, Eastern University (author of several books on Augustine)