In this attractive, colorfully illustrated volume, skilled artist and author Simonetta Carr introduces young readers to the life, thought, and work of one of the most famous Reformers of the Christian church. She tells about the life of John Calvin, showing his amazing achievements, within the troubled context of the 16th century.
She also introduces Calvin’s writings in a way that children will desire to know more about his ministry and influence. Readers will come to know Calvin’s personality, his devotion to God and the church, and the personal challenges he faced. They will understand the struggles the early Reformed church faced at that time, not only surviving attacks of the Roman Catholic Church, but also achieving a clear identity and a unified doctrine.
Readers will also have a glimpse of life in sixteenth-century Europe, stricken by pestilence, poverty, and wars. Simply written, and full of interesting facts about John Calvin and others, this book makes a great gift for children of this rich Reformed heritage.
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.
“The parents of four ourselves, my wife and I are eager to learn of new materials we can use and recommend. This is surely a resource that we would noise abroad. A translator of Reformed materials into Italian as well as a teacher, Simonetta is remarkably gifted. She knows the history and theology of the Reformation well, yet also knows how to translate it for our children. The Reformed community really needs this kind of edifying literature for our covenant youth.” — Michael Horton