Christian Biographies for Young Readers
500 years ago, a monk named Martin Luther wrote the church 95 intensely challenging questions, hoping that it would start a discussion about sin and repentance. This was done at the University of Wittenberg in Germany. But in a few short months those questions had stirred the nation; a few years later, they were changing the face of the entire European continent.
Today we know the sweeping impact of those questions on the course of both the church of the Western world and, really, all of world history. In this volume, Simonetta Carr tells the compelling story of this father of the Protestant Reformation, tracing his quest for peace with God, his lifelong heroic stand for God’s truth, and his family life and numerous accomplishments.
Excellent for reading aloud to children 8-10 years of age, or for children 11 and older to read. And virtually every adult I know who has read these volumes has learned a great deal!
The Reformer’s greatest accomplishment, she writes, “has been his uncompromising emphasis on the free promise of the gospel.”
Table of Contents:
1. From Law Student to Monk
2. Looking for Peace with God
3. A Powerful List
4. A Reluctant Rebel
5. Starting a Reformation
6. Raising a Family
7. Ready to Die in the Lord
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“Carr leads readers into the world in which Martin Luther grew up and then served the church and his society with sensitivity to the times and places where his life unfolded. The adventure of bringing the gospel to his people and the drama of his testimony to the truth come alive as we follow his footsteps into the heart of the German government, when he stood up to an emperor, and into his home and the joys he had in raising his family. An excellent introduction to the life of the great Reformer.” — Robert Kolb, professor of systematic theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
“I am a big fan of both Martin Luther and Simonetta Carr, so this book is a dream come true, an author-subject marriage made in heaven. Simonetta beautifully captures both the life and the key thoughts of Dr. Martin and does so in a manner which is fast-paced and exciting. Parents will love reading this book to their children, and children will love reading it for themselves.” — Carl Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, and pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (OPC), Ambler, Pennsylvania
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.