Weight of a Flame
The Passion of Olympia Morata
5th volume in the Chosen Daughters Series! One of the best series ever written, to acquaint a girl with important and zealous women in Christian history. Now, in Weight of a Flame, Simonetta Carr has contributed a volume.
Psalm-Singer, Passionate Teacher, Pilgrim Adventurer. Olympia Morata (1526–1555) was a girl far ahead of her time and her teacher’s best student. With a quick tongue and a ready pen, she records her vivid thoughts, poetry, songs, and opinions. But not long after she is appointed to be the tutor of Duchess Renée’s children, evil rumors turn her world upside-down.
“With the precision of a scholar and the heart of a story teller, Simonetta Carr brings to life the story of Olympia Morata, a daughter of the Italian Reformation. Persecuted, besieged, exiled, and imprisoned, Olympia finds comfort in the new religious ideals sweeping through Europe. She is spurred onward by the writing and preaching of the Protestant Reformers. Through Olympia, Simonetta Carr tells the story of the unnamed and unknown who heard the words of Gospel promise and clung to them though that often meant risking their lives. More than strength of character, Simonetta Carr celebrates the strength of the God in whom these believers trusted. May we, and our children, exhibit the same trust in these days of our own pilgrim exile.”
— Eric Landry, Senior Pastor, Christ PCA, Temecula, CA
“Readers will face, with Olympia, the daily dangers and insecurities that accomplanied a faithful witness to the truth of the gospel.” — Starr Meade, bestselling author of Training Hearts, Teaching Minds and Grandpa’s Box
“In this delightful yet imformative historical fiction we meet Olympia, a young girl willing to stand strong for her Christian values in the troubled, changing world of the Reformation.” — Laura E. Smith, award-winning educator
About the Author
Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has lived and worked in 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. Simonetta has also translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. Presently, she lives in San Diego with her husband, Thomas, and family. She is a member and Sunday school teacher at Christ United Reformed Church.