Archive for ‘Simonetta Carr’

December 13, 2015

Anselm of Canterbury (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)

Anselm of CanterburyStatus: Available

Book Description

While he would have preferred the simple, quiet life of the monastery—teaching, reading, thinking, and writing about God—Anselm of Canterbury spent much of his life dealing with powerful kings, consulting with popes, and serving reluctantly as archbishop of Canterbury. Through Anselm’s story, Simonetta Carr teaches what life was like in medieval Western Europe. Young readers will learn of the tempestuous relationship between church and state during this era and the significance of Anselm’s writings about why God became man and the relationship between faith and reason.

Table of Contents:
Introduction

A Boy with a Dream
From Student to Teacher
The Will of a King
First Trip to Rome
New King, Old Troubles
Last Peaceful Years
Time Line

Did You Know?

Series Description

The Christian Biographies for Young Readers introduces children to important people in the Christian tradition. Parents and school teachers alike will welcome the excellent educational value it provides for students, while the quality of the publication and the artwork make each volume a keepsake for generations to come. Furthermore, the books in the series go beyond the simple story of someone’s life by teaching young readers the historical and theological relevance of each character.

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Simonetta Carr

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 and has 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.

Matt-AbraxasIllustrator

Matt Abraxas has traveled from California to France, studying different approaches to art. He enjoys creating and teaching art and currently exhibits his work at the SmithKlein Gallery in Boulder, Colorado. Matt lives with his wife, Rebecca, and two sons, Zorba and Rainer, in Lafayette, Colorado.

Source: Reformation Heritage Books

Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date(s):
ISBN: 9781601782410

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August 6, 2015

Weight of a Flame: The Passion of Olympia Morata (Chosen Daughters)

Weight of a Flame CoverStatus: Available

Book Description

Olympia Morata (1526–1555) is her father’s finest student and a girl far ahead of her time. A quick tongue and a ready pen are her mind’s tools to record her vivid thoughts, poetry, songs, and opinions. Appointed tutor to Duchess Renee’s children, Olympia looks forward to a bright future—when suddenly, evil rumors threaten to turn her world upside down. In the midst of it all a young doctor comes courting. Will their love survive the danger waiting on the other side of the Alps?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.

Simonetta Carr

Simonetta Carr

About the Author

Simonetta Carr, mother of eight and homeschool educator for twenty years, has worked as a freelance journalist and a translator of Christian works into Italian. She is the author of the series Christian Biographies for Young Readers.

Source: P&R Publishing

Book Details

220 Pages
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
Publication Date: November 2011
ISBN 10: 1596381582
ISBN 13: 9781596381582

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July 1, 2015

John Calvin (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)

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Publisher’s Description

In this attractive volume, Simonetta Carr introduces young readers to the life, thought, and work of John Calvin, one of the most famous Reformers of the Christian church. 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 of 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 united doctrine. Simply written, and full of interesting facts, this book makes a great gift for children of this rich Reformed heritage.

Simometta-Carr

Simonetta Carr

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 and has 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.

About the Illustrator: Emanuele Taglietti was born in Ferrara, Italy, and has completed his studies in Rome. Since 1975, he has taught painting at the Art Institute of Ferara, working at the same time as illustrator for several magazines. He is appreciated for his water color paintings and traditional frescos. He lives in Ferrara with his lovely wife katia.

Book Details

63 Pages
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date: December 2008

Source: WTS Books

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