Christian Biographies for Young Readers
Hardcover. 62 Pages
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John Owen was a great Puritan preacher who lived in England. In this book, Simonetta Carr informs readers about Owen’s life, revealing some of the things that interested him while in school, the care he showed to people when he became a pastor, and the influential books that he wrote. Readers will also come to understand the difficult times in which Owen lived, and how he handled the terrors of war and religious persecution. Full of illustrations and fascinating information, this is an ideal way for young readers to learn history.
“John Owen was born in the town of Stadhampton, near Oxford, England, in 1616 and lived for sixty-seven years during a very difficult period of English history. Many people consider him to be the greatest English theologian..."
Simonetta Carr’s wonderful biography of John Owen is the third book in what I hope will be a growing collection of biographies of Christian heroes. In clear, unembellished language Carr chronicles the life of the “Prince of Puritans” through a tumultuous period of English history. This book manages to be simple without being shallow. Young readers will admire the integrity of Owen’s conscience as a man living in a difficult time and relish the rich descriptions of Owen’s theological genius. This is a masterful book. I trust that many others will follow.
- Tedd Tripp
This book is delightful, both in its illustrations and in the way it presents the Puritan John Owen. While far from perfect, Owen was a man who lived in a tumultuous time, and through it he tried to live faithfully before God. Simonetta Carr wonderfully takes readers on a brief journey through Owen’s life, a journey that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
- Kelly M. Kapic