Christian Biographies for Young Readers
Hardcover. 64 Pages
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Jonathan Edwards lived at a time when many people were seriously questioning long-accepted ideas about the world, life, and God, and his answers to these questions have left a mark on the way we think today. While he is often remembered as the preacher of a scary sermon about a spider dangling over a fire, he remains significant as one of the greatest thinkers America has produced. Simonetta Carr traces the events of Edwards’s life from a young student interested in science to husband and father, pastor, leader of the Great Awakening, missionary, writer, and college president. Colorful illustrations, interesting facts, and a compelling story combine to introduce young readers to this important theologian and life in colonial America.
“Many people remember Jonathan Edwards as the preacher of a scary sermon about a spider dangling over a fire. In reality, there was much more than that to his life and thought—so much so that he is considered one of North America’s brightest minds..."
Jonathan Edwards had an all-encompassing vision of God and His work in this world. It is the kind of vision we all need today. This book brings Jonathan Edwards and his vision to life for a whole new generation. I wish I had this book when I was a young reader.
- Stephen J. Nichols, President of Reformation Bible College
Jonathan Edwards is one of the most important post-Reformation Protestant thinkers and writers— at once an intellectual of the highest caliber, a pastor and spiritual theologian, one of the leaders of the evangelical Great Awakening of the eighteenth century, and a devoted family man. The genius of Simonetta Carr’s book is that she manages to capture all these facets of Edwards and compresses them into the scope of a simple, accessible introduction. Young and old readers alike will learn much from her work. It is a delight to read!
- Oliver Crisp, professor of systematic theology, Fuller Theological Seminary