Christian Biographies for Young Readers
Hardcover. 64 Pages
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Imagine living in a time when declaring that Jesus Christ was God from before all eternity was a crime. These were the times in which Athanasius of Alexandria lived.
A complex and fascinating character, Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, is best remembered as the Father of Orthodoxy, upholding the doctrine of the Trinity against the Arian heresy. In this addition to the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series, author Simonetta Carr introduces children to the life and times of this important church father who tirelessly defended the Nicene Creed, which many of us today recite as a confession of our faith. Born during the Great Persecution, forced five times to leave his church and city, an constantly threatened by those who tried to ruin his reputation, Athanasius provides an example of godly faithfulness. Beautiful illustrations and a winsome, simply written narrative will bring the Nicene Creed to life for children of all ages, prompting relevant discussions on the divinity of Christ and the importance of creeds and confessions.
“Athanasius was born in Alexandria, Egypt, almost three hundred years after Jesus’ birth. He is remembered because he defended the teaching that Jesus is the eternal God, equal to the Father— even when defending that truth meant that he had to leave his country and risk his life..."
The early Christian bishop Athanasius is not an easy subject in some ways. But Simonetta tells his story with gusto, the right amount of admiration, and faithfulness to the Alexandrian bishop's life.
- Michael A.G. Haykin, Professor of Church History, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The lovely Simonetta Carr has done it again: another beautifully illustrated children's book, this time on Athanasius.
- Carl Trueman