Christian Biographies for Young Readers
Hardcover. 62 Pages
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Outside of the people in the Bible, Augustine of Hippo is the most influential person in church history. Yet how many people know his story? In this book, Simonetta Carr introduces young readers to the life and ministry of Augustine. Readers will come to know Augustine's personal struggles and the high value he came to place on the Bible and truth. Readers will also see the difficult days in which Augustine lived, learning about his disputes with false teachers and the turbulent times during the fall of the Roman Empire. This volume is vividly illustrated, simply written, and full of interesting facts. It is written for young readers, but is sure to capture the interests of the whole family.
“Augustine was born on November 13, 354 A.D. His full name was Aurelius Augustinus. We call him Augustine of Hippo because he spent most of his life in the city of Hippo Regius, in North Africa. He is still considered one of the greatest thinkers who ever lived..."
Few figures in Western history are as important as Augustine. He is one of the early church fathers to whom the Reformers rightly looked as an inspiration for their theology and piety in many respects but he is more than that. He is an old and dear friend. Simonetta Carr has produced a clear, readable introduction to the life and work of this great Christian and our old friend.
- R. Scott Clark, Professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California.
Simonetta Carr offers a sympathetic, whirlwind tour of the life, times, and beliefs of Augustine of Hippo, one of the most important and long-loved figures for Western Christianity. Maps, illustrations, timelines, and photos engage the imagination at a pace that will hold the interest of young readers.
- Brandon and Mindy Withrow, authors of the popular church history series for children, History Lives