Available for Review – Anselm of Canterbury by Simonetta Carr

Shaun Tabatt —  June 14, 2013

Anselm of Canterbury by Simonetta CarrWhile 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:


  • 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

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Simonetta CarrAbout 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.

Praise for Anselm of Canterbury:

“Simonetta Carr has again rendered a great service to lovers of church history and, perhaps even more, to those not yet captivated by that love. In her sixth biography for young readers, adults and youth alike will rediscover godly Anselm, a man rarely heard of today but whom readers will be pleased to get to know. With her usual grace, Carr fascinates us with her subject, making the reader yearn to know more. Though Anselm lived in times and church settings vastly different from our own, this delightful recounting of his story reveals to us a man facing trials and pressures we can identify with in his fervent pursuit of God. Filled with their trademark beautiful artwork, this set is rapidly becoming one of the finest collections on the characters of church history to be published in many decades. Well done, Simonetta! I cannot recommend these volumes highly enough.”
— Dennis Gundersen, President and Owner of Grace and Truth Books and author of Your Child’s Profession of Faith

Book Information:

  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books (2013)
  • ISBN: 9781601782410
  • Page Count: 64

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates: July 1-7, 2013
  • Available Formats: Hardcover (Continental US Only)
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