Jonathan Edwards – Christian Biographies for Young Readers Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  October 13, 2014
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Christian Biographies for Young Readers
Simonetta Carr
Reformation Heritage Books
September 24, 2014

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.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Jonathan Edwards – Christian Biographies for Young Readers (Reformation Heritage Books, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“With timelines and a list of tid bits of his life, there is a great discovery of faith in this book.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book for parents to sit down and read with their children as it is simple enough for a child to enjoy and rigorous enough for an adult to appreciate.”
Reviewer: Mike Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“Carr does an excellent job of capturing the framework of this godly man in this biography.”
Reviewer: Joshua Torrey
Rating: 4 stars

“This is a helpful biography.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 5 Stars

“I heartily recommend this as an introduction to Jonathan Edwards.”
Reviewer: Doug Hibbard
Rating: 4 Stars

“This would be a good book for children ages 8-11 years old.”
Reviewer: James Matichuk
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book for all those studying church history, American history, and the great ideas.”
Reviewer: Annie Kate Aarnoutse
Rating: 5 Stars

“This hard covered book with pages beautifully printed makes this a wonderful book to gift to any child or school library.”
Reviewer: Joanne Viola
Rating: 4 stars

“Simonetta has hit the nail on the head with this one and has spurred me on towards the other biographies in her series which I plan on sharing with my little ones over and over again.”
Reviewer: Don Haflich
Rating: 5 stars

“This is a very helpful biography on Edwards.”
Reviewer: Andrew Wencl
Rating: 5 Stars

“Read it to your children, and then read it for yourself.”
Reviewer: Persis Lorenti
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a great read for young and old alike.”
Reviewer: Cliff VanNostrand
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book on one of the great theological minds of early America!”
Reviewer: Wendi Bevitt
Rating: 5 Stars

“This little gem of a book is by far the best biography I have ever read for young readers.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 5 Stars

“The book does a beautiful job of giving a well-rounded picture of him in understandable text written at a level accessible for any fluent reader, and the events and concepts are explained clearly and simply.”
Reviewer: Kara Haschke
Rating: 5 Stars

“I am thankful my children will have an opportunity to learn about Edwards by means of this helpful resource.”
Reviewer: Robert Hayton
Rating: 5 stars

“This biography does a great job of covering the major points of Edwards life.”
Reviewer: Ryan Rickard
Rating: 5 stars

“I highly recommend this book and trust that many will be encouraged as they seek to behold and proclaim God’s glory.”
Reviewer: Elizabeth Hankins
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book to all young readers,and anyone else interested in learning about Jonathan Edwards.”
Reviewer: Rani Grant
Rating: 5 stars

“I highly recommend this biography to anyone interested in learning more about Edward’s life.”
Reviewer: Allison Redd
Rating: 5 Stars

“This great biography is  is educational, historical and theological.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“This biography is an excellent way to introduce your children to Jonathan Edwards.”
Reviewer: Alex Houston
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is an outstanding book in a fantastic series.”
Reviewer: William Boekestein
Rating: 5 Stars

“Take up and read this book—your heart, mind, and children will be better for it!”
Reviewer: Brian Cosby
Rating: 5 Stars

“If you have children, grandchildren, brothers/sisters, etc, go ahead a buy a copy of this book.”
Reviewer: Zach Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this volume on Jonathan Edwards to Christian families with children of all ages.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“Simonetta Carr has once again outdone herself in this beautifully written book on Jonathan Edwards.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 5 Stars

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