Irenaeus (Christian Biographies for Young Readers) Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  November 10, 2017
Irenaeus (Christian Biographies for Young Readers) Book Cover Irenaeus (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
Simonetta Carr
Reformation Heritage Books
October 15, 2017
64 Pages

Irenaeus is remembered for his work in helping the church to preserve the faith handed on by the apostles and to defend it when it was attacked. In this simply written and beautifully illustrated book, Simonetta Carr shows young readers the difficulties the early church faced and how Irenaeus taught Christians to discern truth from error by listening to the Bible. To Christians, the lessons Irenaeus taught are as important today as they were in his time.

The Cross Focused Reviewers share their thoughts on Irenaeus by Simonetta Carr (Reformation Heritage Books, 2017).

“Carr’s book hits a homerun by enabling young readers to consume a well-rounded overview of Irenaeus without bogging them down to the point where these young minds will become bored and disinterested with the material. Carr once again writes with her audience well in mind and does so rather amazingly.

I highly recommend this book, especially for families who homeschool or for homeschool associations who may offer group classes for their members. This book would make an excellent addition to a homeschool bible and/or world history curriculum.

So Simonetta Carr…with this latest release you have me on the edge of my seat anxiously waiting for what you have next for us in this awesome series.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“While Irenaeus of Lyon’s life may not be as memorable or his personality as over the top as someone like Luther about whom biography’s abound it is good to see some lesser known biographies come out like this of Irenaeus. This book would be a good middle grade read but also I would encourage adults to read it as well. This series of biographies published by Reformation Heritage Books and written by Simonetta Carr would be excellent introductions to many godly women and men through history especially for adults who have a limited amount of free reading time and want to understand their own families history better since all believers have been adopted and are brothers and sisters in Christ. If you would like to start learning more about some in the early church this would be a good place to start.”
Reviewer: Kenneth Clayton
Rating: 4 Stars

“Teaching Church history can be a complicated endeavor especially with children, yet in Simonetta Carr’s new book, Irenaeus, she continues her pursuit to give children a glimpse of followers of Christ who influenced their modern worldview… Having read her other works in this phenomenal series, Irenaeus, might be the best of an already genre defining biographical series.”
Reviewer: Dan Doll
Rating: 5 Stars

“Filled with beautiful illustrations and photos of historically relevant documents, this short chapter book is perfect for children ages 8 and up (and even adults too!)… If you desire to learn about church history, I highly recommend Irenaeus of Lyon.”
Reviewer: Lauren DuPrez
Rating: 5 Stars

“Simonetta’s books are truly delightful to simply handle and explore – and the stories enclosed are a gift for young and old alike.”
Reviewer: Lesley Eischen
Rating: 4 Stars

“Young and old alike will profit from and enjoy reading this book, whether you know absolutely nothing about Irenaeus and this is your first introduction, or whether this is the fifth book you’ve read on the man and it simply serves as a reminder in a beautifully illustrated way for you to teach your children or others about him.”
Reviewer: Zack Ford
Rating: 5 Stars

“I think it’s perfectly fine for kids to read and hear works of fiction, but I think it’s also good to let them learn about real Christians who lived in the past. Real people who lived and died fighting the good fight of faith. What better way to put one’s imagination to work than contemplating real events, real Christian people and the teachings of God’s Word? This book is one of a series of books that are a good way to have young people (and older people) practice doing that.”
Reviewer: Sarah Lambert
Rating: 5 Stars

“…a good book for young kids on the topic of Christian history/biography.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 5 Stars

“Christian children reading this book will receive a solid foundation to study patristics. Also, the physical appearance of the book is beautiful, such that it would make a good decoration.”
Reviewer: James Pate
Rating: 5 Stars

“…highly recommended. In fact, this book has encouraged me to take a look at the other biographies for young readers that she has written. They might make good gifts for the grandkids!”
Reviewer: James Spinti
Rating: 4 Stars

Irenaeus of Lyon is beautifully written and illustrated. Simonetta weaves facts and doctrine so that the book reads easily, holding one’s attention until the last page.”
Reviewer: Joanne Viola
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Irenaeus is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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