I firmly believe that church history has much to teach us as Christians today. I also believe that it has much to teach our children. But building that bridge from the unfamiliar, distant past presents challenges even to my college students, not to mention young boys and girls.
That’s why I appreciate what Simonetta Carr is doing through her Christian Biographies for Young Readers series. In these attractively illustrated volumes, Carr introduces children to important figures from Christian history—including Athanasius, Augustine, Anselm, John Calvin, John Knox, Lady Jane Grey, and John Owen. In her latest installment, she treats Jonathan Edwards for young readers (Reformation Heritage Books, 2014; source: publisher).