Renee of France (Bitesize Biographies) by Simonetta Carr
Genre- Christian / Nonfiction
Published by- Evangelical Press
Number of pages- 128
Age Group- Adult
Description of book- paperback, list price $11.99, ISBN: 978-0852349090
Little is known today of Renee of France, but she was a part of the Reformation. She corresponded with John Calvin and that was not taken well by her husband, the Duke of Ferrara or the pope.
About the author- Simonetta Carr currently lives in San Diego with her husband and family. She was born in Italy and has lived in different cultures. She has home-schooled her eight children. Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has translated the works of Christian authors into Italian.
My thoughts- I thought this book had some interesting insights about two individuals I have heard of but never really studied. I am very curious to know more about the relationship that John Calvin and Renee had, after reading the book. Why did he write her so much?
I liked parts of the introduction because Simonetta Carr was honest and said that the book doesn’t give a definitive answer, gives a brief look at Renee’s life, and is based on the correspondence of Renee and John Calvin. The timeline was helpful for me to understand what happened and when.
I learned that Renee was smart and loyal to helping the Protestants who needed help. I was disappointed to learn that she couldn’t stick with her convictions. She wanted to make both the Roman Catholics and Protestants happy.
I would recommend this book for recreational reading and those in the older high school grades.
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