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Sunday, July 7, 2013

Anselm of Canterbury by Simonetta Carr and illustrated by Matt Abraxas

Anselm of Canterbury (part of the Christian Biographies for Young Readers Series)

by Simonetta Carr and illustrated by Matt Abraxas

(I received this book for review purposes.)

Product DetailsGenre- Religion / Christian / History

Published by- Reformation Heritage Books

Copyrighted- 2013

Number of pages- 64

Age Group- Children (ages 7-12), and anyone

Description of book- hardback (ISBN 978-1-60178-241-0, $18.00)

Anselm of Canterbury, by Simonetta Carr, discusses the life of Anselm of Canterbury and medieval Western Europe.  Anselm preferred to teach, read, and think about God, but he spent a lot of his life with kings and serving as the archbishop of Canterbury. 

About the author and illustrator-

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.

Matt Abraxas currently lives in Colorado with his wife and two sons.  He teaches art and exhibits his finished works.

My thoughts- Anselm of Canterbury, by Simonetta Carr, was filled with a lot of information about a important man I have never heard of before.  I was glad to have the chance to learn more about him.

One of my favorite parts of this book is the use of illustrations and photographs.  I was intrigued with the photographs, which where he lived and what he saw.  Seeing the portraits made him more real to me.

It was interesting to read about his life and what his opinions were about how the church and kingdom should be more separate from each other.  I especially enjoyed the section at the end that included excerpts from his works.

My children and I really enjoyed this book.  I highly recommend it to all children and adults.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Anselm of Canterbury by Simonetta Carr and illustrated by Matt Abraxas for free from Cross Focused Reviews.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.  All links were current when posted.

1 comment:

  1. Rani,

    I'm glad you and your children enjoyed Simonetta's book. The CBFYR series is such a gift to the church!

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews


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