Jonathan Edwards – Christian Biographies for Young Readers
Author(s): Simonetta Carr
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date: 2014
The Christian Biographies for Young Readers introduces children to important people in the Christian tradition. Parents and school teachers alike will welcome the excellent educational value it provides for students, while the quality of the publication and the artwork make each volume a keepsake for generations to come. Furthermore, the books in the series go beyond the simple story of someone’s life by teaching young readers the historical and theological relevance of each character.
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.
Table of Contents:
1. An Inquisitive Child
2. Student and Pastor
3. The Great Awakening
4. Sorrow and Rejection
5. Missionary to the Natives
6. The Last Years
Did You Know?
A Letter from Edwards to His Daughter