Marie Durand – Christian Biographies for Young Readers

Marie Durand – Christian Biographies for Young Readers

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Author(s): Simonetta Carr
ISBN: 9781601783905
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 64

Description:

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.

In 1730, nineteen-year-old Marie Durand was arrested and taken from her home in a village in Southern France for the crime of having a brother who was a Protestant preacher. Imprisoned in the Tower of Constance, Marie would spend the next thirty-eight years there. Simonetta Carr introduces us to the inspiring life of a woman who could have recanted her Protestant faith and gained release, but held fast to the truth—and encouraged others to do so as well. Beautiful illustrations, a simply told story, and interesting facts acquaint young readers with the challenges facing Protestants in eighteenth-century France and show them that even a life spent in prison can be lived in service to Christ and to others.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                                    

  1. Outlaw from Birth
  2. A Family Divided
  3. The Tower
  4. Leader and Friend
  5. Resisting
  6. Free at Last

Time Line

Pronunciation Key

Did You Know?

A Letter from Marie to Her Niece Anne

 

Author(s):

Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she has home-schooled her eight children for many years. She has written for newspapers and magazines around the world and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. Presently, she lives in San Diego with her husband Thomas and family. She is a member and Sunday School teacher at Christ United Reformed Church.