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Edwards_front__66123.1411573753.315.315-315x200Biographies are so important in our lives as we learn from the experiences of others in ways which enrich our thinking and days. Simonetta Carr has written  Jonathan Edwards in a way that is sure to draw in the attention of her readers.

Jonathan Edwards lived during a time when people were questioning long held ideas about life, God, faith and the world. His questions impacted his world then and still hold much for us to learn.

This book is more than a biography though. It is a book rich with history, both of the Church and of America.

The text is written in a well-formatted fashion making it easy to read. Carr’s writing style causes this to read like a storybook, yet the facts make this a wonderful textbook or addition to a library for its historical background. The book is beautifully illustrated, further enhancing the ability of the reader to grasp both the story and the importance of the legacy Edwards left behind.

She has managed to keep this biography easy for middle school aged children to grasp and enjoy. Included at the end of the book is a timeline of Edwards’ life, a Did You Know section which was most interesting, and a letter from Edwards to his daughter, Mary, presented in an artifact fashion which added to the delightful style of this book.

This is a hard covered book with pages beautifully printed making this a wonderful book to gift to any child or school library.

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