Monday, December 12, 2016

Book Review - Martin Luther by Simonetta Carr

Long after my grandchildren are grown, I’ll still be reading this series of Christian Biographies For Young Readers. The author does not talk down, but uses words that flow smoothly and clearly. This book is wonderfully illustrated by Troy Howell and the pictures allow this book to be used in family devotions even if younger children are present. A parent or older child could read the text and a parent explain the text using the wonderful illustrations.

At the end of the book is a section called “Did You Know?” which makes valuable contribution to the author’s realistic biography of Luther. Included is an explanation of Luther’s changed attitude toward the Jews, helping children to know that even heroes have faults that need forgiveness. Included at the end is also a timeline of Luther’s life and a portion of Luther’s Small Catechism, making this a good addition to any homeschooler’s library.

I was given this book by Reformation Heritage Express in exchange for an honest review.