A Grand read

Monday, July 8, 2013

Great book!!

Anselm of Canterbury by Simonetta Carr

A must read for all Christin families! All ages would really benefit from this book! I know little about this man but could not put this book down! More reviews at http://crossfocusedreviews.com/

I think the story is well written with many historical facts thus we can know the author took time to research this book! I often heard the name but never rad much about him.  I had the opportunity to read other large volumes of his famous writings but his life story until this Summer was a blur. You will come away with a deep understanding for a man who served the Lord! If you need a birthday gift for a child , this is a must!

Carr writes, “For some time, other monks had been asking him to write an answer to a question that was puzzling many people:…If God can do anything, couldn’t He have saved His people some other way” (42)?

 You will understand how God had to send his son to die.  And how this man had to answer a question that puzzled his people!

Carr does an excellent job of relating historical facts This 63 page book is a must read for all!

Anselm (1033-1109) was born on the border of France and Italy.  He had a heart for serving God but even though he did not know what the true way he did all he could to become a priestt He was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury by William II, the son of William the Conqueror.

The reading level is suitable for ages 7-12. but I would make this a family evening read aloud book! Actually this would make a great coffee table book and you will find guests will pick it up and read it.

Anselm of Canterbury by Simonetta Carr (author), Matt Abraxos (illustrator), Reformation Heritage Books, 2013, 64 pages.This book was a superb introduction to Anselm life and the best I ahve read so far!!

I highly recommend Anselm of Canterbury and pray that many will grow in their understanding of the necessity of the incarnation and of the importance and value of studying church history as a result of this fine work!!

*Many thanks to Cross Focused Reviews and Reformation Heritage Books for providing me with a complimentary copy of Anselm of Canterbury in exchange for my honest opinion!

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