Review of Christian Biographies for Young Readers: Martin Luther


This review is written in conjunction with my 8 year old son whom I read most of the book to. This work by Simonetta Carr is a great work especially for younger readers. It is filled with colorful pictures. The main body of the book is 54 pages but there is a section called did you know that makes it 63 pages total. My son really enjoyed the book. He really liked the way it got in to some of the details of Martin’s life. This work is an exceptional piece for younger readers to help them get adjusted to the ideas that are to be found in a longer biography. My son found the pictures to be extremely helpful in making the points that were being discussed on the pages. He was sorrowful upon hearing of the death of Luther’s children.
While my son is choosing to be shy about the the material I will say, as a man with an Mdiv, this material is some of the better research I have seen done for a biography. I liked the way Carr choose to hit the high points of Luther’s life and even a few of the low’s. I did not even remember him being kidnapped so that was interesting to learn about. I hope that this work goes forward and makes an impact in the lives of the young people who read it. While I was given this book in exchange for an honest and fair review I would happily purchase this and others in the collection for my children to have to see them learn about vital figures in church history. I gladly give this work 5 out of 5 stars. If you know nothing about Martin Luther and would like the “Cliff Notes” version check this work out.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for fair and honest review.

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