Teaching Church history can be a completed endeavor especially with children, yet in Simonetta Carr’s new book, Irenaeus, she continues her pursuit to give children a glimpse of followers of Christ who influenced their modern world view. Irenaeus is the newest book in a series called, Christian Biographies for Young Readers, produced by Reformation Heritage Books. Carr’s biographical take on the life of Irenaeus is jaw dropping. Having read her other works in this phenomenal series, Irenaeus, might be the best of an already genre defining biographical series.
With regard to the illustration Irenaeus, has vibrant colors and is skillfully drawn so that it not only captures a child’s attention but their imagination as well. Furthermore the illustrations not only illustrate the biographical account but progress the story in a way words cannot do.
With regard to the content, as an amateur church historian I can state with full confidence that the biographical account of the life of Irenaeus is not only true but tailored in such a way that a child can understand not only the challenges that Irenaeus was facing but also the need for the works he produced and the life he lived. Irenaeus helped the 2nd generation of Christians grow after the Apostles went to be with the LORD and his life is one that every Christian should know and aspire to.
If you are looking to purchase Irenaeus, it is a delightfully articulated and beautifully illustrated, the audience is for ages 6 and up.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Reformation Heritage Books in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.