John Newton (Christian Bios for Young Readers)
John Newton's life was full of adventure, danger, travels, exotic places, and romance. Young readers will encounter each of these things in Simonetta Carr's carefully narrated and charmingly illustrated book. But more importantly, readers will come to appreciate the way Newton's life was changed for good, even when he was attempting to run as far as possible from God. In spite of Newton's rebellion and sin, God's grace finally won--a grace that Newton recognized as amazing, invincible, and completely undeserved.
Sometimes it's hard to find high-quality biographies written at a level that appeals to children. These beautifully illustrated hardcover books were written specifically with young readers in mind, but I suspect adults will enjoy these, too. They present a good mixture of story with history, in a simple and straightforward style, with pictures on almost every page. In each of them, you'll read through the subject's life, from his childhood (with some background on the context of current events) to his conversion and ministry to his death and legacy. While not all of them are about reformers per se, I can see these books as being a welcome addition to a study on the Reformation, since each person could be viewed as related to that period in some way. Approx. 62-64 pgs. each, hc. - Chad