Marie Durand by Simonetta Carr
Simonetta Carr adds the latest volume to her series by Reformation Heritage Books, the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series that is. Others include Calvin, Augustine, Owen, Athanasius, Lady Jane Grey, Anselem, Knox, Edwards, and the latest and subject of this review Marie Durand. As a side the next project volume in the series is on Martin Luther. This is the first of the series that I have read but I don’t plan on it being the last. I chose to read this book primarily because I have two young daughters and want them to be able to read about some of the female heroes of the church. This book will be placed on my children’s book shelf for their use as the begin to read.
I didn’t quite know what to expect picking up this book being about a woman with whom I had never heard of. It turned out to be a fascinating read about Marie Durand and learning about her life in which a large portion of it was spent in prison because of her faith in Jesus Christ. This was a timely read as we seem to be moving towards greater persecution of Christians in America, it was a helpful reminder of how well we have it here in the USA. It also was a reminder that the gates of hell will not defeat the church; Christianity will survive the persecution we may face.
This book traces out the days of Durand’s life and much of her family who were imprisoned because of their protestant faith, largely due to her brother’s preaching ministry. The story is intermingled with beautiful art rendering as well as photographs. I found the photographs very helpful in understanding the context and historically neat aspect of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in women of the church, French church history, and young girls looking for examples of Godly women.
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Binding: Sewn and Glued ?
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