Anselm of Canterbury (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)

Anselm of CanterburyStatus: Available

Book Description

While he would have preferred the simple, quiet life of the monastery—teaching, reading, thinking, and writing about God—Anselm of Canterbury spent much of his life dealing with powerful kings, consulting with popes, and serving reluctantly as archbishop of Canterbury. Through Anselm’s story, Simonetta Carr teaches what life was like in medieval Western Europe. Young readers will learn of the tempestuous relationship between church and state during this era and the significance of Anselm’s writings about why God became man and the relationship between faith and reason.

Table of Contents:

A Boy with a Dream
From Student to Teacher
The Will of a King
First Trip to Rome
New King, Old Troubles
Last Peaceful Years
Time Line

Did You Know?

Series Description

The Christian Biographies for Young Readers introduces children to important people in the Christian tradition. Parents and school teachers alike will welcome the excellent educational value it provides for students, while the quality of the publication and the artwork make each volume a keepsake for generations to come. Furthermore, the books in the series go beyond the simple story of someone’s life by teaching young readers the historical and theological relevance of each character.


Simonetta Carr

About the Author

Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she has home-schooled her eight children for many years. She has written for newspapers and magazines around the world and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. Presently, she lives in San Diego with her husband, Thomas, and family. She is a member and Sunday school teacher at Christ United Reformed Church.


Matt Abraxas has traveled from California to France, studying different approaches to art. He enjoys creating and teaching art and currently exhibits his work at the SmithKlein Gallery in Boulder, Colorado. Matt lives with his wife, Rebecca, and two sons, Zorba and Rainer, in Lafayette, Colorado.

Source: Reformation Heritage Books

Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date(s):
ISBN: 9781601782410

Library patrons who have read this book are invited to share their comments, reviews, questions or criticisms for discussion in the comments below this post.

2 Comments to “Anselm of Canterbury (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)”

  1. So excited that you were able to add these biographies for young readers to our library! The one on John Calvin is fantastic. We are looking forward to reading this one soon, too.

    Julie Anderson

    • Can’t wait to see your little men grow in their knowledge of the history of the church.

      If you have any questions about what you read, would simply like to review what you find to be strengths or weaknesses of the books, feel free to comment on this or any post! Thanks for your enthusiastic patronage of our church library! We’re here to put the materials you need in your hands.

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