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Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Christian Biographies for Young Readers (Carr)

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Charles Spurgeon is considered one of the greatest preachers in the history of Christianity. In this book, Simonetta Carr informs us how young Charles learned to look to Christ alone for salvation, and how he never tired of point others to his savior. See how God used this young country boy to preach to thousands, provide training for pastors, start orphanages, and stand against those who denied basic teachings of the Bible. Colorful illustrations, interesting facts, and a compelling story combine to introduce young readers to this important British preacher.

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Table of Contents:


Chapter 1 – A Curious Boy                 

Chapter 2 – Looking to Christ

Chapter 3 – A Young Man with a Great Commission                                    

Chapter 4 – Starting a Family 

Chapter 5 – Joys and Sorrows             

Chapter 6 – Opening the Storehouses

Chapter 7 – Last Years, Last Battles

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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 Car 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.



“How Charles Spurgeon loved his Lord and Savior! Ever since, as a teenage boy, he was converted and baptized, he became an earnest follower and proclaimer of Jesus Christ. Through all his life, he never lost his desire to exalt the Lord Jesus. Reading this sweet and simple version of Spurgeon’s life should point children and adults to follow the same road, with their eyes and hearts fixed on the same glorious Redeemer.” — Jeremy Walker, pastor at Maidenbower Baptist Church


“Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Simonetta Carr is a beautiful book both in its design and content. With the skill of a master storyteller, Carr does the impossible; she takes the almost incomprehensible life of Spurgeon and creatively summarizes it for children. Carr's book is a delightful, substantive, and yet easy-to-read book. My nine-year-old daughter read it with me and we were both delighted. Charles Haddon Spurgeon will take its place in our large Spurgeon family library, and it will often be used with our children and grandchildren.” — Ray Rhodes Jr., author of Yours, Till Heaven: The Untold Love Story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon