Peter Martyr Vermigli (Christian Biographies for Young Readers) by Simonetta Carr.
Katie loves to read! She and I both love to read biographies, especially about missionaries.
She devoured the book and says she loves all the details about Peter Martyr Vermigli’s life and seeing his travels.
I love the quality of this hardcover biography. The illustrations and photographs really bring it to life for readers, young and old.
Katie was so excited that we’ve actually visited many of the places listed in the text. We were not familiar with Peter Martyr Vermigli and all his travels and contributions to the Reformation. This is a great addition to our home library.
I enjoyed this book as much as my kids!
The book includes an introduction, 6 chapters about Peter Martyr Vermigli, a timeline, Did You Know? section about facts of the era, What Happened to Others? section about his contemporaries, and quotes.
We love all the information about the Reformation!
Born in Florence, Italy, in 1499, Peter Martyr Vermigli decided that he wanted to teach God’s Word when he grew up. After many years of study, he became a well-respected leader in the Roman Catholic Church, yet he questioned the church’s teachings because he believed they were contrary to the Bible. Eventually forced to flee Italy and the Roman Church, Vermigli joined the Reformers north of the Alps and devoted the rest of his life to teaching, preaching, and writing about the great truths of the Protestant Reformation. He lived in many parts of Europe, and he influenced many of the most important figures of his times.
There’s a whole series of Christian Biographies for Young Readers. I want to collect them all!
This volume in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series retells the story of a servant of Christ who left behind a postion of prominence in the Roman Church to courageously join the cause of the Protestant Reformation. Enhanced by illustrious, photographs, and additional information about the Reformation era, this account shows young readers how God can use the piety and talents of one man to advance the cause of His truth.
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.