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.Illustrator 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.
"Another excellent historical biography from the hand of Simonetta Carr! This time it is the early Christian bishop Athanasius, who is not an easy subject in some ways. But Simonetta tells his story with gusto, the right amount of admiration, and faithfulness to the Alexandrian bishop's life. I am fast becoming a real fan of Simonetta's writing!" -- Michael A. G. Haykin, professor of church history, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Simonetta Carr's latest book is a wonderfully accessible addition to her growing collection of books on church history for children. Her straightforward narrative is simple but never simplistic and will charm and inspire young readers to live for Christ, contra mundum, against the world. Every family should read these books." -- Douglas Bond, author of The Betrayal and the Crown and Covenant series
"The lovely Simonetta Carr has done it again: another beautifully illustrated children's book, this time on Athanasius." - Carl Trueman
"This is great. It fills a gap between simplistic (and often erroneous) summaries of his life and monographs that only scholars would read. Well done!" -- Robert Letham, senior tutor in systematic and historical theology, Wales Evangelical School of Theology