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.
"Simonetta Carr's book on John Owen is a delightful introduction to
his life for the very young. In the tradition of her earlier books
on Calvin and Augustine, she retells Owen's story with flair and
passion, and accompanies it with great illustrations which help to
make his life and times vivid and exciting. Heartily commended!" -
"Simonetta Carr's wonderful biography of John Owen is the third book in what I hope will be a growing collection of biographies of Christian heroes. In clear, unembellished language Carr chronicles the life of the "Prince of Puritans" through a tumultuous period of English history. This book manages to be simple without being shallow. Young readers will admire the integrity of Owen's conscience as a man living in a difficult time and relish the rich descriptions of Owen's theological genius. This is a masterful book. I trust that many others will follow." -Tedd Tripp
"This book is delightful, both in its illustrations and in the way it presents the Puritan John Owen. While far from perfect, Owen was a man who lived in a tumultuous time, and through it he tried to live faithfully before God. Simonetta Carr wonderfully takes readers on a brief journey through Owen's life, a journey that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike." - Kelly M. Kapic