Monday, July 26, 2010

Anne Bradstreet - Review

I have a feeling that this series, Christian Encounters, is going to be very popular. This a an attractive book, nicely sized and a perfect amount of pages. This volume in under 200 pages and yet I finished knowing so much more about Anne Bradstreet.

I was given the opportunity to read Anne Bradstreet written by author D. B. Kellog. Have you heard of Anne Bradstreet? She was a puritan poet in a time where women were not encouraged in intellectual pursuits. It is clear she did not have an easy life, it seems few colonial families did, and yet her devotion to God and her family are inspiring.

I enjoyed how this biography was presented. I previously knew very little of Anne Bradstreet, only that she was a faithful woman of God in a time when life was not easy. Her strength and devotion stands out and I enjoyed learning about her life, struggles and joys in a bit more detail. Also interesting was the glimpse of colonial life; hardship, expectations, societal norms and family values and gender roles.

Looking into this series a bit more I see that Thomas Nelson has also published many other titles in this Christian Encounters series that looks interesting: Jane Austen, Isaac Newton, Saint Patrick, John Bunyan, etc. Also, there are many intriguing titles that are planned but not released yet. I enjoy biographies and these small books did not disappoint.

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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