Remember how I review books? Well I’ve just begun partnering with a new Publisher…Thomas Nelson Publishers, through their review program for bloggers called Book Sneeze. Any blogger can do this…just give an honest review of a book and in turn you get the book for free. I’m excited about this partnership because Thomas Nelson publishes some of the most well known Christian books. For instance, Jesus Calling the amazing devotional by Sarah Young is one of our favorites and yes, is published by Thomas Nelson. I’m itching to get my hands on Desperate by Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson next!
But first I have to review my first copy that I actually was sent quite awhile ago. Time gets the best of us.
With my history as an English major I’ve read quite a bit of Anne Bradstreet over the years. That’s the thing about 4 years in college studying all works of literature, you read A LOT! So I was excited to read more about this great poet and mother and puritan woman.
This book, Anne Bradstreet by D.B. Kellogg, is a little gem. Small in size that would fit in a pocket, this book is portable and easy to store. But what’s better is the content. If you have ever wondered what life was like for this poet, this is a great resource for more behind the scenes information. The chapters are short and the information concise, with plenty of excerpts from her work. The small book is full of historically accurate accounts that are not boring nor lacking in interesting little facts.
The book follows Anne’s life, from childhood to adulthood, focusing on the challenges and successes she encountered as a child, woman, wife, and mother. From those challenges and successes came her poetry, an outpouring of her life. The story of her faith journey is worth the read, how God used her life as an outpouring of Christ.
I found the book to be a worthwhile read if you are at all interested in Puritan life or the life of Anne Bradstreet. While difficult to read at times, as a whole the book was well composed and interesting.
This book would be well suited for those over the age of 13 given some of the issues conveyed in the book and definitely a great book for young poets and history buffs alike.
Disclosure: This book was given to me free from the publisher through the Book Sneeze.com book review bloggers program in exchange for my honest review.