B. B. Warfield lived at a time when many people—even those who considered themselves Christians—were questioning the authority of God’s Word. For centuries most people in Europe and North America had taken for granted that the Bible was the word of God, but in Warfield’s lifetime they were wondering whether it could still be trusted. Warfield was confident that the Bible could be trusted, and as a professor of theology at Princeton Seminary, he devoted his life to teaching and writing about its authority and other important issues of theology. In this biography, Simonetta Carr introduces children to one of America’s greatest Reformed theologians whose timeless writings address challenges to the truths of God’s Word today.
Chapter 1 – Studies and Passions
Chapter 2 – A Debt of Love
Chapter 3 – A Truth Worth Defending
Chapter 4 – Writer and Teacher
Chapter 5 – A Mighty Fight
Chapter 6 – Loving Husband and Friend
Chapter 7 – The Last Years
Did You Know?
Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she 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, Santee, California.
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.
“Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield is often called the ‘Lion of Princeton’ because of the ferocity with which he pounced on any departure from his beloved Reformed faith. But in addition to being a highly-respected biblical scholar and theologian, the ‘Lion’ was also a devoted husband and a true scholar-gentlemen. Warfield lived and worked in tumultuous times. There is much to learn from both his work and his exemplary life."
— Kim Riddlebarger, senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim, CA, and author of The Lion of Princeton: B.B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian
“Warfield was a champion of the faith whose legacy deserves to be kept alive. I am grateful that at last, thanks to Simonetta Carr, our children will become acquainted with him also!”
— Fred G. Zaspel (PhD, Free University of Amsterdam), pastor at Reformed Baptist Church in Franconia, Pennsylvania, and adjunct professor of systematic theology at Calvary Baptist Seminary in Landsdale, Pennsylvania.