When in Rome

Simonetta Carr has authored numerous (and superb!) children’s books. It’s our honor to have her on the show today, and it won’t take you long to figure out she ain’t from around here. Originally hailing from lovely Italy, she now lives in sunny Cali - trading one vineyard for another. It does seem all the more fitting she’d write a book on Michelangelo, contender for the Renaissance Man title and a native Italian himself! Simonetta calls us to question: why should reformed protestants know (or even care) about Michelangelo and the Renaissance, and why should our children learn about them, too? Her book will broaden our view of the reformation as well as an appreciation for the arts and the beauty therein. But … what about all the renaissance nudity?! Don't shield your eyes … it’s a bit of Art Appreciation meets Survey of Art History on Mortification of Spin today, so trade your pen for a paintbrush and tap into your inner artist.

The Alliance has several copies of "Michelangelo for Kids: His Life and Ideas" by Simonetta Carr that we are giving away.

Congratulations to:

  • Amye S., Salem, VA
  • Matt T., Murietta, CA
  • Glenn W., Milwaukee, WI
  • Ann C., Battle Creek, MI
  • Adam F., Broken Arrow, OK
  • Mindy S., Lancaster, PA