Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Book Review - Renee of France
About the Book
Renée of France is little known today, but this fascinating and often controversial woman was a correspondent of Calvin. She loved the Reformation, but in sixteenth century Italy such a position could not be lightly held. Add in a husband (the Duke of Ferrara) who served the pope and was determined to oppose Renée, plus the complexity and intrigues of Italian society of the time, and you have all the ingredients for a gripping biography.
My Take on the Book
This book was an interesting read that truly draws you into the story of one individual. This individual that the author examines one that I was not aware of it all will, and thus, I was very excited to be able to learn more about her. In reading this book I have to say that I was very impressed with how well the author laid out all of the facts surrounding individual and then allowed to use the reader to be able to see and understand what this individual stood for and believed in. After reading this short story you gain a much better perspective on how hard it was and is to be a servant of God. The book examines not only be positive things within Renee's life, but also the trials and tribulation's ( of which there were many ).
I highly recommend this book to anyone that is interested in religious. Have to open up your eyes to the world around you and all the things that were impacting the church as well as the governments in this characters' period of time. If you're already a fan of this era in time, then you will love this book, and no matter what you think you know, you will definitely learn from this book too.
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