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Anne Bradstreet
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Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Anne Bradstreet's work serves as a document of the struggles and hardships of colonial life and is a testament to the plight of the women of the age. Her poetry, filled with the love she had for God, her husband, and her eight children, showcased her intense devotion to being a good wife, mother, and Christian. When she arrived in the New World at eighteen, Anne Bradstreet was a reluctant passenger: her old, comfortable lifestyle in England was quickly dashed against the rocks of the Massachusetts Bay. While the wilderness of America and the drama of establishing the Massachusetts Bay Colony at times overwhelmed her, she always took refuge in the belief that it was Godís plan. Anne respected the Puritan teachings and followed them her entire life, always searching for Godís hand in everything around her. But she also was inspired by a strong female leader of the day, Queen Elizabeth, and this influence taught Anne to push herself beyond the dayís limitations. She managed her home, educated her children, encouraged her husband, and sought her Lordóall with a poetís heart.
  • Type: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • ISBN: 9781595551092
  • SKU: 9781595551092
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: Aug. 17, 2010