A book to enrich the programme and devotions of homeschoolers, and a challenge and inspiration for young people for over 30 years. With many illustrations, it presents the lives of pioneer scientists along with historical and unique figures, each providing a powerful testimony to the saving grace of God. Here is an insight into the experiences and achievements of outstanding Christians and their times.
Strongly recommended by the late Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones, here is a collection of 11 outstanding testimonies to illustrate and enrich messages for years to come.
The Dawn of Electricity – Michael Faraday
Faraday had been brought up to believe that the human race, though capable of many good things, was basically corrupt and sinful. He accepted the explanation of this given in the Bible, that the human race had rebelled against its Maker, and become cut off from Him. He believed that people could only be reconciled to God by seeking His forgiveness, and by trusting in the death of Christ Who, on the cross, paid the penalty of sin on behalf of all those who love Him. Faraday also believed in the necessity of a personal, life changing conversion. These beliefs had been his faith through youth, but by the age of twenty-two he was suffering many doubts. As he came under the influence of Sir Humphrey Davy, these doubts gave way to open disbelief. Surely, he thought, his mentor was living evidence that a man could be good and great without believing in Christ?
Table of Contents
1. The Dawn of Electricity – Michael Faraday
2. Founder of a Food Empire – Henry J. Heinz
3. A Composer’s Journey – Felix Mendelssohn
4. The ‘Lord Apostol’ – Lord Radstock
5. Genius at Work – James Clerk Maxwell
6. The Heart of a Hymnwriter – Philip P. Bliss
7. Brewer who Renounced a Fortune – Fred Charrington
8. Spearhead into the Unknown – Lord Kelvin
9. The Prodigal Poet – James Montgomery
10. Pioneer of Power – Sir John Ambrose Fleming
11. The Father of Modern Journalism – Daniel Defoe