Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Isaac Newton - a Christian Encounters book - by Mitch Stokes

This little book is a quick introduction into the life of Issac Newton.

At first when I received this book I was hesitant to start reading it. The author, Mitch Stokes, has a Ph.D. in philosophy, an M.A in religion, and an M.S. in mechanical engineering. I do not have any training in the high sciences, nor do I ever want to! I was worried that perhaps the book would be stuffy and difficult for me to read.

After I began reading I was quickly surprised! It was an easy read (at only 168 small pages) and written for a layman (such as myself) to get a quick grasp of Isaac Newton's life - both his faith and science!

Mitch Stokes does an excellent job of conveying scientific items in a way that, although I don't understand them, I was able to "get" while reading.

Isaac Newton felt that "to be constantly engaged in studying and probing into God's actions was true worship (page 44)." Although I may not be able to study and probe in the way a genius such as Newton could, I was encouraged by his diligence towards learning about the world we live in.

I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the great scientist Newton, or anyone curious about how many of the beliefs we hold as fact came to be.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com <http://BookSneeze.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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