Christian Encounters: George Washington Carver
Author: John Perry
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Author John Perry shares twelve well-written chapters on the life and times of Carver’s George, a man born to slaves and raised by whites during a time when such a thing would have been frowned upon.
Carver’s willingness to travel to quench his thirst for knowledge brought many experiences from both the white and Negro world, culminating in his successes at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Although known then as a chemist, Carver was a gifted botanist who firmly believed that his mental dexterity and scientific revelations were all works of God through him. Despite his insatiable desire for praise and recognition, George Washington Carver was quick to share his passion and joy in the Lord with any willing listener.
Whether through his artistic, domestic, or scientific endeavors, the eccentric Carver knew from whence his help shall come. His declaration of his faith was infused in everything that he did.
I was inspired, and pleasantly surprised, while reading this biography on Carver by John Perry, and I look forward to reading more from his Christian Encounter series. It is an easy read and a great resource for a young student’s research.
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