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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Isaac Newton by Mitch Stokes

Isaac Newton was a genius born on Christmas day in 1642. He was born premature and was expected to live. He not only lived but became one of the world's greatest thinker, experimenter, mathematician and theologian. His greatest work, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, is still studied today.

Isaac Newton by Mitch Stokes was a wonderful, insightful book to read. It was interesting to find out that Newton didn't discover gravity by having an apple actually falling on his head but rather he was thinking of gravitation while sitting under some apple trees when an apple fell. It was also fascinating to read about how Newton made his various discoveries and why he did them.

In everything Issac Newton did, he did it to glorify God. All of his studies, experiments, the hundreds of papers he wrote, he did so he could know God and "give him honor & glory." His religion wasn't a dry intellectual theory but a living, heartfelt relationship with his Creator and he wanted to discover everything he could about nature and science in order to glorify God.

This is a great book for anyone to read who would like to know more about this amazing man.

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