Saturday, June 9, 2012

Book Review: George Washington Carver by John Perry

I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book George Washington Carver by John Perry. 

The book George Washington Carver by John Perry was an interesting biography of a gentle and intelligent black man whose passion for God and desire to learn everything about His creation moved him to great works.  His humble dependence upon God is inspiring.  
The book profiles his life beginning with his birth into slavery and the miraculous way that God's hand of protection was upon him. It concluds with his peaceful death after a life filled with accolades and accomplishments as a scientist (largely focused on developing products from peanuts) and professor at Tuskegee University, in Tuskegee, Alabama.  His dedication to science, agriculture, people, and His God are clearly communicated throughout the writing.  One of my favorite parts of the book, is the prayer that George Washington Carver was reported as saying:  "Lord completely guide us in all things and let us be gladly led by You."  His students regarded him as one of the kindest and most patient teachers they ever knew. 

This was a very well written and inspiring book about a man whose patience and trust in God allowed him to accomplish great things.  I appreciated the tenacious spirit and persevering methodical personality that the author so easily portrayed within each of the chapters.  While reading this book, I felt the tension between the black and white race that was a part of our country not so very long ago.  I quietly appreciated that we live in a different world today.   

I would like to thank Thomas Nelson Publishing for this free review copy of George Washington Carver by John Perry provided to me through BookSneeze.  The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

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