#Throwback Thursday: Christian Men of Science: Eleven Men Who Changed the World

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As we reminisce on the over forty years that God has blessed Ambassador International to remain in business, we are highlighting a different #backlistbook each week in a series called #ThrowbackThursday.

George Mulfinger started writing Christian Men of Science: Eleven Men Who Changed the World in 1967 and worked on it as time permitted throughout his life, eventually bringing in his daughter, Julia, to write with him. After George died of cancer, Julia picked up the manuscript where he left off, and using his excellent notes and bibliography, and she finished it for him, with Christian Men of Science: Eleven Men Who Changed the World being first released by Ambassador International on November 30, 2001 and republished on April 1, 2004.

Most of us have been led into believing that any scientist worth his salt is an atheist. The truth of the matter is that some of the greatest experimentalists and theoreticians have been Bible-believing Christians. We should study these men—men who have been properly oriented to God’s Word and His creation. They had unusually keen minds to use in carrying out the Lord’s will for their lives, and they could rightly interpret the scientific evidence.

Unfortunately, our knowledge of these men is eroding as libraries gradually discard the older biographies written by Christians. They are being replaced by more up-to-date books, written for the most part by biographers with an antireligious mindset. The newer biographies tend to describe the man’s scientific work adequately, but they fail dismally in communicating the true picture of the man himself and the motivation for his work.

George and Julia asked two questions when determining who to include in the book: (1) Did he profess Christ as his Savior? (2) Did his life manifest the fruit of the Spirit, the good works evidenced by true Christians? It is quite possible that we, as authors and readers, will not agree with each man about every point of Biblical doctrine or that we do not necessarily agree with each man’s denominational affiliations; however, we can appreciate the testimonies of these men while not insisting that they conform to our every standard. Each man in this book showed a genuine love for Christ and was willing to live by His teaching, including: Johannes Kepler, Robert Boyle, David Brewster, Michael Faraday, Samuel Morse, Matthew Fontaine Maury, James Clerk Maxwell, Lord Kelvin, Howard Kelley, Henry Morris, and Walt Brown.

In the short biographies in Christian Men of Science, we are presented with a distilled version of each man’s scientific accomplishments and the evidences of his Christian faith. These testimonies demonstrate that true scientists can be genuine Christians, and that faith in God and the authority of the Bible is not a sign of inferior intellect.

You can add Christian Men of Science to your Goodreads HERE and you can learn more and find purchase links HERE. This book is available in paperback and ebook!