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Michael Faraday: Spiritual Dynamo
Every time you switch on a light,
up a computer or turn on a television,
you do it because of discoveries
related to the work of Michael Faraday.
In a swimming pool you will be guarded
from disease because of liquid chlorine
in the water: this is because Michael
Faraday first liquefied chlorine.
Faraday built the very first electric
motor and later the first generator and
transformer of electricity. This was to
change long distance communication
across the earth leading to the ability
to talk to astronauts far out in space.
His work on electromagnetism is
included in Melvyn Braggs' book on 12
books that changed the World.
But Michael Faraday also suffered from
a disorder known as dyslexia. This
meant that he had difficulty in
learning to read or interpret words,
letters, and other symbols. Faraday
however, overcame this problem to
become one of the greatest public
lecturers in history.
The interesting thing is that alongside
all the amazing discoveries and
brilliant experiments there was
something more important in Michael's
life. He deeply loved and followed the
Lord Jesus. On one occasion after a
brilliant public lecture he had given
at the Royal Institution, the
house "rocked" with enthusiastic
applause. The Prince of Wales rose to
congratulate the great Professor. The
thunders of applause however, were
followed by a strange silence.
Everybody waited for Michael Faraday's
reply, but the lecturer had vanished!
Where was he? Faraday had slipped away
to a prayer meeting.
Faraday believed that his great purpose
in life was to read, as he put it, "the
book of nature ... written by the
finger of God". Few people in history
have read that book more accurately and
applied it more helpfully.
- Type: Paperback
- Pages: 144
- ISBN: 9781845501563
- SKU: 9781845501563
- Publisher: Christian Focus