Galileo is one of the books in the “Christian Encounters” series published by Thomas Nelson Publishers. It was written by Mitch Stokes. The book tells the life of science great, Galileo, but includes many details about his faith as well, and how it guided him.
This book is a great resource and is very detailed. It would be a great book to use for someone who was doing a report or project on Galileo. It would also be a great read for any science history buffs who are looking to learn more about Galileo from a bit of a different perspective. There are not any other books to my knowledge which include so much information about Galileo’s faith. (Something that the Christian Encounters series is trying to change – by profiling many great historical figures with more details into their Christianity and how God guided them to greatness)
For the average reader, it is a bit detailed and at times was tough to get through. I was familiar with some of Galileo’s works from my math and science classes in college, but this book went above and beyond anything I had learned.
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