Overcoming prejudice, he became an outstanding scientist for God and country, spending time each day with His Creator who unfolded the mysteries of agriculture for the benefit of mankind.George Washington Carver had a special prayer which he repeated for all the people he knew as well as for the many strangers the Lord would bring into his life:May God ever bless, keep, guide and continue to prosper you in your uplifting work for humanity, be it great or small, is my prayer. And may those whom He has redeemed learn to walk and talk with Him, not only daily and hourly, but momently, through the things that He has created.Born to slave parents, young George was orphaned before he could walk. In his youth he fought poverty and throughout his life he battled prejudice. Yet George Washington Carver merges as one of history's most remarkable men!How? "The Lord has guided me," Carver was heard to often say. "He has shown me the way, just as He will show everyone who turns to Him."This book is written as George Washington Carver might have told the story of his life. Hopefully you will experience his joys, sorrows, anxieties, and zeal for learning of God's creation with him. "Without my Savior, I am nothing," declared Carver. With his Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, George Washington Carver was greatly used by God to discover countless numbers of scientific wonders and to lead a life which has inspired millions of Christians everywhere!This volume of GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER: MAN'S SLAVE BECOMES GOD'S SCIENTIST joins a collection of inspiring biographies written by one of America's foremost authors of children's literature - David R. Collins. Among his other works are: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: GOD'S LEADER FOR A NATION, FRANCIS SCOTT KEY: GOD'S COURAGEOUS COMPOSER, HARRY S. TRUMAN, LINDA RICHARDS, and CHARLES AUGUSTUS LINDBERGH, JR."I choose subjects who have had a strong Christian influence in their lives," states Collins. "This influence led them to serve other people and make a better world for all of us." David R. Collins is an English instructor at Woodrow Wilson Junior High School in Moline, Illinois. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Western Illinois University.In 1975 David Collins was named "Outstanding Educator" by the Illinois Office of Education. In Moline, Collins maintains a busy schedule of church, civic and educational activities. He is a popular speaker and frequently appears at national writers conferences.
The Sowers Series Biographies offer children a chance to experience the Christ-inspired pathways followed by some heroic men and women. Their impact on our lives as well as a great deal of factual information is skillfully presented to the child within the framework of an interest-holding story.
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER by David Collins
Format: Audio Book
Author: David Collins
Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, adult
Grade: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Topic: Biography, Reading, Science, African-American History