Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Peanut Man

I love history and I love reading about people in history.

George Washington Carver, written by John Perry is an easy yet very interesting read into the life of an African American during the late 1800's and early 1900's.

Carver was a orphan from birth raised by a loving white family. This was unheard of in those days, but the family was loyal to him.
From the time he was little, Carver had a love for God's creation and throughout his life, asked God to help him learn how to use the creation to glorify the Creator.

God answered this and George Washington Carver became an inventor by American standards, but he saw it as a special gift bestowed on him by his Creator.

The book also delves into the life of Brooker T. Washington as he hired Carver to be part of the Science department at Tuskegee Institute. There were definite personality differences between the two men, but they continued to work together for many years.

Carver has been used by the Creator to introduce us to many uses for the sweet potatoes, peanuts and many other things. Many items we use today we can attribute to this man. May we realize that they are "blessings" from our Creator, as he did.

I was given a copy of this book as part of the blogging network by Thomas Nelson.

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Treasures Evermore said...

Oh this sounds like such an interesting book...something that my African and other children would love. Hope I can get it at the library...being that I live in Canada.{smile}

Have a blessed day and sending hugs your way.


Joy: said...

Wow! I learned about this man all through school and I never knew he was an orphan or that he was raised by a white family.

Been praying for you!