Monday, September 7, 2009

Book Review

Mormon Scientist by Henry J. Eyring
4 of 5 stars

This book is about the life of Henry Eyring, father of the Apostle Henry B. Eyring. I loved it! Henry Eyring is an inspiring man.
  • He was a famous scientist who discovered some of the theories you'd find in a physics class today.
  • He was a colleague with Albert Einstein.
  • He was the most nominated person for the Nobel Prize, but never won it. Some say he didn't win it because of his religious convictions. (He believed in God and was a Christian. Apparently that isn't acceptable if you're a scientist.)
Brother Eyring was able to reconcile religion with science. He taught them both well. He was a fine example and helped answer many questions for prophets and general authorities on the subject. Some of their correspondence can be found in the book. He was also able to look beyond faults in his leaders and maintain a powerful testimony.

The man studied in this book deserves a 5 out of 5 stars, but I gave the book 4 out of 5 stars. The layout didn't flow well. The writing was good, but at times the book felt choppy.

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