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Isaac Newton: Inventor, Scientist, and Teacher (Sower Series) [Paperback]

By John Hudson Tiner (Author), Tiner Jon H (Author) & Bill Biel (Illustrator)
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Isaac Newton wrote: On the sun and other heavenly bodies: "This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intellectual Being." On the Lord of the heavens: "This being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord of all . . ." On atheism: "Atheism is so senseless. When I look at the solar system, I see the earth at the right distance from the sun to receive the proper amounts of heat and light. This did not happen by chance." On the solar system: "The motions of the planets require a Divine Arm to impress them." On God, his Savior: "The true God is a living, intelligent and powerful being." On the trials of life: "Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise physician gives because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust His skill and thank Him for His prescription." On God's presence: "His (God's) duration reaches from eternity to eternity; His presence from infinity to infinity." On the Bible: "I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men who were inspired. I study the Bible daily."

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A devout Christian and great mathematician, Newton is remembered as the discoverer of the law of gravity.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Mott Media (MI)
Pages   144
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.24" Width: 5.24" Height: 0.61"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 2000
Publisher   Mott Media
Grade Level  Grade 8  
Age  9-14
Series  Sowers  
ISBN  0915134950  
ISBN13  9780915134953  

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More About John Hudson Tiner, Tiner Jon H & Bill Biel

John Hudson Tiner John Hudson Tiner received five National Science Foundation teaching fellowships during his 12 years as a teacher of mathematics and science that allowed him to study graduate chemistry, astronomy, and mathematics. He also worked as a mathematician and cartographer for the Defense Mapping Agency, Aerospace Center in St. Louis, MO.

Tiner has received numerous honors for his writing, including the Missouri Writer's Guild award for best juvenile book for Exploring the World of Chemistry. He and his wife, Jeanene, live in Missouri.

John Hudson Tiner currently resides in High Ridge, in the state of Missouri. John Hudson Tiner was born in 1944.

John Hudson Tiner has published or released items in the following series...

  1. Champions of Discovery
  2. Exploring (New Leaf Press)
  3. Sowers

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A review from a kid in AZ  Dec 7, 2005
The title of the book is Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton was a boy born on Christmas. Isaac was interested in models at first, but his interests changed. Soon he became more intrigued in other things, and he started studying things like Science, Physics and, Math. Through his youth, Isaac transferred from many schools.In the future he wanted to start doing experiments of his own. This story takes place in many settings such as, his home, Trinity University, ext. The theme of the book is, go out and learn. I liked this book because it taught me many things, like where ring around the rosies came from.
A review from Aaron in AZ  Dec 7, 2005
The title of the book is Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton was a young boy who was born on Christmas.He was interested in models when he was young, but in the future is intriguement changed. Soon he became interested in other things.Thru his youth, he transferred form many schools. In the future when he was studying, he decided to start inventing. This story takes place in many settings such as, his home, Trinity University, so on.The theme of the book is go out and learn. I give the book 4/5.
Well written and enjoyable!  Aug 7, 2005
I love this book, and read it because my 9 year old son said he enjoyed it so much! Newton is an amazing man and is to be looked up to. His accomplishments are incredible, and include more than gravity! I'm interested in his theological writings and thoughts as I never knew he had any...all I managed to learn in school was that an apple fell on his head and this led to his discovering gravity. The things you miss in grade school! Newton is a fascinationg subject for people of all ages and this book is a great starting point for adults who missed much of what went on in class. For children it is a far more accurate and rounded teaching tool than I ever received for those who are interested in science and in character building.
Great to read aloud!
Invents a cardboard Newton to fit Fundamentalist needs.  Feb 13, 2000
This book serves up a bowdlerized version of Sir Isaac Newton that has been carefully crafted to make him look like a modern Evangelical Fundamentalist. It makes good Sunday-school reading, perhaps, but it doesn't make for accurate biography.

Sir Isaac Newton was indeed a committed Christian and an almost obsessed Biblical scholar, as well as a towering mathematical genius. However, his years of scholarship ultimately led him to reject the doctrine of the Trinity and adopt a system of Christian belief that was closer to Arianism than to orthodox Christianity. See the essays collected in John Fauvel's <> for more information on this view of Newton and the evidence for it in his personal notebooks. See also Dr. Betty Jo Teeter Dobbs' careful study <> to understand how important the thirty years Newton spent investigating the claims of alchemy were in the development of his mature scientific philosophy.

Highly Recommended  Oct 9, 1999
This book should be placed in the adult section at church in addition to the children's section. These days new books are coming out claiming Newton to have been a deist and to have dabbled in alchemy, while his Christianity has been completely ignored. This book blows the covers off of those myths. Newton is shown to have been a dedicated Christian believer as well as a dedicated scientist. Many quotes from his one million word commentaries on the Bible are mentioned. His relationships with other important Christian scholars of the day are explored, and his true genius are revealed. The book will even bring a tear to your eye. Highly recommended.

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