Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Deborah Heiligman
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Eric S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780739380499
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A facinating look into Darwin's personal life.

Believe it or not, Charles Darwin’s wife, Emma, was a very religious person who privately disagreed with her husband’s revolutionary scientific theories. Although their differing religious beliefs were a stumbling block throughout their marriage, both truly loved and respected each other. Charles and Emma is the story of their relationship, their family life and the development and dissemination of Darwin’s theories of evolution. It is a delightful book that shows that individuals can disagree and also respect each other’s beliefs and opinions. Many today could learn from the example of their relationship when discussing matters of science and religion.