I ordered this book after hearing a radio drama, based on the book and presented in 15-minutes-a-day segments. I found it fascinating and inspiring, because I share Michael's love of science and a deep, living Christian faith. True to life in those times, with lots of interesting events which clearly illustrate the character of Faraday and those around him, the story is written to appeal to any age reader. As an electronics professional I did not find the writng at all childish, yet it is an easy read and contains some humor as well. One can feel Michael's pain as he faces the obstacles, applaud his persistence and humility, and share his exuberance as his dreams were finally realized. Mr. Ludwig's balanced treatment of Faraday's life provides insights into many aspects of the London of his time, as well as detailed descriptions of Michael's experiments. Many prominent scientists and their discoveries are mentioned in the book, and a two-page bibliography is included at the end. This short publication could be used as a starting point for researching a larger, more detailed treatise. Every high school student and adult should read this book. Thank you, Charles Ludwig and Amazon, for this appealing biography of Michael Farady.