What a book of testimony about our Great and awesome God and one Christian man with a vision and a dream with an unshakable faith in God. Dr. Damadian is indeed a Christian man who believes in the God of the Bible and has been used mightily of God to forever change our world through his invention of the MRI. The book is his amazing story of how he came up with the idea to build such a machine as the MRI and what he suffered and endured to bring his God shaped vision to pass and into reality.
Dr. Damadian, though a brilliant man, is also a very God-fearing, uncompromising and humble man. In the book, Gifted Mind, it is revealed how he developed the MRI on a shoestring budget, being scoffed at by people all around him – stating that such a machine could never be built to do what he stated the MRI could do. But he went ahead in his faith and hope in God and built the first MRI and patented it so the machine could be used to detect cancer and other abnormalities in the body leading to the saving of many lives. And today the MRI is a marvelous medical tool being used every day all over the world to detect such things as tumors and other health abnormalities in the body. I know because I live with 2 brain tumors and have MRI’s done on a periodic basis (with and without contrast) so I for one am very grateful to God and to Dr. Damadian for inventing the MRI.
In the book it is revealed how after he invented the MRI that actually worked (appropriately named Indomitable), companies such as GE and others tried to steal his invention from him. It is shared in the book that at one point he even stood up to one of the most powerful men in the business world in that time, Jack Welch, the CEO of General Electric. GE wanted to steal his invention and reap the rewards of Dr. Damadian’s work without crediting him or compensating him for it. And Dr. Damadian, (just as David took on Goliath and won), stood face to face with Jack Welch taking him on, who offered him 80 million dollars to settle the lawsuit…but Dr. Damadian said NO! And anyone who knows anything about business and Jack Welch, knows that no one told Jack Welch NO. But Doctor Damadian did and he won! God vindicated him in regards to the matter. Also, a heartbreaking thing happened in that Dr. Damadian was rejected for receiving the Nobel Prize for his invention – which he should have received. Rather others were awarded the Nobel Prize instead of him.
Dr. Damadian is a Godly and Biblical man. He is a scientist. He is also a Biblical creationist and states so in his book without any reservations whatsoever. Although I do not comprehend all the technical writing in the book I do get and comprehend the story of Dr. Damadian and how one man with a vision and faith in our extraordinary God can and does do great and amazing things that leads to incredible change in our world. In this case, it was the invention of the MRI. His story greatly encouraged my heart that it is true, that indeed, nothing is impossible with God. To quote Dr. Damadian, “To me, the highest purpose a man can find for life is to serve the will of God. That is what motivates my work as a scientist: exploring and applying the laws of nature and of nature’s God for the benefit of mankind.” And to you Dr. Damadian I humbly say thank you for being willing to do the will of God in your life, for though it cost you much, the world today is all the better for the glory of God and the good of mankind worldwide because of your faith in God and obedience to Him and His will.
If you are discouraged or doubting that God can or will use you as a Christian in this day and world we live in I strongly urge you to read Gifted Mind and be encouraged that God has, can, and will always use people who fear Him and His Word and purpose to do His will, in their hearts no matter the cost or outcome. To God be the Glory!
To learn more about the book, Gifted Mind, visit the publisher’s website at http://www.nlpg.com/gifted-mind
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