For almost three decades, President Carter has regularly spent part of each Sunday reading from scripture and sharing his personal faith with neighbors, friends, and visitors at his Baptist church in Plains, Georgia. In Living Faith, he draws on this experience, exploring the values closest to his heart and the personal beliefs that have nurtured and sustained him.
For President Carter, faith finds its deepest expression in a life of compassion, reconciliation, and service to others. Living Faith is filled with stories of people whose lives have touched hissome from the world stage, more from modest walks of life. We see how President Carter learned about other faiths from Prime Minister Menachim Begin and President Anwar Sadat; learned a lesson in forgiveness from a clash with commentator George Will; how he was inspired by the simple theology of preacher Ely Cruz, "Love God and the person in front of you"; and how the cheerful strength of family friend Annie Mae Rhodes taught him the meaning of "patient faith."
Rooted in scripture and infused with a vision of how a dynamic faith can enrich our public and private lives, this is the most personal book yet by one of our most admired Americansa warmly inspirational volume to give and to share.
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About the Author
Jimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth President of the United States. He is the author of ten previous books, including the national bestseller Always a Reckoning. He lives in Plains, Georgia, with his wife, Rosalynn.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jimmy Carter did not decide to come to my church to talk with us. However I acquired this book through my church as the most admired living ex-president in America i was pleasantly surprised to read about how he thinks of the world both secular and religious and his career in the navy, as a farmer, and in politics. He is truly a good human being before being a politician. I think he was the most qulaified of presidents in the past 50 years and bad things happened during his administration which he details and says how he dealt with them from the inside. Thank you president Carter for passing your faith on to the world at the Carter Center and through Habitat for Humanity and your work in Sudan and other African Nations under civil wars.