The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the World's Most Beloved Neighbor

The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the World's Most Beloved Neighbor

by Amy Hollingsworth

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The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the World's Most Beloved Neighbor by Amy Hollingsworth

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with an inside look on Mr. Rogers' spiritual legacy. It shows us a man who, to paraphrase the words of St. Francis of Assisi, "preached the gospel at all times; when necessary he used words."

Tom Brokaw of NBC Nightly News once said of the American icon Fred Rogers, "Mister Rogers was an ordained minister, but he never talked about God on his program. He didn't need to."

Eight years before his death, Fred Rogers met author, educator, and speaker Amy Hollingsworth. What started as a television interview turned into a wonderful friendship spanning dozens of letters detailing the driving force behind this gentle man of extraordinary influence. Educator? Philosopher? Psychologist? Minister? Here is an intimate portrait of the real Mister Rogers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849918940
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 09/09/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 35,248
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Amy Hollingsworth is the author of the best-selling The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers and Gifts of Passage. Before writing books, Amy wrote for various magazines and was a television writer for eight years for CBN. In 2010, she was named one of USA Today’s Top 100 People for her influence on pop culture and was featured in the documentary by MTV’s Benjamin Wagner titled Mister Rogers & Me. Her television appearances include WGN’s Morning News, PBS’s A Word on Words, and Fox’s Morning News. A former psychology professor, Amy lives in Virginia with her husband and children.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
A Legacy of Spiritual Toast Sticks
Introduction: The Real Mister Rogers     xvii
Toast Sticks for the Heart
The Importance of Taking Time, The Importance of Silence     1
A Presence Transformed by Prayer     19
The Wondrous Work of the Holy Spirit     33
Toast Sticks for the Eyes
The Best Gift: Your Honest Self     53
Who Is My Neighbor?     75
The Power of Forgiveness     93
Toast Sticks for the Hands
The Least of These     113
Difficult Times     129
Heading toward Heaven     151
Epilogue     163
Notes     167

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Anonymous 11 months ago
Truly wish I had known more about Fred Rogers when my children were young. Fascinating story!
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Mr Rogers was a very decorated Navy Seal in his younger days. Not so much of the hand to hand combat situations, but more like the "behind the scene" covert operations. An expert in explosives and demolitions, and chemical warefare, he was the one behind many raids that went unpublished in the eyes of the media. Did you ever notice how he always wore long sleeved sweaters. That covered the tatoos he had on his arms from his Military career. He's not proud of what he did, but it was what he had to do at the time. When his military obligtions where fullfiled, he promised himself that he would dedicate the rest of his life helping people. His story is one of adventure and sacrifice. One of dedication and obligation. Read how a man with a background like this became one of millions of children's personal neighbor and daily babysitter.