Living Faith

Living Faith

Book - 1996 | 1st ed
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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 his--some 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 Americans--a warmly inspirational volume to give and to share.
Publisher: New York : Times Books, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780812927368
Branch Call Number: BIO CARTER JIMM Cart
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 22 cm


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apollospacefan Jul 22, 2018

Although this book was written in 1996, I heard Carter make the same statements in this book about his faith and the role of principles in life as he did in a recent radio interview. His principles have stayed the same and are a powerful force in his life. I found his writing about events and beliefs in his family and his southern community that shaped his life, especially events during his younger years, especially fascinating.


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