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

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Thomas Nelson, Sep 9, 2007 - Religion - 224 pages
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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.

The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers focuses on Mr. Rogers' spiritual legacy, but it is much more than that. 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."

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There is a section that really got me thinking. Chapter three deals with the Holy Spirit, but more importantly the idea that the distance between people is holy ground, even if the space between them involves a screen. As I walk on this path as a writer I am understanding the power of that space. Read full review

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I have a whole new appreciation for Mr. Rogers after reading this book. He was really a remarkable man whose primary gift was paying exquisite attention to the person he was with at the time -- adults ... Read full review

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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.  

 

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