Living Faith

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Times Books, 1996 - Religion - 256 pages
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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.

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Search for Faith
16
A Rooted Life
39
Finding Peace at Home
61
Leadership and Faith
89
To Establish Justice
107
Searching for Peace
135
Faith in Action
161
Crossing Barriers
185
Reaching Out
200
The Lord Ive Come to Know
220
Abundant Life
236
Acknowledgments
257
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About the author (1996)

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.

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