In this personal memoir of faith Jimmy Carter tells how his religious convictions have always led him down the demanding yet rewarding path of service to others. With honesty and economy of words, he details his own struggles and doubts with faith, family, and career. As he tells the stories of his political travails, his marital squabbles, his frustration with the takeover of the Southern Baptist Church by narrow fundamentalists, and his recent diplomatic feats, the reader sees how he has striven (sometimes belatedly) to take each step with faith in God as well as with a pragmatic, humanitarian zeal. Carter's accomplishments on local, national, and international scales are an inspiration to everyone who agrees that religious belief is a call to love all people and to aid those in need. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
In this rich and very intimate spiritual autobiography, the former president shares his living Christian faith. Carter's deep faith is rooted in his family and community, and he traces the growth and development of his faith through his career in the Navy and various political offices, and through his work with Habitat for Humanity (which builds housing for poor Americans) and the Carter Center (an international peacemaking organization). Carter also discusses the impact that Soren Kierkegaard and Reinhold Niebuhr have had on his life. With engaging humor and self-effacement, Carter shares his personal stories of the lessons of faith he has learned as a son, husband and father. In addition, he shares his sense of justice and the ways his faith has affected his actions and personal lifestyle. Carter's book is an enjoyable look into the life of a man engaged in living out his faith in the public eye.
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Always an admirer of former President Carter, I was delighted when I found this book at our local Friends of the Library sale and was even more delighted when I discovered that the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jayne P. Bowers
I had the opportunity to read Living Faith by President Jimmy Carter and really enjoyed it. It was an easy read by a man who was by no means reach when he and his wife came out of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Randy R. Cotton
Practical stepsfor following spirituality in real life. Real honest sincere. Even tho prez carter is a giant - but all people can get their life together and dream a bigger dreamPublished 20 months ago by Nusrat S. Retina-Rabbee
I really enjoyed Carter's writing style, clear and concise, and easy to read. I'll read all the rest of his books now. Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by Sandi Wallace
This is an absolutely wonderful read. Carter shares the story of his personal spiritual journey in the Christian faith through events in his life. Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by Chad Wible
Heard LIVING FAITH, a spiritual autobiography read and written by
President Jimmy Carter . . . it helped me understand this remarkable man
who has perhaps accomplished... Read more
A well written book that's easy to read. If you want to get a good understanding of why Carter took or didn't take certain actions while in office and the greater accomplishments... Read morePublished on October 6, 2007 by Craig
This was the first book I read writen By x president Jimmy Carter
I was one of you who didn't give him a second chance,(Because of all the yellow ribbons in my... Read more