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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperOne; Reprint edition (May 25, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060000783
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060000783
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #816,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“One of the most dedicated, knowledgeable, articulate, and persuasive spokesmen for the Christian religion in the present secular age.” (Nathan Marsh Pusey, President Emeritus, Harvard University)

“With great learning and wit, Reverend Peter J. Gomes stirs our souls and stimulates our minds ...” (James O. Freedman, President, Dartmouth College)

“. . . [Gomes] is . . . the good and well-spoken uncle whose advice is always worth hearing.” (Library Journal)

“This book might be your best bet for gaining a heart of wisdom, à la Peter Gomes.” (Christian Century)

About the Author

Peter J. Gomes has been minister of Harvard University's Memorial Church since 1974, when he was appointed Pusey Minister of the church, and serves as Plummer Professor of Christian Morals. An American Baptist minister, he was named one of America's top preachers by Time magazine. He is the recipient of thirty-three honorary degrees and an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, the University of Cambridge, England, where the Gomes Lectureship is established in his name.


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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Craig L. Howe on August 26, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I love to listen to and read sermons. I am moved not only by the language, but also by the ideas. I love to listen to a person who has struggled with a sustained effort to make words express ideas.
Peter Gomes brings clarity of thought to his profession. While I do not agree with everything he says, I appreciate his eloquence and insights. His words alternatively brace and sooth. He is provocative; he is comforting.
His sermons are a pleasant diversion to my daily struggles.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James Ayube on November 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is the third book I've read by Peter Gomes, and as usual he provides his usual dose of wit and wisdom. However, since religion is such a sensitive topic, one needs an open mind to get the most from his sermons. I don't agree with everything he says, but at the very least, he challenges you to think in different ways about life, about God and about religion. But he is not hard to read or understand -- often, after reading something he wrote, I've thought, "gee, how obvious," although while it may have seemed obvious, I hadn't thought of it before! Reading his books has helped me get more in tune with my spiritual and religious side.
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By Heidi on March 30, 2013
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This is a great book, but then I like anything Peter Gomes has written. I definitely recommend it to all who preach or listen to sermons.
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Format: Paperback
We are using this in our church's study group. We find it an excellent resource on a wide variety of topics. Peter Gomes is a great preacher with a subtle sense of humor.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tammy Mickey on October 21, 2008
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i didn't know these were sermans when i purchased the book. it would be good for a person who couldn't make it out to church on Sunday's.
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