Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith
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Sources of Strength: Meditations on Scripture for a Living Faith

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For Jimmy Carter, Holy Scripture has been a constant companion, a source of inspiration and strength in both good times and bad. A lifetime of devoted Bible reading has taught him that the truths of Scripture have the power to enrich and transform our daily lives in unexpected ways. Sources of Strength is his invitation to share in the spiritual bounty of Scripture and the...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 19th 1999 by WaterBrook Press (first published December 12th 1991)
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Ally
I could not disagree with former President Carter's politics more, but thoroughly enjoyed & cherish this book. Beautifully written by a man that truly has a heart for God. An excellent read for anyone in need of God's comfort & grace.
Michael
This is the most boring book I have ever read. I made it through about 50 pages and kept falling asleep (of course, I was reading it before I went to bed each night). Perhaps there is someone out there who finds Jimmy Carter's ruminations on the Bible interesting. I am not he. Yet another reason to dislike Jimmy Carter, as if I needed more. Bad president, bad writer. Go back to growing peanuts, you Baptist hillbilly.
Stacey D.
Several scriptures, as chosen and interpreted by our former president, a man under-appreciated in his devotion to humanity. As a non-Christian, the book was both inspiring and educational. The best part was that I got to meet Mr. Carter several years ago when he autographed my book.
Michael
This book is full of simple, basic meditations on the Bible by our former President. He has a gentle reading voice, and you can't go wrong by going back to the basics and applying these lessons to your life.

Brad
Jimmy Carter uses this book to help relate scripture to everyday life, and how he and his wife have related scripture to events that have happened in their lives. Depicts the true compassion of a humble man.
Kirk Bower
I gave this book to my father (my hero/great guy) for Christmas. Alittle over two year later I was reading it after his funeral, which may have given me a bias view - but great book! (thanks dad)
Leslie
Not up to a review just now, but I did scribble a few comments as I read. A lovely book.
Veronica
The book is very interesting to read & very informative. I enjoyed reading it.
rosesamongthorns
May 02, 2012 rosesamongthorns marked it as to-read
So far its giving me the strength I needed to endure this hell of a week.
Rachel
I think he's a good man, but he would make a very boring Sunday school teacher.
Kathaileen
Short essays from his Sunday School teachings. Very good.
Ann
Like Sunday school classes, very inspirations.
Lisa
Jimmy Carter. What's not to love? :D
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James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. was the thirty-ninth President of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981, and the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. Prior to becoming president, Carter served two terms in the Georgia Senate and as the 76th Governor of Georgia, from 1971 to 1975.

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