Leading a Worthy Life presents the four classes President Carter taught in January 1998 on the Book of Ephesians. Describing basic tenets of Christian living that still resonate today, Paul urges us "to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." (Ephesians 4:1-3)
As he speaks to the theme of reconciliation with God and with each other that runs through all four lessons, President Carter connects Paul's message to the concerns of our time, including such relevant issues as fundamentalism and disunity in the church, and shares insights into practical applications of faith in daily life that will challenge and inspire.
The Formations Bible Study research used by President Carter in teaching these lessons is published by Smith and Helwys Publishing, which has granted permission for its use. © 2007 Jimmy Carter. All rights reserved; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc. All rights reserved.
"Carter's unscripted and intimate discourse marks an auspicious beginning to a project that holds tremendous potential for bringing practical issues of faith into the public arena." (Publishers Weekly)
"In his familiar voice, President Jimmy Carter speaks in clear, even tones on the New Testament Book of Ephesians....The lessons are augmented by examples from Carter's personal life....Carter uses subtle, light humor throughout and each class begins and ends with prayer and music. (AudioFile)
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