Jimmy Carter has been teaching Sunday school ever since he was a young midshipman in Annapolis. In later years he conducted religious services on submarines on which he served, and he even led the occasional class in Washington while he was president. For the last 25 years, President Carter has taught the adult Bible study at his church in Plains, where several hundred visitors join him each Sunday to understand the wisdom of the Bible and apply it to their lives. Sunday Mornings in Plains: Bible Study with Jimmy Carter gives listeners everywhere the opportunity to share in this remarkable experience. Drawing on an extensive archive of class recordings, each volume in this original series presents a complete month-long sequence of classes on a general theme or topic of enduring mainstream interest. Listeners will hear all the unscripted interaction and unexpected insights that keep these classes so lively, as well as the warmth, humor, and authority that make President Carter such a beloved and effective teacher.
Bringing Peace to a Changing World, the third volume in the series, presents four classes that President Carter taught on the book of Isaiah in December 2001. Speaking during a holiday season of global unrest and uncertainty, President Carter explores the historical and contemporary resonances of Isaiah's prophecies, leading up to Isaiah's vision of the Prince of Peace, whose birth is celebrated at Christmas. Sharing personal insights into the global peace process, President Carter not only conveys the urgency of pursuing the peace prophesized by Isaiah, but also offers inspiring examples of how individuals can put these ideals into practice in their daily lives.
An inspiring and timeless addition to the Sunday Mornings series, Bringing Peace to a Changing World makes dramatically clear once more why Jimmy Carter can speak to a broad audience on issues of society and spirit like nobody else.
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; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc.