Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter audiobook

Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis

By Jimmy Carter
Read by Jimmy Carter

Simon & Schuster Audio
4.83 Hours Unabridged
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In Our Endangered Values, Jimmy Carter offers a personal consideration of "moral values" as they relate to the important issues of the day. He puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning about where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred. Carter describes his reactions to recent disturbing societal trends that involve both religious and political worlds as they increasingly intertwine and include some of the most crucial and controversial issues of the day. Many of these matters are under fierce debate. They include preemptive war, women's rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America's global image, fundamentalism, and the melding of religion and politics. Sustained by his lifelong faith, Jimmy Carter assesses these issues in a balanced and courageous way.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album

In Our Endangered Values, Jimmy Carter offers a personal consideration of "moral values" as they relate to the important issues of the day. He puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning about where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred.

Carter describes his reactions to recent disturbing societal trends that involve both religious and political worlds as they increasingly intertwine and include some of the most crucial and controversial issues of the day.

Many of these matters are under fierce debate. They include preemptive war, women's rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America's global image, fundamentalism, and the melding of religion and politics.

Sustained by his lifelong faith, Jimmy Carter assesses these issues in a balanced and courageous way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Carter has come to the defense of our national values. We need a voice from the not-so-distant past, and this quiet voice strikes just the right notes.” New York Review of Books
Our Endangered Values cannot be safely ignored." -- The Wall Street Journal
This is a book of reason and tolerance but also of indignation. The former President draws on his religious faith to comment wisely on a wide range of 'hot button' issues. Although Carter's tone is patient and explanatory, his views are bound to be newsworthy and should rekindle some old fires...an eloquent personal testament that deserves a wide readership, regardless of political affiliation. Highly recommended." -- Library Journal
Carter offers an unusual combination: a man of faith and a man of power...By adding his own voice to the discussion, Carter reminds us of a time when religion was tied to such virtues as humility and such practices as soul-searching...he is undoubtedly one of our finest human beings." -- Alan Wolfe, The Washington Post Book World
Carter speaks eloquently of how his own faith has shaped his moral vision...makes resonant connections between religion and political activism..." -- Publishers Weekly
Our Endangered Values cannot be safely ignored.” Wall Street Journal
...Carter's overarching decency, his care for the human condition and the health of planet Earth shines through." -- Kirkus
“Carter offers an unusual combination: a man of faith and a man of power…By adding his own voice to the discussion, Carter reminds us of a time when religion was tied to such virtues as humility and such practices as soul-searching…he is undoubtedly one of our finest human beings.”  Washington Post Book World
“Jimmy Carter projects cool, communicating with a poise that commands attention while gently signaling to opponents that they better do their homework before mounting any sort of debate…Carter’s arguments for common-sense change are deeply resonant.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Carter speaks eloquently of how his own faith has shaped his moral vision…makes resonant connections between religion and political activism.”  Publishers Weekly
“An eloquent personal testament that deserves a wide readership, regardless of political affiliation. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Carter’s overarching decency, his care for the human condition and the health of planet Earth shines through.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Jimmy Carter

Author Bio: Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was the thirty-ninth president of the United States, serving from 1977 to 1981. In 1982, he and his wife founded the Carter Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people around the world. Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. He is the author of thirty books, including A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety; A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power; An Hour Before Daylight: Memoirs of a Rural Boyhood; and Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English