The Good Life: The Truths That Last in Times of Need

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9780060000752: The Good Life: The Truths That Last in Times of Need

Urges readers to adopt deeper truths and more significant values, and challenges the allure of wealth and power, blind faith in science, and the desire for success, freedom, immortality, and personal happiness.

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"Peter Gomes is well qualified to cast his net wider to people seeking The Good Life."--Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

"With his usual eloquence and insight, Gomes reminds us of truthsthat are now more important to us than ever."--Karen Armstrong, author of The Battle for God

" Highly readable ... as reliable a guide for life as one is likely to find anywhere."--Huston Smith, author of Why Religion Matters

"A wise, timely, and wonderfully readable celebration of the virtues."--Marcus Borg, author of Reading the Bible Again For the First Time

"Clearly and persuasively, Gomes tackles themes such as hope, discipline and success."--Dallas Morning News

"A how-to for living a truly good life....simple and sound."--The [New Jersey] Star-Ledger

."..This good book about The Good Life is good news... a balanced and profound proclamation."--Tony Campolo, Professor of Sociology, Eastern University

" In writing about things that matter, [Gomes] has written a book that matters."--Booklist

'Peter at his best...he continues as the Master Teacher of truths we could not hear from others."--Alan K. Simpson, Former U.S. Senator to Wyoming

"A worthwhile addition to all libraries, this volume promises to be another best seller."--Library Journal

..".This good book about The Good Life is good news... a balanced and profound proclamation."--Tony Campolo, Professor of Sociology, Eastern University

...This good book about The Good Life is good news... a balanced and profound proclamation. --Tony Campolo, Professor of Sociology, Eastern University"

Peter Gomes is well qualified to cast his net wider to people seeking The Good Life. --Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame"

With his usual eloquence and insight, Gomes reminds us of truthsthat are now more important to us than ever. --Karen Armstrong, author of The Battle for God"

Highly readable ... as reliable a guide for life as one is likely to find anywhere. --Huston Smith, author of Why Religion Matters"

A wise, timely, and wonderfully readable celebration of the virtues. --Marcus Borg, author of Reading the Bible Again For the First Time"

Peter at his best...he continues as the Master Teacher of truths we could not hear from others. --Alan K. Simpson, Former U.S. Senator to Wyoming"

In writing about things that matter, [Gomes] has written a book that matters. --Booklist"

A worthwhile addition to all libraries, this volume promises to be another best seller. --Library Journal"

A how-to for living a truly good life....simple and sound. --The [New Jersey] Star-Ledger"

Clearly and persuasively, Gomes tackles themes such as hope, discipline and success. --Dallas Morning News"

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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