Item description for Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living by Peter J. Gomes...
Overview With his characteristic eloquence and compassion, Peter J. Gomes offers a new collection of his most important sermons, which draw on the wisdom of the Bible to guide us through the year and enrich our daily lives.
Publishers Description The minister at Harvard University offers forty sermons addressing such issues as commitment, holiness, and patriotism, and explaining the meaning of the recurring seasons of the church year, from Advent to Pentecost and Trinity.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
ISBN 0060000783 ISBN13 9780060000783 UPC 099455014953
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More About Peter J. Gomes
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.
Peter J. Gomes currently resides in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. Peter J. Gomes was born in 1942.
Reviews - What do customers think about Strength for the Journey: Biblical Wisdom for Daily Living?
Wit and Wisdom Nov 29, 2004
This is the third book I've read by Peter Gomes, and as usual he provides his usual dose of wit and wisdom. However, since religion is such a sensitive topic, one needs an open mind to get the most from his sermons. I don't agree with everything he says, but at the very least, he challenges you to think in different ways about life, about God and about religion. But he is not hard to read or understand -- often, after reading something he wrote, I've thought, "gee, how obvious," although while it may have seemed obvious, I hadn't thought of it before! Reading his books has helped me get more in tune with my spiritual and religious side.
Biblical Wisdom from Harvard�s Chaplain Aug 27, 2003
I love to listen to and read sermons. I am moved not only by the language, but also by the ideas. I love to listen to a person who has struggled with a sustained effort to make words express ideas.
Peter Gomes brings clarity of thought to his profession. While I do not agree with everything he says, I appreciate his eloquence and insights. His words alternatively brace and sooth. He is provocative; he is comforting.
His sermons are a pleasant diversion to my daily struggles.