Item description for Faith And You by Terry Pluto...
"Sometimes I wish my minister would read his column instead of the sermon " That's the kind of response Terry Pluto draws from devoted readers of his weekly faith column in the Akron Beacon Journal. Although best known as an award-winning sportswriter, Pluto has also earned a reputation--and a growing audience--for his down-to-earth musings on more heavenly subjects. Here he offers 28 thoughtful essays on faith in everyday life--practical topics such as choosing a church, lending money to friends, dealing with jerks, sharing your faith, visiting the sick, even planning a funeral.
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Studio: Gray & Company Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2005
Publisher Gray & Company Publishers
ISBN 1598510150 ISBN13 9781598510157 UPC 711364510158
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More About Terry Pluto
Terry Pluto is an award-winning sportswriter who writes primarily for "The Plain Dealer". He was a sportswriter for the "Akron Beacon Journal" from 1985-2007. He has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and twice been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors as the nation's top sports columnist for medium-sized newspapers. He is an eight-time winner of the Ohio Sports Writer of the Year award and has received more than fifty state and local writing awards. He is the author of twenty-one books, including "The Curse of Rocky Colavito", "Unguarded", and "Loose Balls". He lives in Akron, Ohio.
Terry Pluto currently resides in Akron. Terry Pluto was born in 1955.
Reviews - What do customers think about Faith And You?
Taking Your Best Shot On The Court Of Life Apr 3, 2007
For sports fans nationwide, Terry Pluto is the best-selling writer of numerous books covering the NBA (Tall Tales), the ABA (Loose Balls) and the Cleveland Indians (The Curse of Rocky Colavito).
But for northeast Ohio readers, Pluto is an award-winning sports columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal and - perhaps most importantly - a writer of a weekly inspirational column in the newspaper, Everyday Faith.
Faith and You is 28 essays based on the columns, with Pluto exploring issues with insight and wit that confront us on a daily basis. The topics include counting you blessings, suggestions in finding a church, is it a good idea to lend money to relatives or friends and why is it so hard to take a day off for a real Sabbath.
Pluto presents a tricky point to ponder when he asks, does how much a person tip say anything about faith? For the record, he feels that it does.
To capture the true essence of spirituality, a writer must bring meaning to the mundane, guide by example and not forget to deliver a few lines that readers can smile with, while learning from.
The columns in the book - and his ongoing series in the ABJ - are some of Pluto's best writings; and consider them as valuable practice sessions when you need to swish that free-throw in a clutch situation on the court of life.
A book I could relate to Mar 18, 2006
This book hit the nail on the head for me in more than a few ways. I am not a religious person. In fact, you could say I have some religious issues, but if you believe in God despite having issues with the human side of religion, this book is for you. Mr. Pluto discusses human frailties and weaknesses, some of his own difficulties in life and how Jesus dealt with the same issues during his time on earth. Definitely recommended reading.
Faith and you Feb 25, 2006
Terry Pluto is an excellent writer. He writes from all angles and really gives me much to think about.
An Excellent Book That Helps and Brings Hope Nov 30, 2005
Terry Pluto is the real deal. "Faith and You" is a reflection of his heart for God and the ability He's given him to write a story that makes a point. I appreciate the simplicity with which Terry writes about issues that are so significant. Each essay deals with and describes God-honoring faith "where the rubber meets the road." From how loudly our actions reveal the condition of our hearts to what it means to know and love God 24/7 to being willing to have our own agenda set aside for the sake of someone else, this book helps me want to honor God by experiencing and expressing true Christianity in a meaningful and positive way.
I highly recommend you get this book, reflect upon what you read and ask God to help you apply it to your life. Then share it with others you know who need to know faith is for them and that they, too, can know God for who He is the way He wants in the here and now. Reading "Faith and You" helped me understand in a fresh way that knowing God isn't weird, it's wonderful!