The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers: Spiritual Insights from the World's Most Beloved Neighbor
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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.44 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
Tom Brokaw of NBC Nightly News once said of the American icon Fred Rogers, "Mister Rogers was an ordained minister, but he never talked about God on his program. He didn't need to."
Eight years before his death, Fred Rogers met author, educator, and speaker Amy Hollingsworth. What started as a television interview turned into a wonderful friendship spanning dozens of letters detailing the driving force behind this gentle man of extraordinary influence. Educator? Philosopher? Psychologist? Minister? Here is an intimate portrait of the real Mister Rogers.
The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers focuses on Mr. Rogers' spiritual legacy, but it is much more than that. It shows us a man who, to paraphrase the words of St. Francis of Assisi, "preached the gospel at all times; when necessary he used words."
Amy Hollingsworth is the author of the best-selling The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers and Gifts of Passage. Before writing books, Amy wrote for various magazines and was a television writer for eight years for CBN. In 2010, she was named one of USA Todays Top 100 People for her influence on pop culture and was featured in the documentary by MTVs Benjamin Wagner titled Mister Rogers & Me. Her television appearances include WGNs Morning News, PBSs A Word on Words, and Foxs Morning News. A former psychology professor, Amy lives in Virginia with her husband and children.
Jeanette5 Stars Out Of 5the Simple Faith of Mr. RogersNovember 1, 2014JeanetteLoved, loved, loved this book! And so do the people I 've passed it along to read. What a true gentleman and lover of God's people!
Connie MaceGranite Falls, WashingtonAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A Welcome GuestJuly 28, 2012Connie MaceGranite Falls, WashingtonAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4As parents in the early 70's, we limited television viewing, but Mister Fred Rogers was a welcome guest for our younger children. Thankfully, with DVDs and re-mastering, my young grandchildren also can sing along with "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood."
In this book, readers are allowed a rare glimpse into the life of Fred Rogers. And guess what? His persona as a gentle, caring person who loved children was authentic on and off the screen.
The author, however, goes deeper and shows us the man's faith in GOD. Quoting Mr. Rogers, "I'm so convinced that the space between the television set and the viewer is holy ground...and what we put on the television can, by The Holy Spirit, be translated into what this person needs to hear and see, and without that translation, it's all dross as far as I'm concerned." (read full review post on conniemace/dot/com)
SfeniAnacortes WashingtonAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Extraordinary!! This book gives real insights...January 1, 2011SfeniAnacortes WashingtonAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5An extraordinary book which gives insights into a life that served God and man. Oh, that we can all have a servants heart to love and serve those around us!