The Good Life: Truths That Last In Times of Need
The Good Life: Truths That Last In Times of Need   -     By: Peter J. Gomes
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(PUBHarperSanFrancisco)One of America's foremost preachers, Gomes has been minister at the Memorial Church at Harvard since 1974. He contrasts the "plausible lies" that society promotes (e.g., power, riches, freedom, success) vs. the "fantastic truths" that Christianity promulgates---which bring happiness that lasts. 384 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0060000767
ISBN-13: 9780060000769

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The author of the New York Times bestseller The Good Book champions the recovery of the Western moral tradition.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

“...This good book about The Good Life is good news... a balanced and profound proclamation.”
“Peter Gomes is well qualified to cast his net wider to people seeking The Good Life.”
“With his usual eloquence and insight, Gomes reminds us of truths that are now more important to us than ever.”
“ Highly readable ... as reliable a guide for life as one is likely to find anywhere.”
“A wise, timely, and wonderfully readable celebration of the virtues.”
‘Peter at his best...he continues as the Master Teacher of truths we could not hear from others.”
“ In writing about things that matter, [Gomes] has written a book that matters.”
“A worthwhile addition to all libraries, this volume promises to be another best seller.”
“A how-to for living a truly good life....simple and sound.”
“Clearly and persuasively, Gomes tackles themes such as hope, discipline and success.”

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