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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,811 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jimmy Carter Narrator: Jimmy Carter Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Our Endangered Values, Jimmy Carter offers a personal consideration of "moral values" as they relate to the important issues of the day. He puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning about where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred.

Carter describes his reactions to recent disturbing societal trends that involve both religious and political worlds as they increasingly intertwine and include some of the most crucial and controversial issues of the day.

Many of these matters are under fierce debate. They include preemptive war, women's rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America's global image, fundamentalism, and the melding of religion and politics.

Sustained by his lifelong faith, Jimmy Carter assesses these issues in a balanced and courageous way.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Our Endangered Values cannot be safely ignored.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Carter has come to the defense of our national values. We need a voice from the not-so-distant past, and this quiet voice strikes just the right notes.”

    New York Review of Books

  • Our Endangered Values cannot be safely ignored."

    -- The Wall Street Journal
  • This is a book of reason and tolerance but also of indignation. The former President draws on his religious faith to comment wisely on a wide range of 'hot button' issues. Although Carter's tone is patient and explanatory, his views are bound to be newsworthy and should rekindle some old fires...an eloquent personal testament that deserves a wide readership, regardless of political affiliation. Highly recommended."

    -- Library Journal
  • Carter offers an unusual combination: a man of faith and a man of power...By adding his own voice to the discussion, Carter reminds us of a time when religion was tied to such virtues as humility and such practices as soul-searching...he is undoubtedly one of our finest human beings."

    -- Alan Wolfe, The Washington Post Book World
  • Carter speaks eloquently of how his own faith has shaped his moral vision...makes resonant connections between religion and political activism..."

    -- Publishers Weekly
  • ...Carter's overarching decency, his care for the human condition and the health of planet Earth shines through."

    -- Kirkus
  • “Carter offers an unusual combination: a man of faith and a man of power…By adding his own voice to the discussion, Carter reminds us of a time when religion was tied to such virtues as humility and such practices as soul-searching…he is undoubtedly one of our finest human beings.” 

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Jimmy Carter projects cool, communicating with a poise that commands attention while gently signaling to opponents that they better do their homework before mounting any sort of debate…Carter’s arguments for common-sense change are deeply resonant.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Carter speaks eloquently of how his own faith has shaped his moral vision…makes resonant connections between religion and political activism.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An eloquent personal testament that deserves a wide readership, regardless of political affiliation. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “Carter’s overarching decency, his care for the human condition and the health of planet Earth shines through.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kathryn | 2/16/2014

    " I struggled to find much in this book with which I disagreed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alice | 2/15/2014

    " This book made me want to move to Canada. Parts of it were not that well written and one-sided, but I thought the parts on US foreign policy were very revealing. It's interesting to remember reading this as I look back upon the Bush administation's years in office. This book made me become completely appalled at the US administration's views and actions toward other countries during those years. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by John Williams | 2/6/2014

    " I was dissapointed with this book which is basically a rehash of Jimmy Carters philosophy of life, politics and society. Pretty superficial. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laurie | 2/4/2014

    " I thought this book was fantastic! It's refreshing to see a politician who actually believes in the separation of church and state. The book is divided into chapters that take close looks at "moral values" that are under debate among Christians and politicians: preemptive war, women's rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America's global image, fundamentalism, and the melding of religion and politics. I'm surprised at how much I agree with Carter on pretty much all these issues. Carter points out hypocrisy from both people in the government and people in the church. This was written in 2005 during the George W. Bush administration, so I would be interested to see this book printed in an updated edition to see Carter's opinions on recent happenings under the Obama administration. A lot has happened since 2005, after all. "

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