Faith and You Volume 1

Essays on Faith in Everyday Life

Terry Pluto

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Thoughtful essays on faith in everyday life from award-winning sportswriter Terry Pluto, who has also earned a reputation—and a growing audience—for his down-to-earth musings on spiritual subjects. Topics include choosing a church, lending money to friends, dealing with jerks, sharing your faith, visiting the sick, even planning a funeral.

Softcover / 174 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 in. / ISBN 9781598510508

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“Sometimes I wish my minister would read his column instead of the sermon!”

That’s the kind of response Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto draws from devoted readers of his faith column. 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 spiritual subjects.

This followup to his first collection, “Everyday Faith,” offers 28 all-new 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.

Perhaps it’s because Pluto doesn’t claim to have the answers that so many readers are drawn to his writing.

“Real faith writing should be about real life,” Pluto says. “I write as much about my failures as my triumphs, because that is what a life of faith is about. It’s often as much suffering as celebration, with lots of mundane, everyday stuff in between. I write for people who may have been hurt by someone in church, people who have been discouraged by one who claimed to speak for God . . . I write for people who have found contentment in their faith but want a deeper relationship with God.”

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Weight0.38 lbs
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Table of Contents

Introduction

FAITH IN GOD:

God Believes in Us

It’s Okay to Enjoy Life

Can You Make a Gratitude List?

Why Me?

Do You Remember Answered Prayers?

Be Still

Can God Be a Father?

FAITH IN YOURSELF:

Do We Really Want to Be Healed?

How Can I Serve?

Why Is It So Hard to Pray Out Loud?

Life Can Be So Tough

Do You Have a Secret Fear?

“Be like me.”

Do You Keep a Sabbath?

FAITH EVERY DAY:

Can You Say No?

Consider a Jerk Fast

Why Do We Like to Believe Gossip?

Do You Visit the Sick?

Leave a Tip, Leave a Message

Be Stingy with Loans

It’s Your Funeral—Or Is It?

Shopping for a Church

Forgiveness Letters

Time for a Card?

Do You Mix Messages?

Just Say, “Thank You”

There’s Not Enough Time

Sharing Your Faith

 

A Conversation with Terry Pluto

Acknowledgments

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