Faith and You Volume 2

More Essays on Faith in Everyday Life

Terry Pluto

$14.95

More thoughtful essays by Terry Pluto (“the sportswriter who writes about faith”), based on his popular Plain Dealer column “Faith and You.” These plain and personal musings discuss topics we all face in everday life: insults and what they really mean, prayers delayed or unanswered, sibling rivalry, relating to our fathers, losing a pet, and more.

Softcover / 197 pages / 5.5 x 8.5 in. / ISBN 9781938441127

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More from “the sportswriter who writes about faith” . . . Here’s a second helping of Terry Pluto’s plain and personal musings on topics we all face in everyday life: insults and what they really mean, prayers that don’t seem to get answered, endless sibling rivalry, figuring out how to relate to our fathers . . .

“My goal is not to convert anyone reading the paper,” Terry writes. “It is to make them think, and to bring some comfort. I write for people who are struggling with faith, or people in pain—physical or emotional. My job is to give them a voice, and to talk about the kind of faith we need to get through what life throws at us each day.”

Terry already had a dream job: getting paid to write about sports for a daily newspaper. But when the opportunity arose to write about more spiritual topics, he embraced the challenge. Readers are glad he did. His “Faith and You” column now regularly touches the lives of thousands of loyal readers.

Terry writes for people who aren’t always confident in their beliefs but know faith is still important to them . . . For people who sometimes get mad at their church or disagree with their pastor yet don’t want to lose the spiritual side of their lives . . . For people of different faiths or backgrounds or who aren’t even sure they’re religious. These essays don’t claim to have all the answers. But the questions they raise give readers something to think about all week.

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Weight0.44 lbs

Table of Contents

Introduction

FAITH IN WHAT?

Kneeling at the Altar of Sports

Who Are We . . . Working For?

Yes, Church Does Matter

Why Work Matters

MAKING FRIENDSHIP MATTER

Friendship Has to be About Something

Saying No is OK

Faith, Race and the Red Barn

Harry’s Law Of Life

WHEN GOD SHOWS UP IN UNUSUAL PLACES

When God Says You’re Not in Control

Flowers Bloom Where Blood Ran

Wyoming, Moose & God

Moving On When Your Heart Feels Like Quitting

DEALING WITH JERKS—AND THAT INCLUDES ME

My Inner Jerk

Why Am I Always Annoyed?

What Are You Carrying Around?

Shut Up and Listen!

STUCK IN THE ELEVATOR WITH THESE PEOPLE CALLED FAMILY

Dads, Hear This

Mothers and Daughters: Heaven Help Us

Is He Really My Brother? Is She Really My Sister?

Fix This? No Way

The Spice of Life

WHEN HOLIDAYS AREN’T HAPPY

Second Chances, Part I

Christmas at the Waffle House

Moments That Try the Soul

Second Chances, Part II

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MARRIAGE

I Do . . . Even When I Don’t

What Men Need to Know

What Women Need to Know

PEOPLE, FAITH AND PAIN

Is That You, God?

Who Wants No for an Answer?

Do You Want to Get Well?

Suicide and Survival

Forgiveness at a Funeral

The New Normal

LAST WORDS

I . . . Don’t . . . Know

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