A Baptist Preacher's Buddhist Teacher: How My Interfaith Journey With Daisaku Ikeda Made Me a Better Christian (英語) ペーパーバック – 2018/11/1
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"Carter's story should inspire and disturb all of us as it challenges our cherished and comforting assumptions, our tightly held claims and possessions, our glib tropes, including those about about home, race, religion, self." --Vincent L. Wimbush, Director, Institute for Signifying Scriptures
"Carter tells the story of his interfaith pilgrimage with Daisaku Ikeda, and how Ikeda's challenge has led him to a new self-understanding, renewed hope, and a revitalized faith. This is the kind of book that can literally change a person's life." --Lewis V. Baldwin, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University
"Carter is a truly cosmopolitan global preacher and thinker. From his American, South Asian, and East Asian religious identity, he is a true disciple of Jesus, the most distant of all his mentors, carrying on Jesus' work in extraordinarily creative ways. Read this book!" --Robert Cummings Neville, Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Theology, and Dean emeritus of the School of Theology and Marsh Chapel, Boston University
"This beautifully written memoir is a testament to the power of the inward journey toward existential discovery, a pursuit too often impeded by social barriers. Universal and immanent, truth beckons to us beyond the boundaries of geography, nomenclature, or faith tradition. It will draw us nearer, Carter teaches, if only we muster the intellectual courage to let it light our path." --Larry O. Rivers, Associate Professor of History, University of West Georgia
Jenkins Group is proud to announce the winners of the Sixth Annual Illumination Book Awards. The awards are designed to honor and bring increased recognition to the year's best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. --winner, Illumination Book Awards, http: //www.illuminationawards.com/13/2019-medalists
Dr. Carter understands Daisaku Ikeda's heart better than many of my fellow practitioners. He explains the concept of Kosen Rufu (world peace) more clearly and accurately than I have ever heard it before.
This book is an amazing introduction to a the Nichiren Buddhist practice from someone who does not practice. And, for those of us who do practice, it is a strong affirmation of things that we know, from our personal experience.
Likely the best parts for me were two:
Dr. Carter truly and profoundly explains the mentor and disciple relationship, which is central to my life. (In fact, so much so that I have "mentor and disciple" tattooed on my right forearm.
Dr. Carter also does an amazing job of bridging the gap for something that has challenged me for a long time. As a Buddhist, I believe that my prayers are self-directed. I am not praying to an external deity but to unlock my internal wisdom. On the contrary, I have always seen prayer in the Abrahamic tradition to be outwardly beseeching. Still, there can be no question that they are both effective and powerful. Dr. Carter's explanation of this apparent contradiction is the best I have run across.
Buy it. You will not be sorry!
Read the first chapter for free using the free Kindel app on your PC, tablet, or smartphone. It is completely interesting all the way through, though chapters 11-14 are dynamite.
some things can change our life and this book will become far more valuable than the price of this book or any amount of money -should you embrace the msgs with an open mind and heart as the author did himself; which changed his life!