A Baptist Preacher's Buddhist Teacher: How My Interfaith Journey with Daisaku Ikeda Made Me a Better Christian


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About the Author

Lawrence Edward Carter Sr. is the founding Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College. Dedicated to interfaith dialogue, Carter has spoken to Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, and New Thought Spiritual communities. He is also the author of Walking Integrity: Benjamin Elijah Mays as Mentor to Martin Luther King Jr​


"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