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Book Review

A full life : reflections at ninety

CARTER, JIMMY, 1924-

In this work international humanitarian, fisherman, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, a husband and loving father too, reflects upon his life.

This wonderful book of memories will give you a complete insight on how he views his life over the last ninety years. One of the things that really startled me while I read was one of the greatest conflicts he had between his religious beliefs and his public duties as President: abortion.

A Baptist who never thought that Christ was ok with abortion, but made exceptions for cases resulting form rape or incest, Carter still had to uphold the 1973 law allowing abortion during the first trimester. He still did his best to minimize the abortion rate, and I thought that was inspiring. As a Christian myself, I believe we should always stand and fight for what we have faith in.

In addition to helping you understand why President Carter did a lot of the things he did while in office, this worthy read covers his growing up, his time in war, the civil rights movement, and the start of The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization fighting to help improve the lives of many people around the world.

By Jerome Pondexter II
Submitted: November 28, 2016