The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers - Amy Hollingsworth

The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers

By Amy Hollingsworth

  • Release Date: 2007-09-09
  • Genre: Christianity
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Description

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood with an inside look on Mr. Rogers' spiritual legacy. It shows us a man who, to paraphrase the words of St. Francis of Assisi, "preached the gospel at all times; when necessary he used words."

Tom Brokaw of NBC Nightly News once said of the American icon Fred Rogers, "Mister Rogers was an ordained minister, but he never talked about God on his program. He didn't need to."

Eight years before his death, Fred Rogers met author, educator, and speaker Amy Hollingsworth. What started as a television interview turned into a wonderful friendship spanning dozens of letters detailing the driving force behind this gentle man of extraordinary influence. Educator? Philosopher? Psychologist? Minister? Here is an intimate portrait of the real Mister Rogers.

The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers focuses on Mr. Rogers' spiritual legacy, but it is much more than that. It shows us a man who, to paraphrase the words of St. Francis of Assisi, "preached the gospel at all times; when necessary he used words."

Reviews

  • Beautiful!

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    By Tammi2015
    I didn’t realize what an impact Fred Rogers had on me as a child or how much I missed his singular voice until I read this book. He got it all right. He taught children that they were special and their feelings mattered without falling into the trap of implying these things meant they were entitled to whatever they wanted. Rest well Mister Rogers, I will always want to be your neighbor.