cover image We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land

We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land

Jimmy Carter, , read by the author. . Simon & Schuster Audio, $29.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-7435-8345-9

The former president’s audio edition of his latest title has an enhanced CD featuring downloadable, helpful maps and relevant historical documents. The maps, in particular, add valuable context and demonstrate the volatile overlapping of cultures and faiths in a relatively small sliver of land. As an added bonus, the package also contains a sample CD from Bringing Peace to a Changing World , the third volume in Carter’s acclaimed Sunday Mornings in Plains Bible study series. Perhaps comparing a straightup audio book adaptation with recordings of Carter in a dynamic and spontaneous teaching environment is unfair, but listeners will notice the stark contrast between Carter’s competent but stilted delivery in We Can Have Peace and the animated and engaging speaking style of Sunday Mornings in Plains . A Simon & Schuster hardcover (reviewed online). (Jan.)