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Former President Carter writing book about religious faith

Former President Carter teaches during Sunday school class at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., on Dec. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Branden Camp) (Caption amended by RNS)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Carter is working on a book about his religious faith.

Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday (Jan. 17) that Carter’s “Faith: A Journey for All” will tell of how religion has sustained him and what role it plays in society.

Carter, 93, said in a statement that he wanted to explore faith’s “far-reaching effect.”

Carter has been a prolific author since leaving the presidency in 1981. He has written memoirs, fiction, poetry and policy books. His memoir “An Hour Before Daylight” was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2002.

“Faith” is scheduled to come out in March.

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