God Will Make a Way

Spiritual Life and Leadership in a Contested Season

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God Will Make a Way
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Published May 2021

In God Will Make a Way, Bishop Ken Carter shares reflections from his journey from the 2016 General Conference, through his leadership in The Way Forward, his role as Presiding Bishop, into the special 2019 Conference and culminating in the 2020 General Conference. The book is both a spiritual journey and an inside view of one of the most tumultuous periods of national and denominational history.

Carter casts his personal spiritual reflections against a backdrop of life-shaping events - the first Way Forward meeting, the tragedy at Mother Emmanuel, interactions with Miroslav Volf and other theologians, the Pulse shootings, and more. Throughout, the high points are experiences and conversations between people, often from dramatically different stances, who find common ground, new understanding and hope while the dark times are from conflict inspired anger, national violence and shaken hope.

The meaning and understanding of Carter’s story requires the reader to share the context of the times both in the Church and the nation. Throughout the chapters, the design will include news stories, agendas, photos and other design elements to show the intertwining of the events.

About the Author

Kenneth H. Carter, Jr.

Kenneth H. Carter is president of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church and serves the Florida Conference area. He is the author of ten other books, including Pray for Me, A Way of Life in the World, The Gifted Pastor, and Near the Cross.