Print version: Smith, Harold Ivan Eleanor: A Spiritual Biography Louisville, KY : Presbyterian Publishing Corporation,c2017 ISBN 9780664261641
Intro -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Author’s Note -- Introduction -- 1. What Religion Meant to Her -- 2. A Childhood from Hell: Eleanor’s Early Years -- 3. Nourishing a Parched Soul: Eleanor in Adolescence -- 4. A Woman of Faith: Eleanor’s Theology -- 5. Challenged and Betrayed: Eleanor and Franklin before the White House -- 6. Helping the Little People: Eleanor in the White House -- 7. Refugees and Regrets: Eleanor and the Jews -- 8. Children of God: Eleanor and Civil Rights -- 9. One Nation under God: Eleanor and Religious Diversity -- 10. Her Final Years -- Conclusion: Eleanor’s Legacy -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Excerpt from Peaceful Neighbor, by Michael G. Long.
More than fifty years after her death, Eleanor Roosevelt is remembered as a formidable first lady and tireless social activist. Often overlooked, however, is her deep and inclusive spirituality. Her personal faith was shaped by reading the New Testament in her youth, giving her a Jesus-centered..