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Jimmy Carter to pen 2 religious books

3:57 PM, Oct 21, 2011   |    comments
Member of the 'Council of Elders' Delegation former U.S. President Jimmy Carter listens to Palestinian residents (not seen) during a visit to the Elders Delegation in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on October 21, 2010 in East Jerusalem.(Photo by Ammar Awad - Pool/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter is authoring a pair of books for a Christian publisher.

Under the deal, Zondervan, of Grand Rapids, Mich., will release two books authored by Carter and a third inspired by him.

"Through the Year with Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations from the 39th President" will be released in January 2012. Carter will share life lessons culled from more than three decades of teaching Sunday school classes in Plains, Georgia, and Washington, D.C.

"New International Version Lessons from Life Bible: Personal Reflections with Jimmy Carter" is set hit stores in March 2012. The Bible will be filled throughout with Carter's personal experiences, reflections and insights.

A third book - released recently - is a biography of Carter's life written for children.

Carter has previously written 25 books.

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