Strength to Love: Gift Edition
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Strength to Love: Gift Edition   -     By: Martin Luther King Jr.

Strength to Love: Gift Edition

Fortress Press / 2010 / Paperback

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"If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love."

So wrote Coretta Scott King. She continued: "I believe it is because this book best explains the central element of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy of nonviolence: His belief in a divine, loving presence that binds all life." That insight, luminously conveyed in this classic text, here presented in a new and attractive edition, hints at the personal transformation at the root of social justice: "By reaching into and beyond ourselves and tapping the transcendent moral ethic of love, we shall overcome these evils."

In these short meditative and sermonic pieces, some of them composed in jails and all of them crafted during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights struggle, Dr. King articulated and espoused in a deeply personal compelling way his commitment to justice and to the intellectual, moral, and spiritual conversion that makes his work as much a blueprint today for Christian discipleship as it was then.

Individual readers, as well as church groups and students will find in this work a challenging yet energizing vision of God and redemptive love.

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Title: Strength to Love: Gift Edition
By: Martin Luther King Jr.
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 168
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
Weight: 8 ounces
ISBN: 0800697405
ISBN-13: 9780800697402
Stock No: WW697402

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Explore Dr. Martin Luther King's always relevant wisdom in this comprehensive, must-read narrative addressing civil rights and social justice.

"If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love."

So wrote Coretta Scott King. "I believe it is because this book best explains the central element of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy of nonviolence," she continued. "His belief in a divine, loving presence that binds all life." It is impossible to separate King's religious views from his views on societal change, which makes this a timely read when religious discussion is often left out of the public square.

Strength to Love is more than a blueprint, it is a template for personal authenticity in a time when social and economic change depend on personal integrity. The insight, luminously conveyed in this classic text hints at a personal transformation at the root of social justice. Dr. King states, "By reaching into and beyond ourselves and tapping the transcendent moral ethic of love, we shall overcome these evils."

In these short meditative and sermonic pieces, some of them composed in jails and all of them crafted during the tumultuous years of the civil rights struggle, Dr. King articulated and espoused in a deeply personal compelling way his commitment to justice and to the intellectual, moral, and spiritual conversion that makes his work as much a blueprint today for Christian discipleship as it was then.

Individual readers, as well as church groups and students will find in this work a challenging yet energizing vision of God and redemptive love.

Author Bio

Martin Luther King, Jr., was President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and co-pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia. He was Time Magazine's Man of the Year for 1963 and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

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