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Strength to Love

Author: Martin Luther King Jr.

The classic collection of Dr. King’s sermons that fuse his Christian teachings with his radical ideas of love and nonviolence as a means to combat hate and oppression.

As Martin Luther King, Jr., prepared for the Birmingham campaign in early 1963, he drafted the final sermons for Strength to Love, a volume of his most well known homilies. King had begun working on the sermons during a fortnight in jail in July 1962. While behind bars, he spent uninterrupted time preparing the drafts for works such as “Loving Your Enemies” and “Shattered Dreams,” and he continued to edit the volume after his release. Strength to Love includes these classic sermons selected by Dr. King. Collectively they present King’s fusion of Christian teachings and social consciousness and promote his prescient vision of love as a social and political force for change.
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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.”
—Coretta Scott King, foreword

Foreword to the 1981 Edition, Coretta Scott King

Preface

ONE
A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart

TWO
Transformed Nonconformist

THREE
On Being a Good Neighbor

FOUR
Love in Action

FIVE
Loving Your Enemies

SIX
A Knock at Midnight

SEVEN
The Man Who Was a Fool

EIGHT
The Death of Evil upon the Seashore

NINE
Shattered Dreams

TEN
How Should a Christian View Communism?

ELEVEN
Our God Is Able

TWELVE
Antidotes for Fear

THIRTEEN
The Answer to a Perplexing Question

FOURTEEN
Paul’s Letter to American Christians

FIFTEEN
Pilgrimage to Nonviolence

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Strength to Love

ISBN: 978-080705190-0
Publication Date: 10/15/2019
Size:5.5 x 8.5 Inches (US)
Price:  $23.95
Format: Cloth
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