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A Gift of Love: Sermons from Strength to Love and Other Preachings

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The classic collection of sixteen sermons preached and compiled by Dr. King

As Dr. King prepared for the Birmingham campaign in early 1963, he drafted the final sermons for Strength to Love, a volume of his most best-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 dra
Paperback, 200 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by Beacon Press (first published November 6th 2012)
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Derek Emerson
Martin Luther King, Jr is well known for so many reasons. A civil rights leader, great orator, great Christian, great pacifist. It is no surprise to find all those elements in "A Gift of Love: Sermons from 'Strength to Love' and Other Preachings." As sermons, they are rooted in the Christian faith. But his call for civil rights, his call for a non-violent struggle, are prominent throughout. King was a preacher of the moment, responding to the needs of his congregation and beyond through the lens ...more
Outstanding book. Absolutely thought-provoking and heart-centered.
I've read many apologetic writings and though this is not labeled as such, I'd definitely say that it is certainly a work of Christian apologetics in many senses. It deals with the Faith and the Reason of Christianity. It's about the terrenal duties and celestial rights of the Christian. It challenges you use both your lips and your hands, theory and practice, as you follow Jesus in this world. King addresses both the intellect a
Another fine volume in the King Legacy series edited by Beacon Press, where Martin Luther King's writings and speeches are being assembled and published (or republished). Now, _Strength to Love_, where most of the book is drawn from, is one of my favorite of King's works, something I have turned to again and again at low points in my own life, when discouraged in community work, and when feeling my own strength to love on the wane. These sermons are both practical theology and sources of encoura ...more
Being raised in a secular household, I still don't have much experience with sermons, prayers, or psalms. A lot of religious texts and dialogue make me uncomfortable. But there is no denying that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was a brilliant speaker. There is a lot of wisdom to take from these sermons. This compilation of Strength to Love and a few other sermons also serves as a great historical record of the political scene of the 1960s. MLK elaborates on some of his experiences during the bus b ...more
Marguerite Gagnon
A wonderful man of God

Dr. King showed us what a real man he was .He did what he had to and did it afraid. He loved the Lord Jesus Christ with all his heart. Even if he died to do it.
I'll return to this book each year for solace and inspiration.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the pivotal leaders of the American civil rights movement. King was a Baptist minister, one of the few leadership roles available to black men at the time. He became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955–1956) and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1957), serving as its first president. His ef ...more
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