Hard Questions, Heart Answers

Hard Questions, Heart Answers : Sermons, and Speeches

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Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, is an ordained minister, an attorney, and one of this country's most admired speakers. As this remarkable collection of her sermons and speeches makes clear, she shares with her father a rare gift for oratory and the wisdom and compassion to inspire others. The collection begins with words designed to "disturb the comfortable." Tackling such controversial subjects as our disaffected youth, gun control, and the death penalty, King paints a compelling picture of the spiritual decay and deep-seated racism that infects our society. In the second part of the book, a selection of sermons focusing on "comforting the disturbed, " King's belief in the power of faith to restore our communities, morally and spiritually, rings forth. The church, she asserts, must return to its helping and healing mission, and each of us, looking into our hearts, must put aside our differences and remember that each human life is precious.
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  • Paperback | 175 pages
  • 131.3 x 189.5 x 13.7mm | 158.76g
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0767900375
  • 9780767900379

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Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, is an ordained minister, an attorney, and one of this country's most admired speakers. As this remarkable collection of her sermons and speeches makes clear, she shares with her father a rare gift for oratory and the wisdom and compassion to inspire others.
The collection begins with words designed to "disturb the comfortable." Tackling such controversial subjects as our disaffected youth, gun control, and the death penalty, King paints a compelling picture of the spiritual decay and deep-seated racism that infects our society. In the second part of the book, a selection of sermons focusing on "comforting the disturbed," King's belief in the power of faith to restore our communities, morally and spiritually, rings forth. The church, she asserts, must return to its helping and healing mission, and each of us, looking into our hearts, must put aside our differences and remember that each human life is precious.
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"It's morning time. The alarm clock has already gone off and we've worn out the snooze button. It's time to get up, turn off the alarm clock, and start a new day. Weeping time is over. And I don't know about you, but I'm tired of weeping. I'm tired of weeping over the murder of black boys. I'm tired of weeping over the abuse of young children. I'm tired of weeping over the sexual exploitation of women. I'm tired of weeping about the economic exploitation of a powerless people.... I'm tired of weeping over racial arrogance and racial ignorance. Wake up, people. It's morning time. It may seem that we haven't gained much ground since we lost Dr. King, but we've made it this far by keeping our faith, by leaning on the Lord."
"--" From "Hard Questions, Heart Answers" "From the Hardcover edition."
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About Bernice A. King

The Reverend Bernice A. King received her law degree and masters in divinity from Emory University. She is the assistant pastor at Greater Rising Star Baptist Church in Atlanta, where she oversees the church's youth and women's ministries. Reverend King is a frequent speaker on the national lecture circuit. She lives in Atlanta. "From the Hardcover edition."
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