Strength to Love

Strength to Love

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 080705190X
  • 9780807051900
  • 1,294,599

Table of contents

Foreword to the 1981 Edition, Coretta Scott King


A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart

Transformed Nonconformist

On Being a Good Neighbor

Love in Action

Loving Your Enemies

A Knock at Midnight

The Man Who Was a Fool

The Death of Evil upon the Seashore

Shattered Dreams

How Should a Christian View Communism?

Our God Is Able

Antidotes for Fear

The Answer to a Perplexing Question

Paul’s Letter to American Christians

Pilgrimage to Nonviolence

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Review quote

"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
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About Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of the greatest orators in US history. The author of several books, including Stride Toward Freedom, Where Do We Go from Here, The Trumpet of Conscience, and Why We Can't Wait, King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.
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