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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 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. Revised in a fresh new edition, A Gift of Love includes these classic sermons, along with two new sermons. 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.

About the Author

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968), Nobel Peace Prize laureate and architect of the nonviolent civil rights movement, was among the twentieth century’s most influential figures. One of the greatest orators in U.S. history, his speeches, sermons, and writings are inspirational and timeless. Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968.


Coretta Scott King (1927–2006), the wife of Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American author and human rights activist.


The Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock is senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Table of Contents

Foreword by the Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock

Foreword to the 1981 Edition by Coretta Scott King

A Note on the Text


Chapter 1: A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart

Chapter 2: Transformed Noncomformist

Chapter 3: On Being a Good Neighbor

Chapter 4: Love in Action

Chapter 5: Loving Your Enemies

Chapter 6: A Knock at Midnight

Chapter 7: The Man Who Was a Fool

Chapter 8: The Death of Evil upon the Seashore

Chapter 9: Shattered Dreams

Chatper 10: Our God is Able

Chapter 11: Antidotes for Fear

Chapter 12: The Answer to a Perplexing Question

Chapter 13: Paul's Letter to American Christians

Chapter 14: Pilgrimage to Nonviolence

Chapter 15: The Drum Major Instinct

Chapter 16: The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life


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King, Martin Luther Jr
Beacon Press (MA)
King, Martin Luther
The Rev. Dr. Raphael G.Warnock
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
King, Coretta Scott
The Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock
General Religion
Religion Comparative-General
Christianity -- Sermons.
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