A Gift of Love
  • Release Date : 06 November 2012
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Genre : Religion
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780807000779
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Download or read book entitled A Gift of Love by author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. which was release on 06 November 2012 and published by Beacon Press with total page 224 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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 best-known homilies. King had begun working on the sermons during a fortnight in jail in July 1962. Having been arrested for holding a prayer vigil outside Albany City Hall, King and Ralph Abernathy shared a jail cell for fifteen days that was, according to King, ‘‘dirty, filthy, and ill-equipped’’ and “the worse I have ever seen.” While behind bars, he spent uninterrupted time preparing the drafts for classic sermons such as “Loving Your Enemies,” “Love in Action,” and “Shattered Dreams,” and continued to work on the volume after his release. A Gift of Love includes these classic sermons, along with two new preachings. 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.