Strength to Love & More by Martin Luther King Jr.
Adult Education Topical Book Study: Sundays, beginning January 14, at 9:45 a.m.
From January 14 through February 11, Rod Irvin and Wesley Rohrer invite you to be inspired, challenged, enlightened, and edified by discussions concerning the sermons that proceeded from a powerful leader, whose life and testimony were unmistakably remarkable: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“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.” So wrote Coretta Scott King. She continued: “I believe it is because this book best explains the central element of Martin Luther King Jr.’ s philosophy of nonviolence: His belief in a divine, loving presence that binds all life.” That insight, luminously conveyed in this classic text, hints at the personal transformation at the root of social justice: “By reaching into and beyond ourselves and tapping the transcendent moral ethic of love, we shall overcome these evils.”
In these short meditative and sermonic pieces, some of them composed in jails and all of them crafted during the tumultuous years of the Civil Rights struggle, Dr. King articulated and espoused in a deeply personal, compelling way his commitment to justice and to the intellectual, moral, and spiritual conversion that makes his work as much a blueprint today for Christian discipleship as it was then.
Consider reading this book and other texts by Dr. King along with Rod Irvin and Wesley Rohrer; gather in the Sharp Atrium on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. for a brief time of fellowship before moving to the Chapel at 9:45 a.m. This study will continue through Sunday, February 11.