"Thou, Dear God"

"Thou, Dear God"

Prayers That Open Hearts and Spirits

Book - 2012
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""Thou, Dear God" is the first and only collection of sixty-eight prayers by Martin Luther King, Jr. Arranged thematically in six parts--with prayers for spiritual guidance, special occasions, times of adversity, times of trial, uncertain times, and social justice--Baptist minister and King scholar Lewis Baldwin introduces the book and each section with short essays. Included are both personal and public prayers King recited as a seminarian, graduate student, preacher, pastor, and, finally, civil rights leader, along with a special section that reveals the biblical sources that most inspired King. Collectively they illustrate how King turned to private prayer for his own spiritual fulfillment and to public prayer as a way to move, inspire, and reaffirm a quest for peace and social justice. With a foreword by Rev. Dr. Julius R. Scruggs, it is the perfect gift for people and leaders of all faiths, and an invaluable resource for spiritual individuals and those who lead worship." -- from publisher's website.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Beacon Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780807086032
Branch Call Number: 242.8061 Kin
Characteristics: 245 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Baldwin, Lewis V. 1949-


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Sixty-eight "Prayers That Open Hearts and Spirits," written by King throughout his life, this collection is arranged by topic and includes prayers for spiritual guidance, special occasions, times of adversity, strength in times of trial, uncertain times, and social justice. It also incl... Read More »

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