"Thou, Dear God" (Hardcover)
Prayers That Open Hearts and Spirits (King Legacy #6)
Beacon Press, 9780807086032, 288pp.
Publication Date: November 29, 2011
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The book includes a very rare, very limited use photo of Dr. King praying and gold foil stamping on the front cover, a frontispiece photo of the King family at prayer, a prayer ribbon, and elegant endpapers.
About the Author
Lewis V. Baldwin is professor of religious studies at Vanderbilt University and an ordained Baptist minister. An expert on black-church traditions, he is author of The Voice of Conscience: The Church in the Mind of Martin Luther King, Jr.; There Is a Balm in Gilead: The Cultural Roots of Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Praise For "Thou, Dear God": Prayers That Open Hearts and Spirits (King Legacy #6)…
“If you want to know the source of his dream and his courage, understand what he lived for and why he was willing to die for it, eavesdrop on King’s conversations with God.”—The Rev. Dr. James Alexander Forbes, Jr. Senior Minister Emeritus of The Riverside Church and President of the Healing of the Nations Foundation
"My father believed that prayer was essential to daily living, not just in times of struggle and fear, but in times of great joy and great love as well. 'Thou, Dear God' celebrates his profound love of God and God's presence in our lives, and brings his inspiring words of grace to all of us. Through my father's own prayers, we can experience God's love and wisdom in every aspect of our lives, and just as he did, use our own prayer life to keep changing the world."—Dr. Bernice A. King
"The prayers of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. carefully compiled in ‘Thou, Dear God' speak to the journey and challenges of a prophetic spirit in the midst of turbulent circumstances. One of the most catalytic voices in history takes us on a personal tour that through the power of prayer reconciled sanctification with service, covenant with community and righteousness with justice. Martin Luther King Jr. had conversations with God. As a result, the world will never be the same again. "—Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference & Hispanic Evangelical Association