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"Thou, Dear God"

Prayers That Open Hearts And Spirits

By Jr. Martin Luther King, 1929-1968

"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.

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.

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0807086037


Format: Book
Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Title: "Thou, dear God" : prayers that open hearts and spirits / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; foreword by the Julius R. Scruggs ; edited and introduced by Lewis V. Baldwin.
Publisher Date: Boston : Beacon Press, c2012.
Subject: Prayers
Isbn: 0807086037 9780807086032
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 242.806 Kin
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Bib Id: 394493

Format: Book
Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Title: "Thou, dear God" : prayers that open hearts and spirits / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; foreword by the Julius R. Scruggs ; edited and introduced by Lewis V. Baldwin.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Beacon Press, c2012.
Description: 245 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Prayers
Other Author: Baldwin, Lewis V., 1949-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-245).
Contents: Prayers for spiritual guidance -- Prayers for special occasions -- Prayers in times of adversity -- Prayers for strength in times of trial -- Prayers for uncertain times -- Prayers for social justice -- Biblical verses and Christian sources that inspired the Reverend Dr. King.
LCCN: 2011031431
ISBN: 0807086037
ISBN: 9780807086032
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 242.806 Kin