Want a riveting read? Well, this book certainly qualifies.
As a young Christian, I read a collection of King’s sermons titled Strength to Love. In college, I took a rhetoric class where our professor regularly reminded us that King was the “greatest speaker he ever heard.”
Rosenbloom’s book chronicles the final 31 hours of King’s life. And what a life it is. The author does not paper over King’s adultery, but clearly thinks King was a great man.
King challenges us to live focused life with courage and compassion.
The publisher is to be thanked for making a beautiful book at a reasonable cost…a rarity in our day!
Yesterday, I preached a sermon to the wonderful folks at Brenham Bible Church. The sermon was titled “What’s in a Word.” My sermon focused on the three words: faith, hope, and love. I showed from God’s Word how these three are commonly misunderstood…even by many of us Christians.
During my preparation I pondered how the popular saying “I am a person of faith” bothers me. My musings during the recent preparations surfaced a new twist to my dislike of that saying.
Think about it for a minute. Every human being, whether they are religious or not, is a “person of faith.” Non-religious folks gladly place their faith daily in everything from elevators to cars. And, of course, they place their faith in themselves!
Saying you are a “person of faith” is about as meaningful as saying you are a person.
Christians believe that they place their faith IN God. It is the object of our faith that makes all the difference in the world.