- I am convinced that the universe is under the control of a loving purpose, and that in the struggle for righteousness man has cosmic companionship. Behind the harsh appearance of the world there is a benign power.
-Martin Luther King,Jr.
- Eu estou convencido de que o universo está debaixo de um propósito de amor e que na luta pela justiça do homem há uma justiça cósmica.Atrás da áspera aparência do mundo há um benigno poder.
Introdução ao Livro de Coretta King:
The Martin Luther King,Jr.,Companion.
ISBN:0-312-19990-2 – St. Martin’s Press
Comentando sobre este livro:
Eu o li em férias em Garopaba no inicio de 2007 por recomendação de uma amiga que trabalha como missionária no Brasil, juntamente com seu esposo e filhos.Após dois anos de procura eu o encontrei – inclusive com a ajuda da dona de uma livraria de Garopaba mesmo,cujo nome eu esqueci(desculpa!) – esta é uma coletânea de alguns dos principais discursos e frases de Martin Luther King Jr, pastor e líder na luta por direitos humanos nos Estados Unidos em meados do século passado. Contém uma leitura suave, edificante, leve e ao mesmo tempo nos engaja nesta luta social que nos envolve de uma ou de outra maneira e nos incentiva à nossa fé em um Deus que sempre está conosco em cada luta que trravamos em nossas vidas!
Aqui apresento uma sinopse de seu conteúdo:
The Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
About The Author
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.
Coretta Scott King was live and died in Atlanta.
Let freedom ring from every hill
every mountaintop, let freedom
ring. –Martin Luther
From the dusty back roads of Montgomery, Alabama, to the
legendary March on Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr., brought a stirring
message of peace, equality, and justice to a divided people. He aspired only to
be a Baptist minister, but by the time he was tragically assassinated in 1968 at
the age of thirty-nine, he had led a movement that destroyed segregation in the
South, and he had won the Nobel Prize for Peace.
Now, a quarter century
after his death, his words are as significant and moving as they were in the
1960s. Watts burns today as it did then; issues of race, justice and human
dignity are still the most critical problems facing our nation. This handsome
quotation book represents the finest of the Reverend King’s words; it is a
classic volume compiled from his essays, lectures, and speeches by his wife,
Coretta Scott King. Excerpts form his most famous speech-"I Have a Dream" and
"I’ve Been to the Mountaintop"-are included, as well as equally powerful but
lesser known quotations. King’s vision of healing and forgiveness is a timeless
message that American can ill afford to ignore.
heirs of a past of rope, fire, and murder. I for one am not ashamed of this
past. My shame is for those who became so inhuman that they could inflict this
torture upon us."
Nonviolence-"Nonviolence is ultimately a way of
life that men live by because of the sheer mortality of its claim."
Mankind-"We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the
sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as
War – "Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual
power. We have guided missiles and misguided man."
Evil – "The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tide of
hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that
pursued that self-defeating path of hate. Love is the key to the solution of the
problems of the world."
About the Author(s)
Coretta Scott King died in
Vamos deixar a liberdade ecoar de cada morro, montanhas e altos topos de Mississipi, vamos deixar!!!!!