Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Author:Thomas, James R.
Position:Brief article - Book review
 
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Never to Leave Us Alone: The Prayer Life of Martin Luther King Jr. By Lewis V. Baldwin. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0-8006-9744-0. viii and 159 pages. Paper. $16.95

This book provides an introduction to Martin Luther King Jr. as a praying preacher. Lewis W. Baldwin believes that King's prayer life and posture toward prayer is an underdeveloped aspect of King's life and ministry. The author connects King's prayer life with his spiritual, theological, and ethical development, and importantly with his fight for human rights. Additionally, Baldwin offers a view of the language and style of prayer in the black Christian tradition in the United States. According to Baldwin, it is a style informed by spontaneity, improvisation, and a range of...

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