The Black Caucus invites all people of good will to join its newly formed book club. The first book is Strength to Love, a collection of sermons by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. They plan to read 4 books a year with a Saturday morning discussion each quarter. Strength to Love will be discussed Sat. Mar 21, from 10am to noon in Bodwell Hall.
The message of Strength to Love is timeless, thought provoking and moving. One reviewer wrote, “Despite nearly 50 years since its publication, Strength to Love reads as pertinently to our situation as it did in the midst of the civil rights movement. Yet Strength to Love is more than a blueprint of a movement; it is a template for personal authenticity in an age when vast social and economic change demand and depend on personal integrity. As King averred, “Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit.”
This book was chosen as our initial book club reading for a number of reasons; foremost among them is that the book is founded on Christian principles and written by one of the 20th century’s greatest social justice activists. Thus, the book reflects our faith and provides insight and a road map to bettering oneself and society.
The Caucus has access to a few copies of Strength to Love. To borrow a copy see or email Nicole Lawrence. Although the book is not in the Cleve. Hts. library, they can have a copy delivered from ClevNet to one of their branches for you. The book is also available on Amazon or eBay.