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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Strength to Love (Book) Summary

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The Strength to Love (Book) Summary and Analysis

Included in this collection of writings are only three of the thirteen or more chapters originally published in the book. The included chapters relating directly to the sermons teaching and supporting the civil rights movement. Using the pulpit, King taught courage, love, overcoming fear, and the love of God as means to grow and prepare for the challenges.

Life at its best is a synthesis of oppositions. Successful people are tough-minded and tender-hearted. Tough-minded people are realistic, decisive, astute, and firm of purpose. Without a tender heart, tough-minded people become hard. Tough-minded people have the ability for clear, solid thinking, which is rare. Soft-minded people are overwhelmed by fear of change, half-truths, prejudices and propaganda. They do not think things through, and are easily swayed by advertisements and prejudices. Weak thinking is a cause of racial prejudice...

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