Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
This book took me less than 48 hours days to read. And with everything that is going on in America right now, I’m reviewing it again and again.
My favorite reads are Biographies and I love it even more when biographies focus on a specific season in a person’s life. It’s easier to enjoy the life of a person when you can review it from beginning to end. But real life does not give us that luxury. We are living right now. And this season we are on could define every other one. As a preacher myself, as a minority and as a man, this book challenged me to not just believe in things, but to surrender my life to those convictions.
It’s a great investment, and a great read. Get it here: Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Year
From Barnes and Noble Overview: “This book is a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination. MLK died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley recounts the final 365 days of King’s life, revealing the minister’s trials and tribulations — denunciations by the press, rejection from the president, dismissal by the country’s black middle class and militants, assaults on his character, ideology, and political tactics, to name a few — all of which he had to rise above in order to lead and address the racism, poverty, and militarism that threatened to destroy our democracy. Smiley’s DEATH OF A KING paints a portrait of a leader and visionary in a narrative different from all that have come before. Here is an exceptional glimpse into King’s life — one that adds both nuance and gravitas to his legacy as an American hero.”