A Knock at Midnight

  • by Martin Luther King
  • Narrated by Martin Luther King
  • 8 hrs and 0 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a leader and visionary of the civil rights movement, was first and foremost a preacher. This unique collection features a selection of Dr. King's best sermons - some not heard since he first delivered them - recorded at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, and in other churches where he carried his ministry. They include "Rediscovering Lost Values," "A Knock at Midnight," "The American Dream," and "When Jesus Called a Man a Fool." Each is introduced by a distinguished member of today's spiritual community, including Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. Joan Campbell, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.


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Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1998, Use of Archival Tapes


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Martin Luther King was not a politician he was Christian Preacher who felt compelled to "do right." You may not agree with everything he says (eg. re. viatnam and role of UN) but, if you listen, you do know this man *truly* believed in what he said. He was in every way a true believer. He also truly belived in and loved all people and perhaps especially African Americans.

People who want to ignore religion in his life just don't get it. People who believe that the only reality is the physical things of this life just don't end up with drive to do well in the world like MLK had. After listening to this book I am convinced he felt God was driving him to do his work and acting through him. After listening to this book I believe his feeling was correct.
Whether someone truly believes in a cause or not this book will enlighten you about someone who does believe in a cause and throws his soul into. It also indicates what he go through and how he handles it. This was truly inspirational
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- J. A. McCarron

One of the best audio books I've ever

These sermons are amazing. I've shared them with a few friend's, and all of us love it.

Prior to listening to these sermons, I was only familiar with a few of Dr. King's speeches. These sermons show Dr. King was truly a preacher first; he was a genius at taking the lessons of the Gospels and making them accessible to his congregration. He draws inspiration from philosophy, socialology, economics, science, and theology. Yet, he's able to speak in a way that all can understand. The sermons are good for all - Christians and non-Christians alike. The content of his sermons and his delivery is amazing. For me, it illuminated Dr. King's motives for leading the civil rights movement during his life. He was motivated by justice - by the true teachings of Christ - not by the desire to advance a particular people. He was interested in the advancement of all people. If only today's leaders listened to his teachings.

You will not be disappointed with this selection. Amazing.
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- Theodore

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio