I have been rather reluctant to have a volume of sermons printed. My misgivings have grown out of the fact that a sermon is not an essay to be read but a discourse to be heard. It should be a convincing appeal to a listening congregation. Therefore, a sermon is directed toward the listening ear rather than the reading eye. While I have tried to rewrite these sermons for the eye, I am convinced that this venture could never be entirely successful.

Martin Luther King, Jr. 
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Martin Luther King, Jr. 
King, Jr., Martin Luther, _Strength to Love_ (New York: Harper and Row, 1962), pp. ix–x.
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