In King Rules, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shares that message in a deeply personal collection of hard-learned lessons, timeless truths, and foundational principles. Dr. Alveda King’s words are lovingly crafted yet refreshingly blunt at a time when bluntness is needed to counter the forces of moral drift and empty relativism. Beginning with a vulnerable admission of her own wounds and wanderings, Alveda unfolds 11 core values that have guided her family through generations of triumph and tragedy - and have played a pivotal role in fostering revolutionary change in society. Out of a heart of compassion, she dispenses wise meditations on bedrock subjects including faith and family, peace and justice, education and civic life. With thoughtful conviction she also boldly tackles topics considered divisive in our postmodern world, from abortion and sexuality to gun control and marriage laws.
The King Rules is a page-turning narrative that blends eyewitness history with grandmotherly wisdom. And as J. C. Watts writes in the foreword, the book is "more than Alveda's story, it's an account of the beliefs that redirected the course of a nation, that left us a legacy, and that hopefully will guide us again."
What made the experience of listening to King Rules the most enjoyable?
The voice of the narrator.
What did you like best about this story?
The family value system (created by God) that Alveda King expounded upon.
Which character – as performed by Jackie Schlicher – was your favorite?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
"Now girl... make sure you marry a man who will love & take good care of you." (This not an exact quote from the book.)
Any additional comments?
"King Rules" is an excellent book! The King family endured many hardships, yet still managed to prosper in many areas of life, because the family was structured around God. The book has really inspired me to keep on dreaming and never give up on my dreams.