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When we face challenges too daunting to overcome, where can we find the strength to carry on? There is an inexhaustable wellspring of energy available to us in the mometns of quiet stillness when we become aware of the Divine.

For decades, Howard Thurman's words have guided many toward this deep inner reservior, from leaders like Dr. Matin Luther King and President Barack Obama to countless people looking for the inspiration to deal creatively with the everyday struggles of life.

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What an amazing gift

Listening to Howard Thurman was like discovering a treasure for me. Eloquent, poignant and authentic are some of the words that come to mind to describe this genius of a man. His words will stir you making you think from a higher perspective. I'm on course to read as much of his work as possible. His work is truly transformative.

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  • Raleigh
  • greensboro, NC, United States
  • 10-28-17

exceptional african american theologian & thinker


? are you interested in 20th century african american ( AA ) thought
? have you heard of academic, mystical, introspective AA thinkers
? would you like to learn more about one of MLK Jr.'s favorite authors

after a childhood in florida, thurman made his way to morehouse college
he went on to be class valedictorian and a classmate of MLK Sr.
his later life, as an academic and author, was centered in boston and san francisco

thurman unapologetically pursued an integrated and multicultural church
he famously met with mahatma gandhi in 1935 to discuss non-violent protest
in later years, he explored mystical traditions in christianity and other faiths

his sermons and essays sound moving and modern even in 2017
thurman's willingness and ability to stare far into the future was remarkable
this book provides a helpful back-story to the later civil rights struggle

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Inspiration

The Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman gives a needed glimpse of the man who inspired so many leaders and thinkers to wrestle with the question, "Who am I, really?" It is a question, and subsequent questions, that have the potential to orients one'a life in the most meaningful way. Listening to this selection of Thurman's works has provoked thought and provided clarity at a significant juncture of my life. I hope that others will find it meaningful as well.