Book Review: King Rules

King Rules
Ten Truths for You, Your Family and Our Nation to Prosper
By Alveda King

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that" - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In our broken and bleeding world, too much darkness and hatred remain. We are stumbling our way along, having abandoned rock-solid wisdom in favor of whatever, whenever, however we want it. Into this spiritual and moral void. Dr. Alveda King steps fourth to light a candle and carry her uncle's enduring message of love, light, faith, and hope to the next generations. King Rules is a call to walk out of darkness and back into light; it is also a compelling tragedy-to-triumph personal testimony. Having been rescued from bitter despair and reawakened to faith in her own life, Alveda King offers a salve to our sickness - and she knows exactly where to look for healing: the timeless unshakable values molded by wise grandparents and parents. 

Through decades of tumultuous transformation in America, the King family has been there. They have walked by faith publicly taken courageous stands, endured violence and hatred and emerged not only as the embodiment of fortitude but also as carriers of a desperately needed message for a hurting world.  The niece of Martin Luther King Jr. shares that message in a deeply personal collection of hard-learned lessons, timeless truths and foundational principles. Dr. Alveda Kings's words are lovingly crafted yet refreshingly blint at a time when blunts is needed to counter the forces of moral drift and empty relativism. 

I cannot stand books that like to paint a rosy picture of something from the past, when that wasn't the case at all. This book is like those OMG so romantic Western Stories, except worse because it's glorifying a man, and praising him for doing the opposite of what really happened. Sure Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, was a great Civil Rights leader, and he should be remember for that but if you're going to write about how great of a family man he is do a little research. Just because the author is his niece doesn't make her any sort of expert. It is well documented that he had affairs with multiple woman, while having kids and a wife at home, it's like having a book about marriage values learned from JFK. If you're looking for a book about family and raising one I suggest Raise Him Up, or Under the Rainbow

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