A Prophet for Our Time

TO THE MOUNTAINTOP
by civil rights historian Stewart Burns is a spiritual history—in the broadest sense—of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, a history of King’s sacred mission to save America. An epic yet intimate tale, it rivets the reader liked a vivid, fast-paced novel—a roller-coaster of
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emotional and spiritual drama about an extraordinary time in 20th century America. King’s saga of triumph and tragedy, of nobility in the face of despair, of courageous perseverance against all odds, has never been more needed than in the early years of our new century. Its testimony to the effectiveness of nonviolence and moral commitment speaks more powerfully and urgently to our time than to his own. King’s prophetic vision is a balm in Gilead to heal America’s sin-sick soul, to make the wounded whole.

To the Mountaintop, published by HarperSanFrancisco in Janaury 2004 to commemorate Dr. King's 75th birthday, IS NOW IN PAPERBACK.

TO THE MOUNTAINTOP illuminates an extraordinary vision of how American citizens can renew, repair, and redeem our nation in this bewildering, cataclysmic age after 9/11; how we can help lead a national and global revolution against injustice, poverty, and despair-rather than helping to perpetuate these social evils; how we can make democracy come alive, and thrive.