Sunday, July 6, 2014

Book Review: King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper by Alveda King

 I was provided a free copy of the book through and given the many titles to choose from, this book was particularly intriguing to me because I wanted to find out how someone much more familiar with the teachings of Dr. King would condense his work into ten rules. This book does this in a very eloquent and convincing fashion without feeling like the reader is subject to a Sunday sermon.

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Some passages of the book  will not be agreeable to everyone because it is after all how Alveda King interpreted the teaching of Dr. King, but overall, the book provides food for thought to the reader.
One issue that may be hard to stomach for some readers is the very strong opinion that author has on homosexuality, but this is just one facet of the book and sections such as the important on education, working towards peace every day (even in our own little way and world) as well as the focus on family and community are topics that most people will agree with.

I read this book as a condensed version of Dr. King's views on these topics. And while I agree in general with these topics and their importance, facets of each of his rules, interpreted in this book, may be seen differently by me. That does not make anyone a better or worse person, it just makes us individuals that lead our life to how we see certain things and what we consider important and good.

Looking at the book and its context in a more abstract way showed to me that despite not having been very exposed to the teachings of Dr. King, as a relatively recent immigrant to this country, I can find many similarities with his teachings.

Overall, this is a very well written book by someone who certainly knows the teachings of Dr. King. It was thought provoking because at times it told things differently than I view them, but then a good book that deal with life philosophy is supposed to do just that.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this blog are solely my own and have not been influenced by any third party.

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