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

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When Nelson Books gave me the opportunity to read “King Rules” by Alveda King, I was thrilled. Alveda King is a strong Christian woman, a pro-life warrior, and a seasoned civil rights activist. As the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda has had a rich history on the inside of the famous and historic civil rights movement of the 60s.
I have had the great pleasure of working with Alveda in various pro-life outreaches over the years, and have had the opportunity to interview her for my old college newspaper – an article which hit record breaking views on the school paper! So getting my hands on her newest book was a real treat. Alveda has accomplished so much in her lifetime, and has contributed so much to society that her inside scoop on the King family really does pale in comparison to her personal story. She is a giant in her own right.

About the Book

From the amazon.com description:
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 eleven 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.”

My Thoughts on the Book

This book appealed to me because:
1) It offers a unique and exciting view into the family of one of our nation’s heroes.
2) It contains Biblically sound words of wisdom.
3) There is much to learn from this modern-day world changer with an amazing testimony.
This book is short, sweet and utterly captivating. I had a lazy day at home and ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. While touching on profound issues, Alveda keeps it simple and shares age old wisdom from the Good Book in a personal and appealing way.
I learned new things about the King family – I especially liked the virtual tour of the old King home. Sharing memories from her childhood, Alveda delivers the ten “King Rules” via a mixture of storytelling and casual chit-chat style narrative.
Fans of Martin Luther King Jr. will love the family photos, the King quotes in a “tweet” format at the back of the book, and the wise insights into what drove the heart of one of the most beloved men in American history. Pro-life activists will love the powerful testimony of Alveda and her recovery from her abortion experiences.

I highly recommend this book! Every one of the 10 King Rules are ones that I fully intend to employ in my own family. This would be a great addition to anyone’s family / homeschool library!

[Disclaimer: There are no affiliate links in this review. I am an independent product reviewer. I only review products I am truly interested in. I don’t accept payment for reviews. The products I take the time to jabber on about are either items I have personally purchased, or the product has been provided for review after me incessantly nagging for a sample. All of my reviews are unbiased regardless of how the item was obtained.]
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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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