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Birmingham Revolution

Birmingham Revolution

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Epic Challenge to the Church

by Edward Gilbreath

"Edward Gilbreath uses his historical insight, theological sensitivity and nitty-gritty honesty to help us remember King for his challenges to the church."

—Edward J. Blum, coauthor of The Color of Christ

VIDEO CHAT: Watch Ed Gilbreath, Michael Waters, and host Maria Dixon in conversation on "Race and The Church" in this exclusive Patheos live event!

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

Journalist Edward Gilbreath explores the place of the prophetic "Letter from Birmingham Jail" in the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Birmingham Revolution: Read an Excerpt

Birmingham Revolution: Read an Excerpt

"What many in our nation persistently overlook or deny, to our collective peril, is the fact that we're each complicit in 'the race problem,' and we each have a role to play in resolving it."

What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

"Birmingham Revolution is a must-read for students, activists, pastors, community leaders and all persons who claim the Christian community as their home." Read what Bethel University's Curtiss Paul DeYoung and others are saying about the book.

MLK's Christian Call: A Q&A with Ed Gilbreath

MLK's Christian Call: A Q&A with Ed Gilbreath

"I wanted to plainly connect King’s life and work to the church, since I believe it was the church and King’s Christian convictions that inspired and empowered the movement he would lead."

Ed Gilbreath's Website

Ed Gilbreath's Website

Learn more about award-winning journalist Edward Gilbreath at his website here.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Evangelicals and Dr. King

Evangelicals and Dr. King

John Turner

Birmingham Revolution offers both a stirring challenge and a strong dose of hope to American evangelicals.

The Church's Dirty Little Secret

The Church's Dirty Little Secret

Maria Dixon

Using the backdrop of Dr. King’s famous letter from the Birmingham jail and the historical context from which it emerged, Gilbreath exposes the dirty little secret about Race and American Christianity that Black folks have known for years.

Seeing Martin Luther King Again for the First Time

Seeing Martin Luther King Again for the First Time

Roger Wolsey

Gilbreath also seeks to re-radicalize Rev. Dr. King by reminding us that he was a true extremist for the sake of love and justice whose activism extended far beyond his dream of racial harmony.

King's Rise as a Transformational Figure

King's Rise as a Transformational Figure

Miles Mullin

King articulated a national vision for justice and equality, even while he embodied the fruits of opportunity for a white nation who doubted African American potential.

Reformation and Revolution

Reformation and Revolution

Bruce G. Epperly

We have come a long way toward confronting the blatant racism challenged by Martin Luther King, but we have a long way to go to fulfilling God’s – and King’s – dream of Shalom.

Can the Church Live Up to MLK's Challenge?

Can the Church Live Up to MLK's Challenge?

Dan Wilkinson

How many of us would rather ignore the persistence race issues that plague the church? How many of us feel uncomfortable even discussing issues of race?

Still Learning from King's Legacy

Still Learning from King's Legacy

Amber Stamper

Gilbreath's phenomenal new book is proof that we will likely never cease to uncover new levels of appreciation for or new revelations in regards to the incredible life and ministry of Dr. King.

Edward Gilbreath on The Movement

Ed Gilbreath, author of Birmingham Revolution, on The Movement from InterVarsity Press on Vimeo

A Conversation on Race and the American Church

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