Martin Luther King: The Nobel Prize for Peace

Martin Luther King Jr. referencing the Bible in his Nobel Lecture
several months after receiving the Nobel Prize for Peace on October 14, 1964 at 35—at that time, the youngest peace prize winner ever.

“The Bible tells the thrilling story of how Moses stood in Pharaoh’s court centuries ago and cried, ‘Let my people go.’

Throughout his lecture, Martin Luther King Jr. referenced the Bible numerous times including references to passages in Genesis, Exodus, Hebrews, 1st John and the Psalms. He concluded with these words:

“In a dark confused world the kingdom of God may yet reign in the hearts of men!”

Martin Luther King Jr.—engaging with the Bible!


More Book Minute Features

March 20, 2018

Peyton Siva, Jr. - University of Louisville Basket...

Peyton Siva Jr. is one of the most prolific point guards in the history of University of Louisville basketball. In 2013, he led his team to an NCAA Na...
March 23, 2018

Webster’s Bible Translation

"Look up the word “Bible” in Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language—it may surprise you what he wrote: “'The Book,' by way of emin...
March 22, 2018

Women’s History Month: Henrietta Mears

Henrietta Mears was one of the twentieth century’s most “influential mentors of young Christian leaders in the country," including the evangelist Bill...