The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire

The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire

by Michael Curry


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"Love is the way. Love is the only way. Those who follow in my way follow in the way of unconditional, unselfish, sacrificial love. And that kind of love can change the world."
—Bishop Michael Curry

Two billion people watched Bishop Michael Curry deliver his sermon on the redemptive power of love at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex) at Windsor Castle. Here, he shares the full text of the sermon, plus an introduction and four of his favorite sermons on the themes of love and social justice. The world has met Bishop Curry and has been moved by his riveting, hopeful, and deceptively simple message: love and acceptance are what we need in these strange times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525542896
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 73,470
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church. Elected in 2015, he is the first African-American to lead the denomination. He was previously bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. A noted advocate for human rights and author of several books, Bishop Curry is recognized as one of the most popular preachers in the English language. He and his wife Sharon Curry have two daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth. They live in North Carolina.

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The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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If it is not about is not about God. Inspired by the Holy Spirit. Thank you Bishop Michael Curry. ~Cheryl F. Hollywood, Florida
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As his Christmas gift, Bishop Mark Hollingsworth, Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, sent to all the clergy, a book titled, The Power of Love: Featuring the 2018 Royal Wedding Sermon, authored by Bishop Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. I love reading it. Bishop Curry preached during the most glamorous Royal Wedding of this century. In his introduction, referring to Megan and Prince Harry’s love, Bishop Curry writes: God used a very human love to show us a glimpse of what God’s dream – God’s shalom or peace – is for the whole world. As a powerful communicator of the Gospel of Christ, Bishop Curry was very sure about the outcome of his preaching at the wedding. He asserts, “I might have been preaching about the power of love, but God was giving people an experience of that power.” Likewise, he assures his readers, “If you read this collection, maybe even pray with it, I can only hope you will come away with a renewed commitment to be people of love.” He goes on to say, “You will discover new ways to cultivate that way of love in your own life, so it becomes the way you live and not just a thing you do.” Michael Curry’s words are not just prophetic but also timely to our broken world today. He suggests, “I hope you recognize love as the most powerful force for personal change and for changing the world around us. Yes, we live in scary times.” He continues, “Yes, people are hurting. Yes, people are hurting one another. But anger is not the key; revenge is not the answer. The way of love – the love and power of God – is the key to our hope and to our future.” We agree with him in his proficiency in discerning the state of the world and that the power of love points to the solution for the hurting world. As an overview, it has five short chapters. These are mostly sermons and reflections that the Presiding Bishop offered in several places and occasions. It is an easy book to read; yet it challenges the reader to think and stimulates one’s spirit while reading. I highly recommend The Power of Love and strongly feel that it is worth reading. And my wish for you, my friends and parishioners, is that you possess a copy of this book and read it together as a community in an organized group study, especially during Lent! Aaron Paul Collins Rector Church of the Good Shepherd
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Defining love as the opposite of selfishness catches the meaning Jesus intended. A "must read" for anyone who wants to understand Jesus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awaits his princess