Compiled and edited by New York Times best selling author and broadcast journalist Tavis Smiley, this is an inspiring original collection that gives voice to the life affirming power of unconditional love. Too often, our hectic modern lives disconnect us from our divine power within. Love Wins is an expression of faith that we can reconnect with love s power to positively transform each other and the world we live in. Over the years, Tavis has been captivated by the stories of everyday people whose lives have been touched by the power of love. Whether covering the devotion of those who support Katrina survivors long after the national spotlight has gone out, or the genius of a selfless musician who devotes visits schools where music is no longer played . . . these are the stories that remind us that love is everywhere but too easily overlooked. Created through Tavis's national campaign to encourage everyday people to share their unconditional love stories, Love Wins invites us to reexamine our lives through the lens of love, and to bear witness to how giving or receiving love can forever change our lives. As Dr. Martin Luther King said, When I speak of love, I am not speaking of some sentimental and weak response. I am speaking of that force which all great religions have seen as the supreme unifying principle of life. Love is somehow the key that unlocks the door which leads to ultimate reality. In the fall of 2008 when the book is scheduled for publication, Tavis will undertake a Love Wins unconditional love tour, inviting regional contributors to join him at events around the country. Love Wins is Tavis s gift to those who take a stand in recognition of, and have appreciation for, the power of unconditional love. As Tavis says, We believe that this book can generate a lot of healing conversation, because when we dare to talk about love, Love Wins!