Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference by Mpho Tutu, Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Hardback, 2010)
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- DescriptionAs Archbishop of Cape Town at the height of the Apartheid regime in South Africa, Desmond Tutu saw many shocking and violent incidents. Later, as Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as a leading peace negotiator in many troubled parts of the world, he heard many appalling stories of man's inhumanity to man. Yet he still has a firm conviction that we are 'made by goodness for goodness'. Ather way of putting this is: the essential truth about all of us is that we are made in the image and likeness of God. Tutu explains that, though we sometimes act out of depravity and despair, we do kw in our heart of hearts that we are t as we were meant to be, and were created to be so much more. The truth of human goodness can get hidden under the fear that we cant live up to its demands, or it can get buried under faults or failures, or it can just get forgotten. In this thoughtful and important book, the Archbishop (with his daughter, Mpho Tutu) shows how we can find our way back to goodness by changing our attitudes, by practising forgiveness, and by prayer. Then we will begin to see the goodness and beauty of others...If our view changes, this in turn makes all the difference to the way we act. And how we act towards one ather affects t only ourselves but everything in our world - for the better.
- Author BiographyThe first black Archbishop of Cape Town, Tutu has won the Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership of the S African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and today is Chair of a group of former world leaders, The Elders, which aims to tackle some of the world's most intractable problems. He has helped calm the political crisis in Kenya and regularly speaks out against Mugabe, Israel, the Iraq War and the Burmese junta, but is also noted for his irrepressible sense of humour and deep spirituality. In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama. He lives in S Africa but travels widely. Mpho Tutu is Archbishop Tutu's daughter, and an Episcopal priest. The founder and Executive Director of the Tutu Institute for Prayer and Pilgrimage, she is also Chair of the Global Aids Alliance. An accomplished public speaker and preacher, she is married, with two daughters, and lives in Washington, DC.
- Author(s)Archbishop Desmond Tutu,Mpho Tutu
- PublisherEbury Publishing
- Date of Publication06/05/2010
- SubjectChristianity: General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintRider & Co
- Weight353 g
- Width143 mm
- Height222 mm
- Spine22 mm
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