The Book of Forgiving Book
Score: 5
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The Book of Forgiving


  • Author : Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062203588

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The Book of Forgiving Excerpt :

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation. Tutu's role as the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission taught him much about forgiveness. If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath. Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven. After much reflection on the process of forgiveness, Tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; Telling one's story and witnessing the anguish; Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness; and renewing or releasing the relationship. Forgiveness is hard work. Sometimes it even feels like an impossible task. But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution. The Book of Forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu's wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness. Ultimately, forgiving is the only means we have to heal ourselves and our aching world.

The Book of Forgiving Book
Score: 5
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The Book of Forgiving


  • Author : Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : William Collins
  • Release Date : 2015-03-26
  • Genre: Forgiveness
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0007572603

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The Book of Forgiving Excerpt :

The Book of Forgiving, written together by the Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and his daughter Revd Mpho Tutu, offers a deeply personal testament and guide to the process of forgiveness.

The Book of Forgiving  The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World Book
Score: 5
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The Book of Forgiving The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World


  • Author : Archbishop Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780007512898

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The Book of Forgiving The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World Excerpt :

The Book of Forgiving, written together by the Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Revd Mpho Tutu offers a deeply personal testament and guide to the process of forgiveness.

No Future Without Forgiveness Book
Score: 5
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No Future Without Forgiveness


  • Author : Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2009-02-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307566287

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No Future Without Forgiveness Excerpt :

The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. Never had any country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposing the atrocities committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former oppressors. At the center of this unprecedented attempt at healing a nation has been Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whom President Nelson Mandela named as Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With the final report of the Commission just published, Archbishop Tutu offers his reflections on the profound wisdom he has gained by helping usher South Africa through this painful experience. In No Future Without Forgiveness, Tutu argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the past. But nor is it easy to reconcile when a nation "looks the beast in the eye." Rather than repeat platitudes about forgiveness, he presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another, and yet retains a sense of idealism about reconciliation. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world.

Desmond and the Very Mean Word Book
Score: 4
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Desmond and the Very Mean Word


  • Author : Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763667979

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Desmond and the Very Mean Word Excerpt :

Based on a true story from Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s childhood in South Africa, Desmond and the Very Mean Word reveals the power of words and the secret of forgiveness. Features an audio read-along read by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. When Desmond takes his new bicycle out for a ride through his neighborhood, his pride and joy turn to hurt and anger when a group of boys shout a very mean word at him. He first responds by shouting an insult, but soon discovers that fighting back with mean words doesn’t make him feel any better. With the help of kindly Father Trevor, Desmond comes to understand his conflicted feelings and see that all people deserve compassion, whether or not they say they are sorry. Brought to vivid life in A. G. Ford’s energetic illustrations, this heartfelt, relatable story conveys timeless wisdom about how to handle bullying and angry feelings, while seeing the good in everyone.

Made for Goodness Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

Made for Goodness


  • Author : Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2010-03-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061981432

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Made for Goodness Excerpt :

In his most personal and inspirational book to date, the beloved Nobel Prize-winner and humanitarian shares the secret of joy and hope in the face of life’s difficulties Archbishop Desmond Tutu has witnessed some of the world’s darkest moments, for decades fighting the racist government policy of aprtheid and since then being an ambassador of peace amidst political, diplomatic, and natural disasters. Yet people continue to find him one of the most joyful and hopeful people they have encountered. In Made for Goodness, Tutu shares his source of strength and optimism. Written with his daughter, Mpho, who is also an ordained Anglican minister, Tutu argues that God has made us for goodness, and when we simply start walking in the direction of this calling, God is there to meet us, encourage us, embrace us. God has made the world as a grand theater for us to work out this call to goodness; it is up to us to live up to this calling, but God is there to help us every step of the way. So tackling our worst problems takes on new meaning and is bostered with hope and the expectation that that is exactly where God will show up. Father and daughter offer an inspiring message of hope that will transform readers into activists for change and blessing.

Send Them Here Book

Send Them Here


  • Author : Geoffrey Cameron
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2021-02-15
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780228005995

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Send Them Here Excerpt :

The United States and Canada have historically accepted approximately three-quarters of resettled refugees, leading the world in this key aspect of global refugee protection. Between 1945 and 1980, both countries transformed their previous policies of refugee deterrence into expansive resettlement programs. Explanations for this shift have typically focused on Cold War foreign policy, but there was a domestic force that propelled the rise of resettlement: religious groups. In Send Them Here Geoffrey Cameron explains the genesis and development of refugee resettlement policy in North America through the lens of the essential role played by faith-based organizations. Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish groups led advocacy efforts for refugees after the Second World War, and they cooperated with each other and their respective governments to implement the first formal resettlement programs. Those policy frameworks laid the foundation for diverging policy trajectories in each country, leading ultimately to private sponsorship in Canada and the voluntary agency program in the United States. Religious groups remain embedded in the world’s most successful refugee resettlement programs. Send Them Here draws on a rich archival record and extensive comparative research to contribute new insights to the history of refugee policy, human rights, and the role of religion in modern policymaking and global humanitarian efforts.

God Has a Dream Book
Score: 4.5
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God Has a Dream


  • Author : Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2003-03-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385512626

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God Has a Dream Excerpt :

Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu has long been admired throughout the world for the heroism and grace he exhibited while encouraging countless South Africans in their struggle for human rights. In God Has a Dream, his most soul-searching book, he shares the spiritual message that guided him through those troubled times. Drawing on personal and historical examples, Archbishop Tutu reaches out to readers of all religious backgrounds, showing how individual and global suffering can be transformed into joy and redemption. With his characteristic humor, Tutu offers an extremely personal and liberating message. He helps us to “see with the eyes of the heart” and to cultivate the qualities of love, forgiveness, humility, generosity, and courage that we need to change ourselves and our world. Echoing the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., he writes, “God says to you, ‘I have a dream. Please help me to realize it. It is a dream of a world whose ugliness and squalor and poverty, its war and hostility, its greed and harsh competitiveness, its alienation and disharmony are changed into their glorious counterparts. When there will be more laughter, joy, and peace, where there will be justice and goodness and compassion and love and caring and sharing. I have a dream that my children will know that they are members of one family, the human family, God’s family, my family.’” Addressing the timeless and universal concerns all people share, God Has a Dream envisions a world transformed through hope and compassion, humility and kindness, understanding and forgiveness.

The Book of Joy Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Book of Joy


  • Author : Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143198345

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The Book of Joy Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet, despite having experienced great personal and national suffering. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake, the first being their personal stories and teachings about joy. Both the Dalai Lama and Tutu have been tested by extraordinary adversity, oppression, and conflict. The second layer consists of the exciting research into joy as well as the other qualities essential for any enduring happiness, like gratitude, humility, humour, compassion, generosity, and forgiveness. And the third encompasses practical exercises and guidance based on the Dalai Lama's and Tutu's own daily practices, which anchor their emotional and spiritual lives. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and even wise-cracking humour, how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of being.

Desmond Tutu Book

Desmond Tutu


  • Author : Michael Battle
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9781646980086

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Desmond Tutu Excerpt :

The first biography of its kind about Desmond Tutu, this book introduces readers to Tutu's spiritual life and examines how it shaped his commitment to restorative justice and reconciliation. Desmond Tutu was a pivotal leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa and remains a beloved and important emblem of peace and justice around the world. Even those who do not know the major events of Tutu’s life—receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, serving as the first black archbishop of Cape Town and primate of Southern Africa from 1986–1996, and chairing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 1995–1998—recognize him as a charismatic political and religious leader who helped facilitate the liberation of oppressed peoples from the ravages of colonialism. But the inner landscape of Tutu’s spirituality, the mystical grounding that spurred his outward accomplishments, often goes unseen. Rather than recount his entire life story, this book explores Tutu’s spiritual life and contemplative practices—particularly Tutu’s understanding of Ubuntu theology, which emphasizes finding one’s identity in community—and traces the powerful role they played in subverting the theological and spiritual underpinnings of apartheid. Michael Battle’s personal relationship with Tutu grants readers an inside view of how Tutu’s spiritual agency cast a vision that both upheld the demands of justice and created space to synthesize the stark differences of a diverse society. Battle also suggests that North Americans have much to learn from Tutu’s leadership model as they confront religious and political polarization in their own context.

Where God Happens Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Where God Happens


  • Author : Rowan Williams
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2007-08-14
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590303900

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Where God Happens Excerpt :

The place "where God happens," according to Rowan Williams's striking new reading of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, is between each other. It's a truth that we of the twenty-first century most urgently need to learn in order to heal the experience of alienation that has become endemic to our age, and these odd and appealing ancient figures, surprisingly, hold keys to this healing. The fourth-century Christian hermits of Egypt, Syria, and Palestine understood the truth of Christian community profoundly, and their lives demonstrate it vividly—even though they often lived in solitude and isolation. The author breaks through our preconceived ideas of the Desert Fathers to reveal them in a new light: as true and worthy role models—even for us in our modern lives—who have much to teach us about dealing with the anxieties, uncertainties, and sense of isolation that have become hallmarks of modern life. They especially embody valuable insights about community, about how to live together in an intimate and meaningful way. Williams makes these radical figures, who clearly have a special place in his heart, come to life in a new way for everyone. The book includes an appendix of selections from the teachings of the Desert Fathers.

Tutu  Authorized Book
Score: 5
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Tutu Authorized


  • Author : Allister Sparks
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062088017

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Tutu Authorized Excerpt :

Commemorating Desmond Tutu's eightieth birthday, this stirring biography commemorates the life, philosophy, faith, and achievements of one of the greatest moral heroes of our time. Written by Allister Sparks, Tutu: Authorized featuring contributions from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, President Barack Obama, and Nelson Mandela, as well as interviews given by Reverend Mpho Tutu, Desmond Tutu’s daughter, to world leaders and public figures including Hillary Clinton, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Bono, Richard Branson, and F.W. de Klerk. A stirring exploration and graphically rich presentation of one of the world’s most inspirational and altruistic figures, Tutu: Authorized overflows with illuminating revelations about Tutu’s life and resonates with insights into how we can each work to improve peace, fairness, and happiness in the world around us.

God Is Not a Christian Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

God Is Not a Christian


  • Author : Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0061874639

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God Is Not a Christian Excerpt :

" ArchbishopDesmond Tutu's] unofficial legacy will be his life and the story of how thistiny pastor with a huge laugh from South Africa became our globalguardian." --Time magazine Biographer John Allen collects the ArchbishopDesmond Tutu's most profound, controversial, and historic words in thisinspiring anthology of speeches, interviews, and sermons that have rocked theworld. An unforgettable look at the South African pastor's deeply rootedempathy and penetrating wisdom, God IsNot a Christian is perfect for anyone moved by of Martin Luther King Jr.'s"I Have a Dream" speech or Nelson Mandela's stirring autobiography Conversations with Myself, brilliantlyconnecting readers with the courageous and much-needed moral vision thatcontinues to change countless lives around the globe.

God Is Not a Christian Book

God Is Not a Christian


  • Author : Desmond Tutu
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-04
  • Genre: Christian sociology
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846042645

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God Is Not a Christian Excerpt :

"A collection that brings together some of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's key speeches, sermons, lectures and exchanges, charting the trajectory of his career and showing why he remains one of the world's best-loved and most outspoken religious figures"--Www.bookdepository.co.uk

Restoring Broken Relationships Book

Restoring Broken Relationships


  • Author : Neil T. Anderson
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441229236

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Restoring Broken Relationships Excerpt :

Bestselling Author Reveals the Key to Fixing Broken Relationships Conflict is a part of life, but that doesn't mean we need to accept bitterness and broken relationships. But before we can properly heal our relationships with others, we must let God heal our relationship with himself. In this book, Neil Anderson invites you to see how Jesus brings about the miracle of reconciliation. Learn how to go beyond conflict management to freedom and healing by learning the basics of repentance, reparation, and forgiveness. Through true stories of people who have found reconciliation with God and with each other, you'll understand how to identify relationship problems, find effective solutions, and guide yourself and others through the process of forgiveness and healing.