Book of Forgiving: The the Fourfold Path For Healing Ourselves and Our World
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. harms or real traumas. But the path...
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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.
harms or real traumas. But the path to forgiveness is not easy, and the process unclear. How do we let go of resentment when we have been harmed, at times irreparably? How
do we forgive and still pursue justice? How do we heal our hearts? How do we heal the harm we have caused others? And how do we forgive ourselves?
Drawing on his memories of reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, together with his daughter, Revd Mpho Tutu, herself an experienced
teacher and preacher, offers four concrete steps along the path to forgiving and being forgiven.
Each chapter contains reflections and personal stories, as well as exercises for practising each step of the path. The Book of Forgiving is a touchstone and tool for anyone seeking
the freedom of forgiveness: an inspiring guide to healing ourselves and creating a more united world.
? Desmond Tutu was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town, in office from 1986 for ten years
? Active throughout his life in defence of human rights, and chaired South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation committee in the post-apartheid era.
? Archbishop Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, and in 2013 he received the Templeton Prize "for his life-long work in advancing spiritual principles such as love and forgiveness"
? Mpho Tutu is an episcopal priest, and was ordained by her father in 2004
? Heavily active in multiple charitable causes, Mpho Tutu is an experienced preacher, teacher, and retreat facilitator having run ministries for rape survivors and for refugees.
? Mpho earned her MDiv from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is now executive director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native country of South Africa. In 1986, he was elected Archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in Southern Africa. Today Archbishop Tutu chairs the Elders, an independent group of global leaders working to promote the shared interests of humanity. In 2009 Tutu received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. He is known for his great love for children, as well as his powerful and profound understandin
The Reverend Mpho A. Tutu is currently the executive director of The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.