The Book of Forgiving

The Book of Forgiving
Author: Desmond Tutu,Mpho Tutu
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 0062203584
ISBN 13: 9780062203588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Forgiving Book Review:

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.

No Future Without Forgiveness

No Future Without Forgiveness
Author: Desmond Tutu
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-02-04
ISBN 10: 0307566285
ISBN 13: 9780307566287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Future Without Forgiveness Book Review:

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.

The Book of Joy

The Book of Joy
Author: Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-09-20
ISBN 10: 0143198343
ISBN 13: 9780143198345
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Joy Book Review:

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 and the Very Mean Word

Desmond and the Very Mean Word
Author: Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 0763667978
ISBN 13: 9780763667979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desmond and the Very Mean Word Book Review:

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

Made for Goodness
Author: Desmond Tutu,Mpho A. Tutu
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1846042526
ISBN 13: 9781846042522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Made for Goodness Book Review:

As 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'. Another 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 know in our heart of hearts that we are not 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 cannot 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 othersa If our view changes, this in turn makes all the difference to the way we act. And how we act towards one another affects not only ourselves but everything in our world - for the better.

God Has a Dream

God Has a Dream
Author: Desmond Tutu
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2003-03-16
ISBN 10: 0385512627
ISBN 13: 9780385512626
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Has a Dream Book Review:

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.

God s Dream

God s Dream
Author: Desmond Tutu,Douglas Carlton Abrams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9781406318197
ISBN 13: 1406318191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God s Dream Book Review:

Human beings have many differences: we speak different languages; have different customs and think in different ways. Yet we are all God's children, and God dreams that, like any family, we will learn to love each other and to live in peace together.

The Sunflower

The Sunflower
Author: Simon Wiesenthal
Publsiher: Schocken
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307560422
ISBN 13: 9780307560421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sunflower Book Review:

A Holocaust survivor's surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness, justice, compassion, and human responsibility, featuring contributions from the Dalai Lama, Harry Wu, Cynthia Ozick, Primo Levi, and more. While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place? In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions. They are theologians, political leaders, writers, jurists, psychiatrists, human rights activists, Holocaust survivors, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, China and Tibet. Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past.

Exploring Forgiveness

Exploring Forgiveness
Author: Robert D. Enright,Joanna North
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1998-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780299157739
ISBN 13: 0299157733
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Forgiveness Book Review:

Pioneers in the study of forgiveness, Robert Enright and Joanna North have compiled a collection of twelve essays ranging from a first-person account of the mother of a murdered child to an assessment of the United States’ post-war reconciliations with Germany and Vietnam. This book explores forgiveness in interpersonal relationships, family relationships, the individual and society relationship, and international relations through the eyes of philosophers and educators as well as a psychologist, police chief-turned-minister, law professor, sociologist, psychiatrist, social worker, and theologian.

The Forgiveness Project

The Forgiveness Project
Author: Marina Cantacuzino
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN 10: 1784500062
ISBN 13: 9781784500061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgiveness Project Book Review:

Silver Medal Winner in the Essays category of the 2015 Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards What is forgiveness? Are some acts unforgivable? Can forgiveness take the place of revenge? Powerful real-life stories from survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence reveal the true impact of forgiveness on ordinary people worldwide. Exploring forgiveness as an alternative to resentment or retaliation, the storytellers give an honest, moving account of their experiences and what part forgiveness has played in their lives. Despite extreme circumstances, their stories open the door to a society without revenge. All royalties from the sale of this book go to The Forgiveness Project charity.

An African Prayer Book

An African Prayer Book
Author: Desmond Tutu
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-03-25
ISBN 10: 0307550842
ISBN 13: 9780307550842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An African Prayer Book Book Review:

The great Archbishop of Capetown, South Africa, shares with us the simple but profound secrets of his extraordinary spiritual strength by unveiling his very own book of prayer. Prayer, our conversation with God, needs no set formulas or flowery phrases. It often needs no words at all. But for most believers, the words of others can be a wonderful aid to devotion, especially when these words come front faithful fellow pilgrims. The African Prayer Book is just such an aid, for in this collection all the spiritual riches of the vast and varied continent of Africa are bravely set forth. Here we may delight in Solomon's splendid encounter with the Queen of Sheba, overhear the simple prayer of a penniless Bushman, and glory in the sensuous sonorities of the mysterious liturgies of the Egyptian Copts. Here are Jesus' own encounters with Africa, which provided him refuge at the beginning of his life (from the murderous King Herod) and aid at its end (in the person of Simon of Cyrene, who helped Jesus carry his cross). Here are the prayers of some of the greatest among the mothers and fathers of the Church -- Monica, Augustine, Clement of Alexandria, Cyprian of Carthag -- as well as the prayers from the African diasporas of North America and the Caribbean. From thunderous multi-invocation litanies to quiet meditations, here are prayers that every heart can speak with strength and confidence. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is for millions the very soul of Africa, is our guide on this unique spiritual journey. His introduction is destined to become a classic, his characteristic energy and optimism light our way, and the words of his favorite prayers (many composed by the Archbishop himself) will stay with us forever.

The Gift of Forgiveness

The Gift of Forgiveness
Author: Olivier Clerc
Publsiher: Findhorn Press
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 184409457X
ISBN 13: 9781844094578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Forgiveness Book Review:

Detailing the author's attendance at a Toltec workshop with don Miguel Ruiz in Teotihuacán, Mexico, this guide unearths and explores the unique and simple tool of forgiveness. The resource explains how this practical and powerful tool is believed to have immediate impact by bringing relief while unleashing love that has been blocked by personal resentments. Through the magic of reversal taught in this useful reference, readers can change their understanding of forgiveness and free themselves from the grip of resentment and hatred.

God Is Not a Christian

God Is Not a Christian
Author: Desmond Tutu
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 9780061874635
ISBN 13: 0061874639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Not a Christian Book Review:

"[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.

David Sheppard Batting for the Poor

David Sheppard  Batting for the Poor
Author: Andrew Bradstock
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-11-21
ISBN 10: 0281081042
ISBN 13: 9780281081042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David Sheppard Batting for the Poor Book Review:

Sheppard first came to prominence as a cricketer in the 1950s. An opening batsman, he was selected for England while still at Cambridge, and later captained his country. In the 1960s Sheppard was a leading figure in the campaign to sever sporting links with South Africa, a crucial factor in the ending of apartheid. Converted in his first year at Cambridge, Sheppard was ordained into the Church of England in 1955. His curacy in Islington gave him a passion to serve the church in the inner city, a calling he fulfilled as warden for twelve years of the Mayflower Centre in Canning Town. Following his appointment as Bishop of Woolwich in 1969, he published a major text about his work in urban areas, Built as a City. David Sheppard made his biggest mark as Bishop of Liverpool from 1975-97, forging a pioneering partnership with Archbishop Derek Worlock, his Roman Catholic counterpart. For twenty years the two worked tirelessly to revive the fortunes of the city, helping to break down its many internal divisions. In 1991 Sheppard was seriously considered for Archbishop of Canterbury following Robert Runcie’ retirement. In 1997 Sheppard was awarded a life peerage, and played an active role in the Lords, and as a writer, speaker and preacher, until his death in 2005. This biography draws on the papers left by Sheppard in Liverpool Central Library, other archival material, and more than 150 interviews conducted by the author.

Reconciliation

Reconciliation
Author: Michael Battle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780829818338
ISBN 13: 0829818332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconciliation Book Review:

A highly original analysis of Bishop Tutu's theology of ubuntu, an African concept that identity is formed by community, Battle draws on Tutu's many unpublished addresses and sermons to portray a man for whom the conventions of Anglicanism serve as roots and resources in the ongoing struggle against apartheid. Foreword by Desmond Tutu.

Children of God Storybook Bible

Children of God Storybook Bible
Author: Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Publsiher: Zonderkidz
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-08-21
ISBN 10: 0310578337
ISBN 13: 9780310578338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children of God Storybook Bible Book Review:

Desmond Tutu retells more than fifty of his most beloved Bible stories, artfully highlighting God’s desire for all people to love one another and to find peace and forgiveness in their hearts. Many of the finest artists from around the world—such as Jago, E.B. Lewis, Javaka Steptoe, and Xiao Xin—have been selected to illustrate the stories, portraying the stories with the style and richness of their own culture. Creating the first truly global Bible for children, their stunning full color illustrations allow readers to experience the Bible stories as if they were there—with Adam and Eve in the garden, with Noah on the ark, with Abraham in the desert, and with Jesus on the mountaintop. Every story shows how God works through history and ends with a short prayer, which personalizes the message for each reader’s own life. Archbishop Tutu’s wisdom, compassion, and sense of humor shine throughout as he reminds us that, “We are all God’s children.” Author, civil rights activist, and APARTHEID opponent 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. As Desmond Tutu quotes: “In the spirit of celebrating children all over the world, each illustrator in this book has been invited to draw on their own unique and rich cultural heritage in their portrayal of these Biblical stories. Their art is truly a marvelous reflection of how we are all made in God's image.”

The Forgiveness Garden

The Forgiveness Garden
Author: Lauren Thompson
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2012-10-30
ISBN 10: 1466818328
ISBN 13: 9781466818323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgiveness Garden Book Review:

A long time ago and far away--although it could be here, and it could be now--a boy threw a stone and injured a girl. For as long as anyone could remember, their families had been enemies, and their towns as well, so it was no surprise that something bad had happened. Hate had happened. Revenge had happened. And that inspired more hate and more calls for revenge. But this time, a young girl decided to try something different... Inspired by the original Garden of Forgiveness in Beirut, Lebanon, and the movement that has grown up around it, Lauren Thompson has created a timeless parable for all ages that shows readers a better way to resolve conflicts and emphasizes the importance of moving forward together.

How to Forgive When You Can t

How to Forgive When You Can t
Author: Jim Dincalci
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780982430705
ISBN 13: 0982430701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Forgive When You Can t Book Review:

This book can help guide the most sophisticated health care provider as well as the inexperienced lay person. Dr. Dincalci's approach takes the reader through a gradual introduction of the stages and phases of forgiveness; then into how to face and then let go of upsets and even deep trauma. He insists that it is in being our own authentic emotions that empowerment, self-forgiveness and forgiveness of others is possible. Anyone embarking on Dr. Dincalci's procedures need only understand that forgiveness is not a once through read but a continuing life process. This book offers an effective process for working upsets through to resolution. It is not a one step cure all. Its true use will be in the progress of our living and referring back to it when other life situations pull more emotional upsets or trauma out of the closet.

Five Steps to Forgiveness

Five Steps to Forgiveness
Author: Everett L. Worthington
Publsiher: Crown Pub
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780609609187
ISBN 13: 0609609181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Steps to Forgiveness Book Review:

A step-by-step program for applying forgiveness to everyday life uses a clinically tested approach to initiate the reconciliation process. 17,500 first printing.

Resentment s Virtue

Resentment s Virtue
Author: Thomas Brudholm
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-02-28
ISBN 10: 1592135684
ISBN 13: 9781592135684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resentment s Virtue Book Review:

Most current talk of forgiveness and reconciliation in the aftermath of collective violence proceeds from an assumption that forgiveness is always superior to resentment and refusal to forgive. Victims who demonstrate a willingness to forgive are often celebrated as virtuous moral models, while those who refuse to forgive are frequently seen as suffering from a pathology. Resentment is viewed as a negative state, held by victims who are not "ready" or "capable" of forgiving and healing. Resentment's Virtue offers a new, more nuanced view. Building on the writings of Holocaust survivor Jean Améry and the work of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Thomas Brudholm argues that the preservation of resentment can be the reflex of a moral protest that might be as permissible, humane or honorable as the willingness to forgive. Taking into account the experiences of victims, the findings of truth commissions, and studies of mass atrocities, Brudholm seeks to enrich the philosophical understanding of resentment.