Made for Goodness

Made for Goodness

And Why This Makes All the Difference

Large Print - 2010
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Over the years the same questions get asked of Desmond Tutu, the archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and veteran of the moral movement that ended apartheid in South Africa: "How can you be so hopeful after witnessing so much evil?" "Why are you so sure goodness will triumph in the end?" This book is his answer.

Now, more than any other time in history, our world needs this message: that we are made for goodness and it is up to us to live up to our destiny.

We recognize Archbishop Tutu from the headlines as an inspirational figure who has witnessed some of the world's most sinister moments and chosen to be an ambassador of reconciliation amid political, diplomatic, and natural disasters. Now, we get a glimpse into his personal spirituality--and a better understanding of the man behind a lifetime of good works. In this intimate and personal sharing of his heart, written with his daughter, Episcopal priest Mpho Tutu, Tutu engages his reader with touching stories from his own life, as well as grisly memories from his work in the darkest corners of the world. There, amid the darkness, he calls us to hope, to joy, and to claim the goodness that we were made for. Tutu invites us to take on the disciplines of goodness, the practices that are key to finding fulfillment, meaning, and happiness for our lives.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins., c2010
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed. --
ISBN: 9780061946257
0061946257
Branch Call Number: LP 170 Tut
Characteristics: xi, 236 p
Additional Contributors: Abrams, Douglas Carlton
Tutu, Mpho A.

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mjcuaycong
Apr 05, 2012

Nice combination of spiritual and humanitarian insight and first-hand anecdotes of South Africa during the Apartheid era told in an easily readable style. I particularly like the prayers/meditations at the end of each chapter.

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damama
Jun 18, 2011

Not overspiritualized yet encouraging. Some will still differ with our fundamental DNA of goodness so to speak. Also learned a lot of South Africa's modern history in a different viewpoint, not just from the media. Even in the eBay Community Values statement says,"We believe people are basically good." I would read this again.

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Apr 29, 2011

This page is flawed. Author Notes/Contents/Reviews shows the same as Description tab.

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