- 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.
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“A raw, highly personal and practical book on how to forgive. The Tutu’s bring the practicalities of forgiving to life with the promise that forgiveness is good for you. This book will lead readers to healing of affronts, injuries and old hurts and open pathways to a fuller life. They know from deep personal experience that when you forgive you become an extraordinary person.” By Robert V. Taylor
“This book is beautifully written by such credible, wise father and daughter.
I will recommend this to almost everyone I know, because almost everyone
I know is struggling with this issue, whether past or present. People should
understand that to forgive is not to condone. To forgive is not always to
continue the relationship. It is to relieve ourselves of negativity and bitterness
so we can move on with increased serenity.” By ClaireLouise
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Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: HarperOne; Reprint edition (April 7, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 8 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars (157 customer reviews)
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