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Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference

Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference

by Desmond Tutu, Mpho Tutu
Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference

Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference

by Desmond Tutu, Mpho Tutu


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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061706608
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 407,273
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Desmond Mpilo Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. In 1986 he was elected archbishop of Cape Town, the highest position in the Anglican Church in South Africa. In 1994, after the end of apartheid and the election of Nelson Mandela, Tutu was appointed as chair of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate apartheid-era crimes. His policy of forgiveness and reconciliation has become an international example of conflict resolution and a trusted method of postconflict reconstruction. He is currently the chair of The Elders, where he gives vocal defense of human rights and campaigns for the oppressed.

The Reverend Mpho A. Tutu is currently the executive director of The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 The Difference Goodness Makes 1

2 Stop "Being Good" 22

3 An Invitation to Wholeness 45

4 Free to Choose 65

5 The Habits of Wrongness 94

6 Where Is God When We Suffer? 110

7 Where Is God When We Fail 127

8 Why Does God Let Us Sin? 147

9 Going Home to Goodness 161

10 Hearing God's Voice 183

11 Seeing with God's Eyes 208

Acknowledgements 233

What People are Saying About This

Thomas Cahill

“I doubt there is anyone on this Earth with a deeper sense of God’s presence and goodness than Archbishop Tutu. If you are thirsty for spiritual drink, come to the water of this beautiful book.”

Richard Branson

“Even with the incredible trauma and cruelty he endured in South Africa, Archbishop Tutu still radiates love and happiness. This book is a great gift to the world and will help all of us celebrate our goodness and oneness.”

Barbara Brown Taylor

“With disarming narrative skill,...Tutu and his daughter...tell true stories in which both brutality and hopefulness turn out to be as intimate as they are global. If you are still open to being convinced that goodness changes everything, then this book is for you.”

Mary Robinson

“Desmond Tutu has walked the talk all his adult life. We can all be grateful that, together with his daughter Mpho, he has now shared his secrets for why he has so much hope and joy.”

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