Tutu: Authorized

Author: Allister Sparks,Mpho Tutu

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062088017

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6257

Commemorating Desmond Tutu's eightieth birthday, this stirring biography commemorates the life, philosophy, faith, and achievements of one of the greatest moral heroes of our time. Written by Allister Sparks, Tutu: Authorized featuring contributions from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, President Barack Obama, and Nelson Mandela, as well as interviews given by Reverend Mpho Tutu, Desmond Tutu’s daughter, to world leaders and public figures including Hillary Clinton, Kofi Annan, Jimmy Carter, Bono, Richard Branson, and F.W. de Klerk. A stirring exploration and graphically rich presentation of one of the world’s most inspirational and altruistic figures, Tutu: Authorized overflows with illuminating revelations about Tutu’s life and resonates with insights into how we can each work to improve peace, fairness, and happiness in the world around us.

Rabble-Rouser For Peace

The Authorised Biography of Desmond Tutu

Author: John Allen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 732

Rabble-Rouser for Peace is the first book to tell the full story of how a boy from South Africa's poverty-stricken black townships became one of the world's best-known religious figures, a moral icon to those who work for peace and justice everywhere. Drawn from 30 years of the author's first-hand contact with Desmond Tutu, this is not only a vivid character study of a public figure with a unique capacity to communicate warmth, humour and compassion; it is also a rich account of his dynamic place in history. The story of Desmond Tutu's life tells a crucial part of South Africa's history and its movement from Apartheid towards peace, but it also follows the growth of one of the best loved and globally most recognised men of our time.


The Authorised Portrait

Author: Mac Maharaj,Mike Nicol,Ahmad M. Kathrada,Tim Couzens

Publisher: PHP研究所

ISBN: 9780747581703

Category: Political prisoners

Page: 355

View: 403

"On 11 February 1990, a dignified elderly man walked hand in hand with the wife from whom he had been forced to live apart for twenty-seven years out of prison and into history. It is a date and an image the world will never forget: the day Nelson Mandela was freed." "From that day on, Nelson Mandela's immense courage and personal moral authority moved out of the shadows of his prison cell to stand as a beacon of hope first to a bitterly divided nation and then to the whole world. Other images have followed; a smiling Mandela casting his vote in his country's first general election, a solemn Mandela at his inauguration as the first president of a democratic South Africa, Mandela with world leaders, with celebrities, with his wife Graca Machel and his family, in the midst of the crowds of children who are drawn to him wherever he goes." "Nelson Mandela occupies a unique place in our world and in Mandela - The Authorised Portrait the narrative of his epic journey to freedom is accompanied by the most complete collection of images ever assembled and by more than sixty specially commissioned interviews. World leaders, friends and associates ranging from President Bill Clinton to Tony Blair, from Bono to President Thabo Mbeki, from his comrades in the South African struggle against apartheid to Muhammad Ali have all contributed their individual stories to build a compelling picture of this inspirational man through the eyes of those closest to him."--BOOK JACKET.

Black Battle, White Knight

The Authorized Biography of Malcolm Boyd

Author: Michael Battle

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596272279

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 3902

• A fascinating profile of one of the most colorful, controversial and celebrated religious figures of our time, Malcolm Boyd—best-selling author, civil rights activist, gay cleric, and spiritual director • Foreword by Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu • Written by a well-known Church leader and popular author Michael Battle Through unparalleled access to the personal recollections, writings, and archival records of Malcolm Boyd, Michael Battle chronicles one of America’s most celebrated—and reviled—public religious figures. In the dialogue between Battle, a younger, black heterosexual priest, readers will gain a fresh perspective and appreciation for the older, white, gay man’s Christian life of activism and ministry.


Malice and Murder Inside Atlanta's Black

Author: Ron Stodghill

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061752029

Category: True Crime

Page: 256

View: 1501

Lance Herndon was at the top of his game in 1996. At age forty-one he was a self-made millionaire, the owner of Access, Inc., a successful information-systems consulting company. As a prominent member of Atlanta's young, wealthy, and powerful set, he was surrounded by black Atlanta's "beautiful people." But when he failed to show up for work one day, friends and family started to worry. Their worry soon turned to horror when he was found murdered in his own home, his head smashed in—in what appeared to be either an act of jealousy-fueled rage or a seedier sex crime. With a laundry list of ex-wives and lovers, competitors, critics, and admirers in hand, detectives had to break through the city's upper crust to discover his killer. Journalist Ron Stodghill tells the riveting, true story of this investigation. Part investigative thriller, part sociological commentary, Redbone offers a truly intriguing story that channels insight into one of America's great metropolises.

Desmond Tutu

Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The Authorized Biography

Author: John Allen

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556527985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 484

View: 2720

A survey of the life of Desmond Tutu describes his disadvantaged childhood in South Africa, his calls for peace during the worst years of apartheid at the side of Nelson Mandela, and his beliefs about AIDS and the war in Iraq.


The Authorised Portrait of Desmond Tutu

Author: Mpho A. Tutu,Allister Haddon Sparks

Publisher: MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230759954

Category: Anglican Communion

Page: 318

View: 9595

Tutu: The Authorised Portrait is a celebration of eighty years of the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an icon whose humanity and compassion have touched the lives of millions around the world. Born in Klerksdorp, South Africa, and trained as a teacher because his family could not afford to send him to medical school, Desmond Tutu was ordained as an Anglican priest in 1960. He vigorously opposed apartheid and has dedicated his life to fighting all forms of oppression, advocating non-violence, peaceful reconciliation and social justice for all. This extraordinary book features a biography by legendary South African journalist Allister Sparks, authorised by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and includes over forty interviews conducted by Tutu's daughter Reverend Mpho Tutu with close family, friends, colleagues, comrades and critics. Complemented by an unprecedented collection of images and unpublished artefacts drawn from Tutu's private files, this is a phenomenal story of one man's life-long commitment to the liberation of the oppressed. Includes interviews with Kofi Annan, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and President Barack Obama

The Words of Desmond Tutu

Second Edition

Author: Desmond Tutu,Naomi Tutu

Publisher: Newmarket Press

ISBN: 9781557047199

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 9192

Published to coincide with a first authorized biography about the Nobel Peace Prize-winning archbishop, a volume of more than one hundred selections from his speeches, sermons, and writings shares his views on such topics as faith and social responsibility, nuclear disarmament, and women in the church.

Notes to the Future

Words of Wisdom

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451675410

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 9779

From the heart and soul of visionary Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela, a collection of his most uplifting, time-honored quotes that have inspired our world and offer a path for peace. “The book that you hold in your hands is nothing short of a miracle.” —Desmond Tutu, from the Introduction The authorized record of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring and historically important quotations Notes to the Future is the definitive book of quotations from one of the great leaders of our time. This collection—gathered from privileged access to Mandela’s vast personal archive of private papers, speeches, correspondence, and audio recordings— features more than three hundred quotations spanning more than sixty years, and includes his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. These inspirational quotations, organized into four sections—Struggle, Victory, Wisdom, and Future—are both universal and deeply personal. We see Mandela’s sense of humor, his loneliness and despair, his thoughts on fatherhood, and the reluctant leader who had no choice but to become the man history demanded. *** A good pen can also remind us of the happiest moments in our lives, bring noble ideas into our dens, our blood and our souls. It can turn tragedy into hope and victory. FROM A LETTER TO ZINDZI MANDELA, WRITTEN ON ROBBEN ISLAND, FEBRUARY 10, 1980

The Limits of Forgiveness

Case Studies in the Distortion of a Biblical Ideal

Author: Maria Mayo

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 150640037X

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 2432

Maria Mayo questions the contemporary idealization of unconditional forgiveness in three areas of contemporary life: so-called Victim-Offender Mediation involving cases of criminal injury, the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa, and the pastoral care of victims of domestic violence. She shows that an emphasis on unilateral and unconditional forgiveness puts disproportionate pressure on the victims of injustice or violence and misconstrues the very biblical passages—especially in Jesus’ teaching and actions—on which advocates of unconditional forgiveness rely.

No Future Without Forgiveness

Author: Desmond Tutu

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0307566285

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6934

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Ex Auditu - Volume 29

An International Journal for the Theological Interpretation of Scripture

Author: Klyne Snodgrass

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625647921

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 8438

Contents Announcement of the 2014 Symposium Abbreviations Introduction Klyne Snodgrass Visions of Horror, Visions of Hope: An Orientation for Urban Ministry from the Book of Amos M. Daniel Carroll R. Response to Carroll Nathan Bills Early Christian Communities in the Greco-Roman City: Perspectives on Urban Ministry from the New Testament Paul Trebilco Response to Trebilco Stephen Chester The Necessity of Lament for Ministry in the Urban Context Soong-Chan Rah Response to Rah Jessica Rivera Good Citizenship: A Study of Philippians 1:27 and Its Implications for Contemporary Urban Ministry Dennis R. Edwards Response to Edwards Kurt N. Fredrickson Love Yourself: Urban Ministry and the Challenge of Self-Love Chanequa Walker-Barnes Prophet, Pagan, Prayer: Urban Theology of Reversal in the Story of Jonah David Leong Response to Leong Daniel White Hodge The Ministerial Significance of Early Syriac Theology Vince L. Bantu Response to Bantu Armida Belmonte Stephens "No Shortcut to the Promised Land": The Fosdick Brothers and Muscular Christianity Amy Laura Hall Response to Hall Reggie Williams The Lord of the Rings Isaias Mercado Annotated Bibliography on Urban Ministry Presenters and Respondents Ex Auditu - Volumes Available

Surviving the Angel of Death

The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz

Author: Eva Kor,Lisa Buccieri

Publisher: Tanglewood Press

ISBN: 1933718579

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 175

View: 8939

Describes the life of Eva Mozes and her twin sister Miriam as they were interred at the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust, where Dr. Josef Mengele performed sadistic medical experiments on them until their release.


The Authorized Biography

Author: Anthony Sampson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307814025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

View: 7711

Nelson Mandela, who emerged from twenty-six years of political imprisonment to lead South Africa out of apartheid and into democracy, is perhaps the world's most admired leader, a man whose life has been led with exemplary courage and inspired conviction. Now Anthony Sampson, who has known Mandela since 1951 and has been a close observer of South Africa's political life for the last fifty years, has produced the first authorized biography, the most informed and comprehensive portrait to date of a man whose dazzling image has been difficult to penetrate. With unprecedented access to Mandela's private papers (including his prison memoir, long thought to have been lost), meticulous research, and hundreds of interviews--from Mandela himself to prison warders on Robben Island, from Walter Sisulu and Oliver Tambo to Winnie Mandela and F. W. de Klerk, and many others intimately connected to Mandela's story--Sampson has composed an enlightening and necessary story of the man behind the myth. From the Trade Paperback edition.

935 Lies

The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity

Author: Charles Lewis

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610391179


Page: 364

View: 1535

Discusses how the Internet has made it more confusing to discern fact from fiction, and how those in powerful positions use their authority to control the release of information and corrupt its content.

Off Duty

Author: Ellie Masters,Lucas X. Black

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0997845066

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

View: 6711

Laura Peters is at the top of her game, a trauma surgeon known far and wide for her skills. But she’s lonesome, unable to connect with people, and married to her career. She especially hates the cocky and arrogant Keith, a top notch paramedic, but in too many ways, an arrogant cock-of-the-walk sort. That man stars in her dreams far too many times to be safe. In her position, she can’t afford a schoolgirl crush, let alone the dark and twisted things she wants him to do. Keith Evans is a paramedic, a former Navy corpsman, combat-decorated, cocksure and arrogant, but also lonely with only his demons to keep him company. The ice queen, Laura Peters, MD has caught his eye. He acknowledges her beauty, and admires her medical skills, but dislikes her frostiness, finding her heartless and cold, even robotic, not at all likeable. But her appeal as a woman keeps drawing him back, and he imagines all kinds of dark and delicious things he wants to do. He can’t stand her, and she sure as hell hates him. One thing’s for certain: the fur is about to fly when these two are off-duty. Can they move beyond the hate and anger to explore the passions they can no longer deny?

God Has a Dream

A Vision of Hope for Our Time

Author: Desmond Tutu

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0385512627

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 9284

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.