Nobel Peace Prize winner and world renown rights activist Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu last week released two newly published books dubbed “The Book of Forgiving” - by himself and "The forgiveness handbook" by his daughter Reverent Mpho Tutu – an Episcopal Priest in South Africa. (continues below... )
In the two books published by Skylight publishing house, Arch bishop Desmond Tutu writes about his experience in seeking and giving forgiveness during the apartheid era. The Nobel peace laureate was a very vocal anti-apartheid activist, a role that earned him the 1984 Nobel peace prize. He was later appointed as a member of the South African Truth and Reconciliation commission.
In the books, the Arch bishop and his daughter take readers through the nature of forgiveness and its importance, including the 4 steps of forgiveness.
They also tell the story of their experiences with forgiveness, how they dealt with it and the benefits of forgiveness.
“The Book of Forgiving” has a spiritual and psychological theme and a hopeful and inspiring message. The ‘Forgiveness Handbook’ on the other part, contains inspiring spiritual insights from 52 authors, of different faiths.
Both books are on sale in major book stores.
Desmond Tutu is the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa. He has - since the demise of apartheid - been active in the defense of human rights worldwide and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed and religious freedoms.