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Desmond Tutu, Nancy Tillman: "Let there be Light"

Desmond Tutu, Nancy Tillman: "Let there be Light"

In an exciting twist to events surrounding the origins of the world, "Let There Be Light" a book by Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu and illustrator Nancy Tillman, retells the Bible creation story in a whole new way. (continues below... )

With Desmond Tutu’s theological input, the book covers the Bible's book of Genesis using descriptive language that even the youngest readers will enjoy. The illustrations are uniformly excellent, showing of best-seller illustrator Nancy Tillman’s work at its best.

This story engages and makes children inevitably part of creation, as it features children of all colors wearing bright robes and glowing gold crowns on an African plain. This is must read for children to understand the beginning of creation.

This is one of many creative theological initiatives that the 83 year old former arch-bishop of Cape Town has been involved in. Desmond Tutu is a social rights activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid.
He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa.

Desmond Tutu's admirers see him as a man who since the demise of apartheid has been active in the defense of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed, and for religious freedoms.

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