Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rev Mpho Tutu avec The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
Book of Forgiving
‘A very 21st century approach to forgiveness.’
- Christianity Magazine
‘Mpho and Desmond Tutu have walked the way of forgiveness over a long period of time, and now they have shared their story with us in their practical and inspiring book.’
- Canon Stephen Hance, Southwark Cathedral
‘This is a wonderful book filled with practical advice.’
- Yoga Magazine
‘This is at one level a handbook, useful to all, indispensable to anyone who desperately needs to forgive or be forgiven.’
- The Very Reverend Dr John Arnold
‘A … self-help manual… that seeks to prod [us] towards a practical understanding that forgiveness heals whereas revenge tears people and societies apart.’
- The Sunday Times
From the Back Cover
How do I forgive?
Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has witnessed some of the worst crimes people can inflict on others. So wherever he goes, he inevitably gets asked this question. This book is his answer. Writing with his daughter, Mpho, an Anglican priest, they lay out the simple but profound truths about the significance of forgiveness, how it works, why everyone needs to know how to grant it and receive it, and why granting forgiveness is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves when we have been wronged.
They explain the four-step process of forgiveness--Telling the Story, Naming the Hurt, Granting Forgiveness, and Renewing or Releasing the Relationship--as well as offer meditations, exercises, and prayers to guide the reader along the way.
"With each act of forgiveness, whether small or great, we move toward wholeness," they write. "Forgiveness is how we bring peace to ourselves and our world."
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M. Tutu is the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Templeton Prize. During half a century in ministry, he was most famous for campaigning against apartheid as Archbishop of Cape Town.