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Overview The Nobel Laureate author shares a spiritual message that has helped him through troubling modern times, explaining how global suffering can be transformed into joy and redemption regardless of denominational differences.
Publishers Description 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.
Citations And Professional Reviews God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time by Desmond Tutu has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Advance - 05/01/2005 page 135
Library Journal - 03/01/2004 page 86
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.56" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2005
ISBN 0385483716 ISBN13 9780385483711
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More About Desmond Tutu
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice, and peace to his native South Africa. He continues to play an important role as a spokesperson worldwide. The co-author of God s Dream, Archbishop Tutu lives in South Africa. Douglas Carlton Abrams is the co-author with Archbishop Tutu of God s Dream. His many books have been translated into more than two dozen languages. He lives inCalifornia. A. G. Ford is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Barack by Jonah Winter and Michelle by Deborah Hopkinson. He also illustrated Goal! by Mina Javaherbin. He lives in Dallas, Texas."
Desmond Tutu was born in 1931.
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Precious Promise Mar 9, 2008
It's rare to come upon literature with a pulse and a heartbeat on every page. This is one of those precious gems that I will read once a year for the rest of my days.
God's blessing in print. Hope again. Hope anew. Hope for you. Buy it. Read it. Live it.
Thank you Archbishop TUTU
Bill Dahl Author, Creator, Editor The Porpoise Diving Life
Love, Charity and Devotion to Jesus Christ Sep 14, 2007
What an eloquent writer! Bishop Tutu writes so beautifully, especially when he describes the Love of God. The concept of transfiguration is explained in a passage about the cross which truly brought me closer to my Lord. Dear Christian brothers and sisters: read this book and be prepared to have your prejudices and fears about other people shattered by the Love of God.
A terrific study course on reconciliation! May 14, 2007
I am leading a group study at St. John's Cathedral in Jacksonville, Florida using this beautiful book of meditations by Bishop Tutu. There are discussion question after each chapter.
perfect Mar 11, 2007
The book came in in a short amount of time, and was in great condition.
This book should be required reading for every American Jan 9, 2007
Desmond Tutu is a man of morals and conscience with the courage of his convictions. This book should be required reading for every school student. Better yet, invite him to talk -- he is outstanding!