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Read ✓ Tutu By Allister Sparks –

Tutu 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.

Read ✓ Tutu  By Allister Sparks –
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • Tutu
  • Allister Sparks
  • English
  • 09 December 2017
  • 9780062087997

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  1. says:

    This is a powerful account about a gifted man who perhaps had the greatest influence over process from apartheid to one man one vote representative government in South Africa We lived in SA in 1985 and the papers did not report all the atrocities, nor did they relate Tutu s dramatic influence over his black and white brothers and sisters So we are glad to have read this account a tome, filled with testimonials accounts of people all over t...

  2. says:

    Fascinating look into the man and his times.

  3. says:

    If you adore the television series starring Martin Sheen titled West Wing , and are old enough to remember the anti apartheid protests of the mid to late 80s and the early 90s, chances are that you will find this book engaging.Or, if you have a spiritual bent and find the topic of forgiveness fascinating, this book will be interesting as well.The book is a political history of the period The political intrigue that you get to learn about, from the Western powers who influenced the Afrikaaners South African government to the radicals of the Anglican Church to the police whose strategies eerily reminded me of the repression of Black citizens right here in Ferguson, Missouri, to the activism of retired world politicians it s all fascinating.A few gems are coming to understand what kinds of experiences Archbishop Tutu triumphed over which molded his character and tested him repeatedly to the point that Afrikaans politicians both envied and feared him the turning point s in the war against white separatist extremism and finally what concepts made Archbishop Tutu see beyond race as well as he did Even the narrator is trying to figure that out as he goes along Tutu is amazing The author is however neither the age nor the race of his subject and his perspective begins to feel superficial Luckily he...

  4. says:

    Tutu s story is a necessary one to tell in our world s recent history He is a powerful figure who was a driving force behind the destruction of apartheid, and remains a booming voice for change behind some of the world s most urgent current issues.This book only does an adequate job of telling his story From this work, one can learn much about the trajectory of Tutu s life and his values, but it does so at a surface level This book lionizes Tutu without going into much depth about the complexities he faced and still encounters For instance, the thrust of his theological praxis is forgiveness, but we never see a moment in which Tutu wrestles with forgiving Botha Also, the narrative Christianity as if it is monolithic But surely Tutu has encountered resistance from both conservative and orthodox factions for his political involvement and pluralism We hear little to none of this.To press the religious point further, this biography neglects much of his religious involvement as archbishop, focusing instead on his humanitarian efforts What ecclesial responsibilities did he have as an overseer of the Church Further, some of the witnesses to his life given in this boo...

  5. says:

    The authorized biography of Desmond Tutu is an interesting read I ve had this one on my to read list for quite a while, as I ve been fascinated by Tutu s achievements and his ideology While it partly lived up to my expectations, on the whole I found this a very frustrating read, due, I suspect, to competing agendas on the part of it s co authors On one hand, perhaps reflecting the influence of Mpho Tutu, Desmond Tutu s daughter, the book reads as a glowing tribute to Tutu At the end of each chapter there are reflections from friends, family and iconic figures who are lavish praise on Tutu I suspect that these sit a bit naturally in the print version of the book, but in the kindle version they loom oddly from the midst of a chronological telling of Tutu s life Allister Sparks, for his part, inserts biographical information ...

  6. says:

    It s a good practice, I think, to read books about inspiring people who have lived remarkable lives It s a way of learning to see the world through the eyes of those who have most profoundly shaped it For my part, I ve made it a point to learn what I can from Nobel Peace Prize winners folks like Martin Luther King, Jr., Wangari Maathai, Elie Wiesel, Adolfo P rez Esquivel, Dag Hammarskj ld, and Mother Teresa.Another remarkably inspiring Nobel laureate for me is Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who led the nonviolent anti apartheid movement in South Africa and served as chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission He just turned 80, and a new biography was published for the occasion Tutu Authorized HarperOne , by South African journalist Allister Sparks and Tutu s daughter, Mpho Tutu The book also includes anecdote...

  7. says:

    What a pleasure it was to read this delightful book Really enjoyed spending time with one of my top personal heros, the Arch, Desmond Tutu As one of the super Laureates, along with the Dalai Lama, he istruly one of the greatest living spiritual leaders of our times I have followed him since I worked as an activist against the Apartheid in South Africa That was back in the 80 s when I was living in England Anyway, this man is certainly one of the most beloved and admired people on earth And one of the highlights of this particular book is the many personal anecdotes written by everyone from fellow anti Aparthe...

  8. says:

    I was fascinated by him during my coffee shop enigmatic poetry black turtleneck years and then again in young adulthood as he received the Nobel Peace Prize, when I traveled to Africa it was to the east not the south and so he only briefly figured on my mental screens and in my leisure reading I picked this book up as a fan of Spark s reporting style knowing I would love the med...

  9. says:

    I really struggled to get through this book In fact it took me months Which was disappointing, because I was really looking forward to reading it Desmond Tutu is one of my greatest heroes I think it was a combination of factors that formed my opinion It wasn t a straight out biography, but sometimes jumped from one place to another without a real flow The text was interrupted by little pieces by people Tutu has known, worked with or influenced And it was a...

  10. says:

    I gave up on page 75 Tutu is an amazing man but this book is not amazing Maybe it would have been better if I had full knowledge on the situation in South Africa at the time I found myself looking up a lot of things the book would talk about or reference but didn t actually expla...

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