God Has A Dream

God Has A Dream

A Vision of Hope for Our Time

Book - 2004
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"A spiritual message that if heeded can change lives as well as history."--Jimmy Carter 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. InGod 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 Dreamenvisions a world transformed through hope and compassion, humility and kindness, understanding and forgiveness.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2004
ISBN: 9780385477840
0385477848
Branch Call Number: 231.7 TUT 2004 22
Characteristics: 134 p. : 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Abrams, Douglas Carlton

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BeckyHelton
Aug 24, 2012

If anyone can write about hope, Bishop Tutu is certainly qualified. I bought this when he came to Southwestern University & spoke, stood in a very long line to get an autographed copy, which I treasure.

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