Tutu's role as the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission taught him much about forgiveness. Forgiveness is hard work. After much reflection on the process of forgiveness, tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; Telling one's story and witnessing the anguish; Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness; and renewing or releasing the relationship.
The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World #ad - But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution. Ultimately, forgiving is the only means we have to heal ourselves and our aching world. If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath.
Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, forgiveness, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, and reconciliation. Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven. The book of forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu's wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness.
A Many Colored Kingdom: Multicultural Dynamics for Spiritual FormationBaker Academic #ad - A final chapter contains a conversation among the authors responding to one another's insights and concerns. This book will be required reading for those engaged in as well as those preparing for a life of teaching and ministry in our increasingly multicultural world. How do ethnic and cultural diversity affect spiritual formation? The authors of A Many Colored Kingdom explore Christian formation and teaching in the church, with a particular focus on intercultural and interethnic relationships.
Well-qualified to speak on issues of diversity, culture, the authors describe relevant aspects of their own personal journeys; key issues emerging from their studies and teaching germane to race, and ethnicity; and teaching implications that bring right practice to bear on church ministry.
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and LeadSpiegel & Grau #ad - Don’t miss the hourlong netflix special brené brown: The Call to Courage! Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy.
She asked herself, artists pushing innovation, what do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead #ad - But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Brené empowers us each to be a little more courageous. The huffington Post. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, or smaller ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, like a conflict with a friend or colleague.
1 new york times bestseller • when we deny our stories, they define us. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong.
Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted WorldIVP Books #ad - So peace is no longer understood as merely the absence of conflict―peace is when relationships once severed have been repaired and restored. These modern-day peacemakers help us understand that because peacemaking is the mission of God, it should also be the vocation of his people. The fractures and fissures run so deep that we're paralyzed by our hopelessness, writing off peace as a far-fetched option for the afterlife.
Using biblical and current-day illustrations of everyday peacemakers, richly personal, Mending the Divides offers a theologically compelling, and intensely practical set of tools that equip us to join God in the restoration of broken relationships, unjust systems, and global conflicts. Even if there was the possibility of peace, where would we begin?Instead of disengaging, Jon Huckins and Jer Swigart invite us to move toward conflict and brokenness, but not simply for the sake of resolving tensions and ending wars.
Mending the Divides: Creative Love in a Conflicted World #ad - Christianity today's 2018 book of the year award of merit - Mission/The Global ChurchConflict, hatred, our nation, our communities, and injustice seem to be the norm rather than the exception in our world, our homes.
No Future Without ForgivenessImage #ad - Never had any country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposing the atrocities committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former oppressors. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world.
The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. At the center of this unprecedented attempt at healing a nation has been Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whom President Nelson Mandela named as Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With the final report of the commission just published, Archbishop Tutu offers his reflections on the profound wisdom he has gained by helping usher South Africa through this painful experience.
No Future Without Forgiveness #ad - In no future without forgiveness, Tutu argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the past. But nor is it easy to reconcile when a nation "looks the beast in the eye. Rather than repeat platitudes about forgiveness, he presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another, and yet retains a sense of idealism about reconciliation.
Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain UsEerdmans #ad - Every church, deception, envy, every organization, has experienced them: betrayal, grumbling, exclusion. Drawing on concrete congregational experiences and interacting with the biblical, historical, including its possible complications and deformations, and moral traditions, Pohl thoughtfully discusses each practice, and points to how these essential practices can be better cultivated within congregations and families.
In living into community christine pohl looks at four specific Christian practices gratitude, truth-telling, promise-keeping, and hospitality that can counteract these destructive forces and help churches and individuals build and sustain vibrant communities. They make life together difficult and prevent congregations from developing the skills, virtues, and practices they need to nurture sturdy and life-giving communities.
Grateful Heart, The: Living the Christian MessagePaulist Press TM #ad - Integrating the findings of modern psychology and traditional Christian spirituality, this book presents a spirituality of gratitude that can guide contemporary Christians in living with an expanded awareness of how grace abounds everywhere, as well as the personal and cultural hurdles that stand in the way of being grateful.
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing WorldAvery #ad - Five days. An instant new York Times bestsellerTwo spiritual giants. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.
We get to listen as they explore the nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, illness, and anger to grief, and death. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness.
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World #ad - One timeless question. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.
In april 2015, india, archbishop tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. Nobel peace prize laureates his holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression.
Forgiveness: How to Make Peace With Your Past and Get on With Your LifeGrand Central Publishing #ad - Based on their popular "forgiveness" seminar, the author of Getting Unstuck and his wifem designed to help readers let go of their pain and get on with their lives.
Why Won't You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday HurtsGallery Books #ad - Lerner explains what drives both the non-apologizer and the over-apologizer, as well as why the people who do the worst things are the least able to own up. She helps the injured person resist pressure to forgive too easily and challenges the popular notion that forgiveness is the only path to peace of mind.
I promise that you will never see ‘the apology’ in quite the same way. Esther perel, ma, lmft author of mating in captivity renowned psychologist and bestselling author of The Dance of Anger sheds new light on the two most important words in the English language—I’m sorry—and offers a unique perspective on the challenge of healing broken connections and restoring trust.
Why Won't You Apologize?: Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts #ad - Dr. If you want to know why harriet Lerner is one of my great heroes, Why Won’t You Apologize? is the answer. She draws you in with deft and engaging prose, and then changes your life with her rigorous intelligence and her deeply human advice. Now she offers compelling stories and solid theory that bring home how much the simple apology matters and what is required for healing when the hurt we’ve inflicted or received is far from simple.
Why won’t you apologize? also addresses the compelling needs of the injured party—the one who has been hurt by someone who won’t apologize, tell the truth, or feel remorse. This book is a game changer. Brené brown, phd, lmsw, author of the #1 new york Times bestseller Rising Strong “Harriet Lerner is one hell of a wise woman.
Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday LifeIVP Connect #ad - Using small, he explains the gospel in plain language and encourages us in practical ways to share our faith with friends, easy steps, neighbors and colleagues. Written as a guide for small groups, Holy Conversation is designed to be completed in twelve weekly sessions other options are provided. This is the ideal resource for helping laypeople to become competent and confident Christian conversationalists!
We simply don't know how to express our faith naturally--in everyday language. In holy conversation richard peace teaches us how to engage in easy and comfortable conversation about the good news of Jesus--the pressure is off. Who better to talk with them than christians? Trouble is, many of us don't know how to talk about our faith or are uneasy about religious salesmanship and canned evangelistic formulas.
Holy Conversation: Talking About God in Everyday Life #ad - We are afraid of button-holing others, being offensive or saying something wrong. Not only do group members read about holy conversation, they actually engage one another in spiritual conversation. Winner of a 2006 chicago Book Clinic Award of ExcellenceGod is back on the agenda. Today people are fascinated by spirituality, and they have lots of questions.