Thursday, December 17, 2009

Book Review

The book reviews are BACK! We have been reading, but just neglecting to share our wonderful books and our own thoughts on them, so here is the first of many to come...

"Rabble Rouser For Peace: the Authorized Biography of Desmond Tutu" by John Allen

I found this book in our community library early on in our time here and was immediately drawn to it. This man, Desmond Tutu, is someone I learned about during my time in seminary and has been someone that I have hugely admired ever since. He was the Anglican Bishop of Cape Town during the end of apartheid and was hugely involved in the end of oppression here. He lived a very public life all over the world, even winning a Nobel Peace Prize for his work, and did it all while serving as a 'pastor.' His biography is written by a friend and someone who worked closely with Desmond for years, and is filled with stories and recollections that are inspiring in so many ways. The life of this man has been incredible, and I pray to live a life a fraction as courageous and fully devoted to God and His people.

DEFINITELY recommend this one!
Grade: A


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