No Future Without Forgiveness is Tutu's remarkable personal memoir of his time as chair of the commission. It records his insistence of the need to discover a "third way" in the healing of the national psyche and his powerful belief that "we can indeed transcend the conflicts of the past, we can hold hands as we realize our common humanity." Tutu's characteristic humor, resilience, and compassion are evoked in a way that demonstrates how essential they have been to his unique political style--and his ability to get results where all others failed. He recalls the darkest days of apartheid's "vicious awfulness" when, preaching about God's authority, he was "frequently tempted to whisper in God's ear, 'For goodness sake, why don't You make it more obvious that You are in charge?"'
No Future Without Forgiveness could be profitably read alongside Antjie Krog's equally compelling Country of My Skull, as it considers the emotional toll that such a process of national soul-searching has had upon its participants. As Tutu himself points out, "It is a costly business to try to heal a wounded and traumatized people, and those engaging in that crucial task will perhaps bear the brunt themselves ... we were, in Henri Nouwen's celebrated phrase, 'wounded healers.'" --Rachel Holmes, Amazon.co.uk --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is one of the most moving and impact full books I have ever read. The Archbishop writes as he speaks. Read morePublished 16 days ago by K. S. Heyburn
This is a remarkable story of the emancipation in South Africa through the efforts of people who are willing to forgive. Don't give up hope that world peace is possible!Published 1 month ago by MM
An wonderful book that if we could put it into practice our world would be more peaceful.Published 2 months ago by Lorraine S.
The book came quickly with no damage. The description of the book fit what I received in the mail. Overall happy!Published 2 months ago by Sage Larson
I had no idea that a miracle had occurred in South Africa and I was wholly unaware of it. I think it is so true to form that God chose this place to demonstrate to the world a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gina M., Blum
A rare insight into the aftermath of the apartheid era in South Africa. I makes you realise that we should cherish and appreciate the freedoms we take for granted in our lives.Published 5 months ago by Edward Cupido
This is the best explanation of how and why restorative justice works that I've read as well as the conditions that must be in place for it to work. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Catherine M. Warrick
The painful and miserable conditions that many suffered during the Apartheid is hard to read, but if anyone can forgive those types of atrocities, the rest of us surly can learn... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Donna Austin