Publisher description for In God's hands / Desmond Tutu.


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In God's Hands is the 2015 Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book. It is a meditation on the infinite love of God and the infinite value of the human individual. Not only are we in God's hands, says Desmond Tutu, our names are engraved on the palms of God's hands. Throughout an often turbulent life, Archbishop Tutu has fought for justice and against oppression and prejudice. As we learn in this book, what has driven him forward is an unshakeable belief that human beings are created in the image of God and are infinitely valuable. Each one of us is a God-carrier, a tabernacle, a sanctuary of the Divine Trinity. God loves us not because we are loveable but because he first loved us. And this turns our values upside down. In this sense, the Gospel is the most radical thing imaginable.

It is extremely moving that in this book Archbishop Tutu returns to something so simple and so profound after a life in which he has been involved in political, social, and ethical issues that have seemed to be so very complex.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Mission of the church -- South Africa.
Reconciliation -- Political aspects -- South Africa.
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects.
Reconciliation -- Biblical teaching.
Christianity -- South Africa.
Christian life -- South Africa.
Church and social problems -- South Africa.
Meditations.
God -- Love.
South Africa -- Religion.
Christian life. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00859185
Christianity. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00859599
Church and social problems. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00860491
God -- Love. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00944075
Meditations. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01015445
Mission of the church. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01023714
Reconciliation -- Biblical teaching. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01091512
Reconciliation -- Political aspects. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01091515
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01091516
Religion. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01093763
South Africa. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01204616