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Believe: The Words and Inspiration of Desmond Tutu

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BELIEVE: The Words and Inspiration of Desmond Tutu is part of the new Me We book series from Blue Mountain ArtsA(R). Inspired by the life and philosophy of one of the 20th centuryas most remarkable humanitarians, this book combines compelling photographs of Archbishop Tutu with quotations from his most inspiring speeches and writings to capture the true essence of his time ...more
Hardcover, 95 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Blue Mountain Arts (first published April 2nd 2007)
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My goal for this quarter in school was to chose reading books which were more practical and more useful to me in terms of learning history and real life events. And this book, a book about a real life hero, is one example of these kinds of books. "Believe" is about the life and times of archbishop and South African civil rights activist Desmond Tutu. I enjoyed this book very much because it is both a biography of the man and an explanation of his more famous quotes. And it's also an explanation ...more
Leroy Seat
This is the fourth book in the "The Words and Inspiration of" series. The first three are "Dream," "Peace," and "Love," containing words of Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Mother Teresa. Archbishop Tutu was a good choice for this series, and this book by and about him is presented in a very attractive manner.

After a brief introductory message by Tutu, there is helpful, fourteen-page biographical essay about him. The rest of the book contains excepts from several of Tutu's sermons or
Jan 04, 2015 Liz rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Liz by: my father
Believe is a very quick read but it holds a lot of valuable pieces of wisdom. I felt as if Desmond Tutu was speaking to the issues of our world today, despite these quotes coming from decades before. I really identified with the quote, “To be neutral in a situation of injustice is to have chosen sides already. It is to support the status quo.”
Syrlane Albuquerque
great selection of Tutu's story and quotes
If you believe....this book will challenge you to believe in the humanity that God has created to shape for the world....if you don't believe...his stories of crap that he endured will make you despondent but then you'll come to the stories that rose him above those and find hope once again! Such an incredible challenge, considering i never really knew much about desmond tutu except that he was loved the world over...... now i know why....
It is an excellent reminder of what we need to think about when dealing with other people. It also is very helpful that it utilizes Desmond Tutu's words and biography so succinctly.
Ann Keller
Wisdom is quiet, yet hopeful. It is seasoned, but ever new, analytical, loving, dignified and determined to believe the best for all of us. These are the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Believe features so many wonderful excerpts from speeches and sermons meant to teach and inspire all within the sound of his voice. This little book packs a powerful punch.
Alanna Lewis
A must read for everyone. The importance of love, embracing our humanity and conquering our fear. His attitude is awe-inspiring and almost impossible to believe sometimes in the face of such violence and hate. It is one that is needed though because as is seen, it breaks down all barriers.
Theresa Powers
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A book of quotes, plus two short essays, one by Tutu, one on him. The white space around the quotes begs for decoration, to which temptation I may yet succumb.
John Worthington
My brother gave me this book to read; I had a hard time reading it but found several quotes from Archbishop Tutu that were excellent.
Part of the MeWe series published by Blue mountain Arts, it's a small collection of quotes and philosophy of Archbishop Tutu.
Yvonne Jarrett
Wonderful book about Desmond Tutu and then many wonderful quotes attributed to him. Very uplifting.
Joe Rapisarda
A great read that is short and yet packed with an amazing story and lots of great wisdom quotes.
Concise biography and selected quotations. A thin but beautifully formatted introduction.
Simple little book with quotes and stories about Desmond Tutu. Quite the human being.
Mar 21, 2009 TJ rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Cool collection of sayings by Tutu
beautiful quotes
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Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African cleric and activist who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. In 1984, Tutu became the second South African to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Tutu was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern A ...more
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