Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Reverend Mpho Tutu Comes to the All Saints Rector's Forum!

On Sunday, December 12 we are delighted to welcome to the Rector's Forum the Reverend Mpho Tutu -- priest, author, activist, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and co-author of  "Made for Goodness." She will share with us some of the creative journey of authoring this inspiring book with her famous father and the core values of hope, love, justice and compassion that ground her in her work and witness.

Here's how Archbishop Tutu describes the book they wrote together:

She will also introduce us to the Archbishop's newest book -- The Children of God Storybook Bible --retelling more than 50 of the Bible’s most beloved stories—Adam and Eve in the garden, Noah on the ark, Abraham in the desert, Jesus on the mountaintop. Each of the stories speaks to God’s desire for all people to love and forgive one another. The stories show how God works through history, and each one ends with a short prayer which personalizes the message for the reader’s own life.

One of the goals of the book is to reflect the global nature of the Bible’s tales, and the beautiful pictures illustrate this. The author says, “In the spirit of celebrating children all over the world each illustrator in this book has been invited to draw upon his/her own unique and rich cultural heritage...Their art is truly a marvelous reflection of how we are all made in God’s image.”

Storybook Bible Archbishop Desmond Tutu Book Trailer

"Children of every age will go away knowing that nothing can ever destroy God's love for any and every one of us. And I want those children to know that one of the most beautiful attributes of God's creation is its diversity." -- Desmond Tutu
Come be inspired!

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