Mpho Tutu van Furth

Mpho Tutu van Furth is the executive director of the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation. She is an experienced preacher, teacher and public speaker. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. She began her ordained ministry at the Historic Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. Tutu van Furth co-authored Made for Goodness with her father, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. They also co-authored the foreword to Geography of Religion, a National Geographic book. She wrote the foreword of Footprints in the Sand: Caregivers of South Africa and recently co-authored Tutu: The Authorized Portrait, with renowned journalist Alister Sparks. Rev. Tutu van Furth is married to Professor Marceline Tutu van Furth; the couple has four children, Nyaniso, Pien, Julius, and Onalenna.

Book titles in collaboration with Idea Architects

  • Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference
  • The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
  • Tutu: The Authorised Portrait

Made for Goodness: And Why This Makes All the Difference

Over the years the same questions get asked of Desmond Tutu, the archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and veteran of the moral movement that ended apartheid in South Africa: “How can you be so hopeful after witnessing so much evil?” “Why are you so sure goodness will triumph in the end?” This book is his answer.

Now, more than any other time in history, our world needs this message: that we are made for goodness and it is up to us to live up to our destiny.

We recognize Archbishop Tutu from the headlines as an inspirational figure who has witnessed some of the world’s most sinister moments and chosen to be an ambassador of reconciliation amid political, diplomatic, and natural disasters. Now, we get a glimpse into his personal spirituality—and a better understanding of the man behind a lifetime of good works. In this intimate and personal sharing of his heart, written with his daughter, Episcopal priest Mpho Tutu, Tutu engages his reader with touching stories from his own life, as well as grisly memories from his work in the darkest corners of the world. There, amid the darkness, he calls us to hope, to joy, and to claim the goodness that we were made for. Tutu invites us to take on the disciplines of goodness, the practices that are key to finding fulfillment, meaning, and happiness for our lives.

 

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