Albert Einstein once said our world depends on spiritual geniuses who offer moral clarity and inspire us to move forward to face the hardest issues. For the past several decades Desmond Tutu has served that role for the planet. This Nobel Peace Prize winner and veteran of the movement that ended apartheid in South Africa has repeatedly provided both comfort and answers about how to be a moral, global citizen in a world that is saturated with evil and injustice. And he has often given these answers amidst protests, angry opposition, and even with guns pointed at him.
In God Is Not a Christian, the archbishop’s biographer, John Allen, has assembled the best examples of Tutu’s voice as it has shown a light in the darkness. Here we read the best of Tutu as he explores topics such as reconciliation after the atrocities of apartheid and later Rwanda, how we can celebrate differences and welcome a variety of voices to the table--whether it is black theology, the inclusion of gays and lesbians, or the plight of Palestinians. God Is Not a Christian is an intimate, provocative exploration into how one man’s faith is bringing healing and reconciliation to the world.