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U.S. Catholic Book Club: Made for Goodness

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Made for Goodness: And the Difference it Makes by Desmond and Mpho Tutu

Review: When South Africa’s Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu talks about goodness, we’d better listen. Tutu chaired the country’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission, listening as murderers begged forgiveness from the mothers of their victims. If, after all that he has witnessed, he still believes that we are “made for goodness,” there must be something to it.

This remarkably down-to-earth and practical book, filled with stories, glows with deceptively simple wisdom. Blending utter confidence in God with a disarming personal humility and self-deprecating humor, Tutu and his daughter Mpho take on the big questions: Where is God when we suffer? How do I hear God’s voice? They make reliable guides to the difficult terrain of the human condition. —Catherine O’Connell-Cahill, Senior Editor,  U.S. CATHOLIC

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