Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer by Michael Lapsley, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer

Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer

by Michael Lapsley
     
 

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Not quite three months after Nelson Mandela was freed from Robben Island in 1990, Anglican priest and African National Congress chaplain Lapsley opened a letter sent in the mail. The bomb in it blew off both hands, sent shrapnel through his body, and destroyed one eye. Around the world, agents of South Africa's apartheid regime were settling scores with anti-apartheid activists. Lapsley was lucky. Though severely injured, his mind and tongue remain intact, producing this most amazing memoir of a man who writes he "has never made a distinction between human liberation and my Christian witness." Lapsley's personal journey mirrors that of his adopted country. Within three years of his attack, Lapsley opened the doors of The Trauma Centre for Victims of Violence and Torture in Cape Town, in the "new South Africa," and launched a global Healing of Memories program. The book's final section highlights stories from this work, from Rwanda to Northern Ireland, from Colombia to North Carolina. With dry, self-deprecating wit, Lapsley treats readers to an emotional, gripping tale of a priest, his prosthetics, and his promise, as St. Teresa of Avila put it, to be Christ's hands in the world. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626980433
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
755,361
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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