Desmond Tutu

The Book of Joy. The Sunday Times Bestseller
  • The Book of Joy. The Sunday Times Bestseller

  • ‘The ultimate source of happiness is within us.’ DALAI LAMA

    ‘We grow in kindness when our kindness is tested.’ DESMOND TUTU

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama have been friends for many, many years. Between them, they have endured exile, violence and oppression. And in the face of these hardships, they have continued to radiate compassion, humour and above all, joy.

    To celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala. The two men spent a week discussing a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of suffering?

    This book is a gift from two of the most important spiritual figures of our time. Full of love, warmth and hope, The Book of Joy offers us the chance to experience their journey from first embrace to final goodbye.

Desmond Tutu has been Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town and Nobel Peace Laureate (in 1984). Also Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Today he travels the world, taking up visiting lectureships, speaking to thousands and preaching peace and transformation.