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The book "I Believe" which contains the thoughts, inspirations and quotes of the Most Rev. Desmond Tutu provides the deepest insight on the humanity of man. It also goes deeper into Tutu's concept of Ubuntu or the greatest good in a person. Upon reading this book I really become more encourage and inspired to continue in the fight of life most especially on his thought that we should always see the good in a person no matter how bad that person is. "If I Diminish You, I Diminish Myself," truly it is the truth for we are all part of a society that makes our every move intertwined. This is a book in which I have Bigan Jackie Romorosa to thank for giving it to me as a gift.

The life of Desmond Tutu had been a struggle for the realization of great things. It involves him taking great courage in times of the greatest darkness during the time of apartheid in South Africa. He was frequently misunderstood and hated by both the oppressors and the oppressed. His own followers doubted and threaten him but in the end they realize that they will never be complete nor will their struggle be successful without him.

  • STYLE: 10 - the writing style of the author.
  • COHERENCE: 10 - books coherence and ability to deliver its message.
  • DEPTH: 10 - the depth of discussion in the book and its story.
  • EFFECTIVENESS: 10 - effectiveness of the book to deliver the message and evoke action
  • CONTENT: 10 - quality of the content of the book
  • POPULARITY: 10 - relative popularity of the book.
  • RECOMMENDATION: 10 - my recommendation
  • TOTAL RATING: 10.00


  • The author concentrated on the quotes of Desmond Tutu after having a detailed biography of the Noble Peace Price Winner. The pages of the book was not fulled by text but by simple images and quotes in varying text sizes. The styling will surely capture ones imagination and attention.

    I Believe touches the readers heart and humanity with the effectiveness of its varying text sizes and layout style. The stress of the message in each of the page of the book makes it an effective medium for conveying the character and significance of Tutu in this world and in the struggle for South Africa.

    Tutu was the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa). Also, he chaired Truth and Reconciliation Commission and is currently the chairman of The Elders. He is vocal in his defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. Tutu also campaigns to fight AIDS, homophobia, poverty and racism. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, and the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005.


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