Fr. Michael Lapsley - Redeeming the Past

Historic LoDo: Father Michael Lapsley will discuss and sign is memoir Redeeming the Past: My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer (Orbis Books). In 1990, Father Lapsley, an Anglican priest active in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, opened a letter bomb that nearly killed him. Though he survived, the blast took both his hands and one of his eyes. This memoir tells the story of this horrendous event, beginning with the journey that led him to Africa—particularly his rising awareness of the radical demands of the gospel and his growing identification with the freedom struggle. But that was not the end of his inspiring journey. In post-apartheid South Africa, Lapsley saw a whole nation in need of healing. He discovered a new vocation: drawing on his own experience of trauma to promote the healing of others, in South Africa, and ultimately throughout the world.

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