When Desmond Tutu became archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa on September 7, 1986, he also became the first black Anglican archbishop in South Africa. Just two years earlier he had won the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent stance in opposition to apartheid in South Africa.
When he retired as archbishop in 1996, Tutu continued to use his considerable influence to write and promote his "Children of God Storybook Bible"—especially for children in Africa. In it, he retells more than fifty of his favorite Bible stories, illustrated with art from all over the world. Desmond Tutu says it's: “for children to be able to find the gems that lie hidden in the Bible.”