In 2005, 73-year-old Sister of Notre Dame de Namur Dorothy Stang was shot and killed by two hired gunmen. The Greatest Gift is the powerful story of Dorothy's nearly 40 years living and ministering in Brazil. This biography reveals the dangers faced by those who challenge commercial interests, government collusion, and large-scale land-grabbing in the Amazon. Yet it is also a story of life, work, and legacy freely given, a celebration of courage and solidarity with the people who wish to live in the rainforest without destroying its abundance. It's an expose not only of greed and violence, but also of faith and simple love.
©2008 Binka Le Briton (P)2008 St. Anthony Messenger Press
"Dorothy Stang, born and raised in Ohio...was revered for her dedication to the ideal of family farmers who extract their sustenance in harmony with the forest....Stang saw human rights and environmental conservation in the Amazon as inextricably intertwined." (National Geographic)
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