Tokus You forgive in freedom and then you move on to greater freedom. The author never forgets to remind the reader that we are both in the position of needing to be forgiven and needing also to forgive, snedes out to the reader that the Gospels consistently connect our forgiveness with our forgiving, something that ought to give all of us pause. I have heard that before but this book explained this process in a way that makes sense. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
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Meztira Now its been awhile and I can apply some of it. The fourth part of the book gives reasons to forgive in the face of those who think forgiveness to be a copout from the need for justice, such as the way it makes life fairer, a better risk than revenge, stronger, and fitting faulty people like ourselves.
Is it worth reading more than thirty years later? Masterfully written with a theological emphasis. When we forgive someone, we all perform the same basic transformation inside our inner selves. This book was life altering for me, releasing so much anger towards others who have intentionally or unintentionally caused me pain. A Little at a Time.
Could have used a bit more variety. Forgibe 23, Fuad Alsultan rated it liked it. What makes this book worthwhile? The author never forgets to remind the reader that we are both in the position of needing to be forgiven and needing also to forgive, pointing out to the reader that the Gospels consistently connect our forgiveness with our forgiving, something that ought foryive give all of us pause.
In truth, even if the offender is not remorseful, forgiveness sets free the offended. Smedes — Google Books Mar 12, Bill rated it really liked it.
Smedes goes a bit deeper, allowing for unresolved questions, messy resolutions, and the ache of the human condition, while offering hope for a journey that moves forward, rather than staying stuck. Select Ministry Resource Guides, Press here. I gave this book 4 stars, not for the writing — not well written — but for the one liners and helpful suggestions that seemed to make sense. Most of us are amateurs, bungling duffers sometimes. I needed to forgive myself for a couple of wrongdoings that I did, and after reading this book I believe I am now better and closer to forgive myself than I was before.
May 07, Leila rated it really liked it. Right from the beginning, this author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience: This is not a call to forgive people for being slow in traffic, as irritating as that may be, but for serious offenses that wound people for their entire lives and that have generational ripples.
Jul 23, Lisa rated it liked it Shelves: This book provided an excellent look into the what and the why of forgiveness, but it was not quite so helpful when it came to the how.
View all 7 comments. Using fogget dramatic examples drawn from life, this practical book builds upon these three stages to present a realistic path of healing and the road to peace and freedom.
Smedes Forgive and Forget Lewis B. Those desiring freedom from hurt. Jun 08, Glenda Light rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. Check the reference at page top or the links below for resource guides on related topics. Part IV Why Forgive flrget how detrimental it is on our souls to harbor anger, resentment and hatred toward other people. Lewis Benedictus Smedes — December 19, was a renowned Christian author, ethicist, and theologian in the Reformed tradition.
Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don't Deserve
Danos Those desiring freedom from hurt. Holding hatred inside yourself is more harm for you than the person being hated! Lots of good stuff in this book. With a Fundamental Feeling.
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Forgive and Forget is divided into 4 parts. Glad I did. This part talked about various acts from hurtful feelings by close friends and family, to rapes, crime victims, human atrocities. The author eloquently provided insightful comments as to how to go Masterfully written with a theological emphasis.