For all of us who have been wounded by another and struggled to understand and move beyond our feelings of hurt and anger, Lewis Smedes’s classic book on. Smedes gives us pointers on how to do it. I’ll be happy if this summary whets your appetite to read the whole book. Forward: “If we wait to forgive people until. In Forgive and Forget, Lewis B. Smedes show you how to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation. With the lessons of forgiveness, you can.
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Jan 11, Randy rated smedex liked it. When we forgive someone, we all perform the same basic transformation inside our inner selves. The author eloquently provided insightful comments as to how to go abou Masterfully written with a theological emphasis. For those tired of the “steps” process i. Now its been awhile and I can apply some of it.
We all play our own variations on the single forgiveness theme.
It’s based on Christian believes and therefore I could not digest all what’s written. Published April 12th by HarperOne first published And no two people feel exactly the same way after they have been wronged. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I now believe this to be true – to forgive is to gain freedom while not negating the depth of hurt or giving the offender a free fogret per se.
A Little at a Time. Smedes show you how to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation.
It didn’t give me the 3 step program I was hoping for that would froget all my problems, but it was good. Freedom is stre “Nobody can make you forgive. Forgive and Forget Lewis B. He does, however, provide a compassionate map of the normal processes we experience on the journey toward forgiveness. Forgive and Forget Lewis B. View all 7 comments. Refresh and try again. Smedes then describes the four phases of the journey toward forgiveness. What makes this book worthwhile? I also now have a better grasp of the emotions involved in this whole business of forgiveness.
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Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve by Lewis B. Smedes
And it keeps on hurting you now xi. I came away from the book with far more understanding than when I started reading.
Though, the author gave some good insights in some chapters. I like the IDEA around this book, but while he makes some good philosophical arguments for the order in which we must forgive, there are no real practical application steps for those of us who are very visual.
Mar 12, Bill rated it really liked it. I have read this 2 times now, as forgiving a BIG thing is an ongoing process. I like how we wish those who hurt us well, is a sign that we already forgave them or in our way to. Preview — Forgive and Forget by Lewis B. For all of us who have been wounded by another and struggled to understand and move beyond our feelings of hurt and anger, Lewis Smedes’s classic book on forgiveness shows that it is possible to heal our pain and find room in our hearts to forgive.
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. He even has a chapter entitled ‘ Monsters ‘, so it is a book that does not sugar coat the evils and awful things people do and say to one another, including children.
Jan 08, Shiffra rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. You did not deserve the hurt. Quotes from Forgive and Forge Forgiveness and reconciliation are by no means easy matters, but this is a good book to encourage people to go through the process, as difficult and awkward as it is for all of us.
Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve
He even has a chapter entitled ‘ Monsters ‘, so it is a book that does not sugar coat the evils and awful things people do and say to one another, including children. Forgiving is presented as a healing act for both the wronged and the wrongdoer, but not as an easily accomplished act.
Not only was the content full of depth and insightfulness, the writing was incredibly engaging.
He married Doris Dekker. Want to Read saving…. Forgive and Forget is divided into 4 parts. Jan 23, Nathan Albright rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is why, for all firgive us, no matter how badly we have been hurt or when and why it happened, the remedy has one name: