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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This is a 3 star book in my opinion. 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.

It did a really good job of defining “what” forgiveness is and what types of acts the author believes to be needing of forgiveness, but the “how” is obviously easier fodget than done and more ambivalent.

Pocket BooksJul 1, – Forgiveness – pages. When he was two-months-old, his father died in the partially completed house he built in Muskegon, Michigan. The book’s title is a little misleading, insofar as the author does not advocate forgetting in the sense of simply putting it out of mind.

With the lessons of forgiveness, you can establish healthier relationships, reclaim the happiness that should be yours, and achieve lasting peace of mind One of my favorite quotes All the king’s armies could not have forced you to do it.


Practical advice in digestible nuggets.

Published April 12th by HarperOne first published Check the reference at page top or the links below ahd resource guides on related topics. The sequel, The Art of Forgiving, builds upon the concepts of the first. There were only two chapters that really applied to me. The stages of forgiveness indicate that once we no longer wish someone harm, we are on the road to forgiveness.

Forgiving doesn’t mean we forget.

Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve by Lewis B. Smedes

Excellent insight on the whole issue not just the topic of the wrong doer and the wronged. Carlus Gupton Site Design: The section on Confusion mentioned having a disagreement with forgkve that manifested itself over time and to a point that we no longer remembered what we were angry about. From this perspective, and from someone who has read a great deal of literature on the subject of forgiveness and related concerns and internalized them, the result is a compelling book about what it means to forgive, and the process of forgiveness from both sides, and smexes eventual goals and purposes of forgiveness in the face of a world that often seeks to dodge the problem.

As the author reminds us at the close of his excellent book, “If you are trying to forgive; even if you manage forgett in fits and starts, if you forgive today, hate again tomorrow, and have to forgive again the day after, you are a smedws. I have read some reviews where readers are dissatisfied to an extent because the book doesn’t explain the “how to” of forgiveness. Rape, sexual abuse, bullying, adultery, and so on.


Far exceeded my expectations!

Excellent book and another favorite from This Reader. From inside the book. Is it worth reading more than thirty years later?

Recommended by my pastor. He has dealt with a forglve in his past, but he should not be writing a book on forgiveness when it seems he has not truly grasped the concept himself.

Could have used a bit more variety. Right from the beginning, this author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience: It was very well written; the author certainly can paint a picture with words, which made it a fairly easy read.

Learned that if you love yourself, you should not hate anyone!

Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve

You forgive in freedom and then you move on to greater freedom. When we forgive someone, we all perform the same basic transformation inside our inner selves. It’s just not spelled out. Books by Lewis B. Preview — Forgive and Forget by Lewis B.

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