Forgiveness is a Choice: A Step-by-step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope

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American Psychological Association, Jan 1, 2001 - Psychology - 299 pages
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Forgiveness Is a Choice is a self-help book for people who have been deeply hurt by another and caught in a vortex of anger, depression, and resentment. As a creator of the first scientifically proven forgiveness program in the country, Robert D. Enright shows how forgiveness can reduce anxiety and depression while increasing self-esteem and hopefulness toward one's future. This groundbreaking work demonstrates how forgiveness, approached in the correct manner, benefits the forgiver far more than the forgiven. Filled with wisdom and warm encouragement, the book leads the reader on a path that will bring clarity and peace. Enright is careful to distinguish forgiveness from "pseudoforgiveness" and to reassure readers that forgiveness does not mean accepting continued abuse or even reconciling with the offender. Rather, by giving the gift of forgiveness, readers are encouraged to confront and let go of their pain in order to regain their lives.

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User Review  - chive - LibraryThing

I really wanted to like this book and I really wanted to learn a lot from it because it came highly recommended to me. Instead I found it extremely superficial and disappointing. Read full review

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User Review  - Mindy - Goodreads

Excellent- allows reader to take his/her own pace, empathizes, and allows choice as the book progresses. Also banishes myths that forgiveness requires 2 parties and that forgiveness means forgetting ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Enright is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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