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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A self-help text for people who have been deeply hurt by another and caught in a vortex of anger, depression and resentment. Robert D. Enright shows how forgiveness can reduce anxiety and depression while increasing self-esteem and hopefulness toward one's future. The volume demonstrates how forgiveness, approached in the correct manner, benefits the forgiver far more than the forgiven, and seeks to lead 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  - Amber Strocel - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the message of this book, and found it helpful on the whole. Several passages really spoke to me, and I found myself highlighting a lot. The reason I'm giving it only three stars is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dawn Johnson - Goodreads

Great suggestions and loved the journal entry which can be a long tedious process, but necessary to get the most out of this book. 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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