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

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American Psychological Association, 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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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

Forgiveness is a choice: a step-by-step process for resolving anger and restoring hope

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According to the results of the Human Development Study Group at the University of Madison, WI, forgiveness leads to improved physical and mental health as well as better relationships. This ... Read full review

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