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

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Harper Collins, Apr 12, 1996 - Religion - 151 pages
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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. Breaking down the process of healing into four stages and offering stories of real people's experience throughout, this wise book provides hope and solace for all who long for the peace that comes with forgiveness.

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User Review  - REINADECOPIAYPEGA - LibraryThing

Best spiritual book I have ever read on the topic of forgiveness of terrible wrongs even evil done to us. 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. Highly recommended. A Read full review

Recommended by my pastor.

User Review  - Merry shoot -

Far exceeded my expectations! A wealth of knowledge. Practical advice in digestible nuggets. Well written. I wish I had known what this book teaches from my youth. Read full review


Forgiving People Who
Forgiving People Who Do Not Care
Forgiving Ourselves
Forgiving Monsters
In Confusion
A Little at a Time
With a Fundamental Feeling
Forgiving Makes Life Fairer
Forgiving Is a Better Risk
Forgiving Fits Faulty People

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Lewis B. Smedes (1921-2002) was a renowned author, ethicist, and theologian. He was a professor of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, for twenty-five years. He is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including Forgive and Forget.

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