Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers: Finding Freedom from Hurt and Hate

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Thomas Nelson Incorporated, 2014 - Religion - 213 pages
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“Ifour families are to flourish, we will need to learn and practice ways offorgiving those who have had the greatest impact upon us: our mothers andfathers.”

Do you struggle with the deep pain of a broken relationshipwith a parent? 

Leslie Leyland Fields and Dr. Jill Hubbard invite you towalk with them as they explore the following questions:

  • What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Why must we forgive at all?
  • How do we honor those who act dishonorably toward us, especially when thosepeople are as influential as our parents? Can we ever break free from the “sinsof our fathers”?
  • What does forgiveness look like in the lives of real parents andchildren? Does forgiveness mean I have to let an estranged parent back into mylife? Is it possible to forgive a parent who has passed away?

Through the authors’ own compelling personal storiescombined with a fresh look at the Scriptures, Forgiving Our Fathers andMothers illustrates and instructs in the practice of authentic forgiveness,leading you away from hate and hurt toward healing, hope, and freedom. 

"A call to very hard, but veryvital, work of the soul."

—Dr. Henry Cloud, leadership expert,psychologist, and best-selling author

"Forgiving Our Fathers andMothers is essential reading for anyone who wants to deal with those hurtsin a constructive, healing, and God-honoring manner."

—Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family 

"Leslie Leyland Fields and JillHubbard take us into raw, messy stories so we can be transformed by thatmysterious and painful grace in the force called forgiveness."

 —Scot McKnight, NorthernSeminary

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User Review  - Trista Wilson - Goodreads

This was a very good book, After reading it I realize the issues I had growing up were not as bad as I thought, it also gave lots of great points on how to forgive. I feel better knowing forgiveness is not a quick thing, it is something that must be worked on. Read full review

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User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

This book is excellent. It focuses on forgiveness, compassion, and honor for parents whose actions are less than honorable or outright abusive, all from a biblical perspective. This was like a breath of fresh air. Read full review

About the author (2014)

Leslie Leyland Fieldsis an award-winning author of eight books, a contributing editor fornbsp;Christianity Today,a national speaker, a popular radio guest, and a sometimes commercial fisherwoman, working with her husband and 6 children in commercial fishing on Kodiak Island, Alaska where she has lived for 36 years.

Dr. Jill Hubbard is a clinical psychologist and regular co-host on Christian radio's nationally-syndicated New Life Live program. Dr. Jill has gained a reputation for her gentle and insightful style of connecting with radio callers.nbsp;She is also in private practice where she sees clients who struggle with depression, addictions, eating disorders, and relational and personal growth issues. Dr. Jill lives with her family in southern California.

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