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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Forgiving to move forward

User Review  - Cliffymania -

If you’re a parent you know how hard parenting is, right? As a parent you probably wish your kids would cut you some slack, right? Then why is it that we hang on to the hurts done to us by our parents ... Read full review

A very healing book!

User Review  - Margie -

I have read several of Leslie Leyland Field's books and have never been disappointed. Her books are always honest and open as she shares the most difficult aspects of her life. In this book, Leslie ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Leslie Leyland Fieldsis an award-winning author of eight books, a contributing editor for 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.

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