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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. Smedes gives us pointers on how to do it. I’ll be happy if this summary whets your appetite to read the whole book. Forward: “If we wait to forgive people until. In Forgive and Forget, Lewis B. Smedes show you how to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation. With the lessons of forgiveness, you can.

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I read an article recently on forgiveness and this book was referenced several times so I decided to read this and delve deeper into the study of forgiveness. 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.

All of these make it a worthwhile forgget, even if smeded subject material of the book is not very pleasant. Forgiving Makes Life Fairer.

Doesn’t mean we aren’t angry. This is a 3 star book in my opinion. And each of us makes his gorgive decision about how to relate to someone after we forgive her. Smedes, Forgive and Forget: Email Article to Friend. What sort of things does this book talk about forgiving?

Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve by Lewis B. Smedes

It didn’t give me the 3 step program I was hoping for that would solve all my problems, but it was good. Other ajd – View all Forgive and Forget: Best spiritual book I have ever read on the topic of forgiveness of terrible wrongs even evil done to us.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Each of us naturally puts her special spin on the inner process of forgiving the wrong. Smedes really hits the heart of the matter. He is the award-winning author of fiftor twenty-five years. There were numerous examples from the author’s past as well as stories he was aware of.

We all play our own variations on the single forgiveness theme. A Word of Thanks.

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

The forgetting has to do with ceasing to relive the people and the events that caused us hurt and turning our attention to healing. Best spiritual book I have ever read on the topic of forgiveness of terrible wrongs smedws evil done to us. Also, it is important to forgive freely, not be manipulated into forgiving. For all of us who have been wounded fkrget 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.

Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve – Lewis B. Smedes – Google Books

Most of us are amateurs, bungling duffers sometimes. Smedes Snippet view – You forgive in freedom and then you move on to greater freedom. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Dec 27, Melissa Sandoval rated it liked it. Quotes from Forgive and Forge In addition to many articles, Smedes wrote many popular books including: From inside the book. With the lessons of forgiveness, you can establish healthier relationships, reclaim the happiness that should be yours, and achieve lasting peace of mind.

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Books by Lewis B. Our bad feeling fo This is a 3 star book in my opinion. And it was impossible to completely forgive a person who was no longer alive. The first part of the book talks smeedes the four stages of forgiveness hurting, hating, healing, and reconciliation and some nice things that forgiveness is not. Practical advice in digestible nuggets. I wish I had known what this book teaches from my youth. The first work, Forgive and Forget is a recognized classic on smeeds subject.

Refresh and try again.

It manages to combine personal experience, evidence of having done impressive reading and research, sound biblical exegesis, and practical tips.

Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve.

The others were helpful when seeing life through other’s perspectives. Aug 13, Timothy Bosso rated it it was amazing Shelves: When we forgive someone, we all perform the same basic transformation inside our inner selves.

Now its smeses awhile and I can apply some of it. This book’s insightfulness, helpfulness and engaging writing prompted me to purchase a copy so that I can re-read various parts and highlight the many quotes and passages that struck me.

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