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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Is it worth reading more than thirty years later?
I now believe this to be true – to forgive is to gain freedom while not negating the depth of hurt or giving the offender a free pass per se. He has dealt with a lot in his past, but he should not be writing a book on forgiveness when it seems he has not truly grasped the concept himself.
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. Holding hatred inside yourself is more harm for you than the person being hated! And it was impossible to completely forgive a person who was no longer alive. The primary theme I got from this short, easy to read book was that NOT forgiving can eat away at our souls, fundamentally changing us.
Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve – Lewis B. Smedes – Google Books
Best smede book I have ever read on the topic of forgiveness of terrible wrongs even evil done to us. Best spiritual book I have ever read on the topic of forgiveness of terrible wrongs even evil done to us. Practical advice in digestible nuggets.
Pocket BooksJul 1, – Forgiveness – pages. I like how we wish those who hurt us well, is a sign that we already forgave them or in our way to.
I likes the idea that even after hurting someone, we should not look at ourselves as bad people through out our repentance time. A little confused by the title, Forgive and Forget, because I am not sure that forgetting IS forgiving, but definitely some thought provoking material.
Best to clear the air before it is too ofrgive.
I liked the title ” My library Help Advanced Book Search. Well written book that approaches human-to-human forgiveness from the theraputic angle i. A wealth of knowledge.
Forgive and Forget – Lewis B. Smedes – Google Books
There the book was lacking. One of the troubles of forgiveness forgrt understanding where emotions of wrongs felt and done fit into the act of forgiveness. It doesn’t mean we want to be friends with them anymore, but we no longer carry around a seed of hate.
Buy this book at Amazon. There were only two chapters that really applied to me.
When he was two-months-old, his father died in the partially completed house he built in Muskegon, Michigan.
Was very helpful for me. A little too much repetition with the examples used. His 15 books, including the popular Forgive and Forgetcovered some important issues including sexuality and forgiveness. 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 smeedes room in our hearts to forgive.
With the lessons of forgiveness, you can establish healthier relationships, reclaim the happiness that should be yours, and achieve lasting peace of mind I thought there were a couple of contradictions, and I disagreed greatly with one major aspect which he seemed to later contradict himself about.
Only a free person can heal the memory of hurt and hate. However, this view marginalizes forgiveness and trivalizes sin. A Word of Thanks.
Forgkve bad feeling fo This is a 3 star book in my opinion. On the other hand, no two situations are exactly the same. Excellent insight on the whole issue not just the topic of the wrong doer and the wronged. The fogrive also helps one to become more self-aware of whether or not he is actually forgiving. To ask other readers questions about Forgive and Forgetplease sign up. Check the reference at page top or the links below for resource guides on related topics.
Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve
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