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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We all play our own variations on the single forgiveness theme. Over time the reason we were angry slips away, but we stay angry because of the length of time we harbored hard feelings.

From inside the book. He is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including Forgive and Forget. Published April 12th by HarperOne first published Only a free person can live with accounts unsettled.

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

Forgiveness is foret business and I don’t quite understand all the intricacies of it but I do understand the importance. Our bad feeling for hurting others should get us out of hating ourselves for what we did, because what we want to be tomorrow, should not be affected by what we already did in the past. Lewis Benedictus Smede Lewis Benedictus Smedes — December 19, was a renowned Christian author, ethicist, and theologian in the Reformed tradition.

Feb 22, Deanna rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first time I feel it didnt help much because the wound was still fresh. Smedes really hits the heart of the matter. The stages of forgiveness indicate that once we no longer wish someone harm, we are on the road to forgiveness. In Forgive and Forget, Lewis B.


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

Jan 08, Shiffra rated it liked it. Account Options Sign in. I wish I had known what this book teaches from my youth. Short readbut enjoyable. From this perspective, and from someone who has read a great deal of literature on the subject of forgiveness and related concerns and internalized them, the result is a compelling book about what it means to forgive, and the process of forgiveness from both sides, and the eventual goals and purposes of forgiveness in the face of a world that often seeks to dodge the problem.

Many resources on forgiveness set forth an ethic that seems unrealistic, almost Herculean.

I also now have a better grasp of the emotions involved in this whole business of forgiveness. Lists with This Book. Forgiving doesn’t mean we forget. This is a 3 star book in my opinion.

Using many dramatic examples drawn from life, this practical book builds upon these three fortet to present a realistic path of healing and the road to peace and freedom. Mar 31, Amir rated it it was amazing. The book is by a Christian author, but it is not particularly heavy on the explicit Christian references; in fact, they are few and far between, and so this book may be useful to non-Christians as well.

A little too much repetition with the examples used. His word choices were down to earth and straight to the topic at hand while giving incredible thought provoking examples to illustrates his points. When he was two-months-old, his father died in the partially completed house he built in Muskegon, Michigan. On the other hand, no two situations are exactly anc same.

It fprgive very well written; the author certainly can paint a picture with words, which made it a fairly easy read. The book’s title is a little misleading, insofar as the author does not advocate forgetting in the sense of simply putting it out forgst mind. I ended reading this book with the feeling that there were a lot of people I needed to work through this process with, firget I was left hanging as to what was the best way to begin.

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It did a really good job of defining “what” forgiveness is and what types of acts the author believes to be needing of forgiveness, but the “how” is obviously easier said rorget done and more ambivalent.

Oct 27, Jennifer rated it liked it. I likes the idea that even after hurting someone, we should not look at ourselves as bad people through out our repentance time. A Read full review. He is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including “Forgive and Forget”. Each of xnd naturally puts her special spin on the inner process of forgiving the forgst. He was a professor of theology and ethiist, and theologian.

Forgiving is presented as a healing act for both the wronged and the wrongdoer, but not as an easily accomplished act. Want to Read saving…. Books by Lewis B. Freedom is strength; you now you have it when you have the power to forgive. It begins with the fable of The Magic Eyes, which I personally keep in a little notebook and read occasionally to remind me of how truly freeing it is to forgive. Smedes was a renowned author, ethic Lewis B.

It’s based on Christian believes and therefore I could not digest all what’s written. And it keeps on hurting sedes now xi. He is the award winning author of nine-books, including A Pretty Good Person.

Not only was the content full of depth and insightfulness, the writing was smeedes engaging. A small volume written in a readable style including practical examples of forgiveness. The rest of the materials are of the book are made up of four parts.

It paved the way for me to truly forgive others, as God intends us to.