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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Doesn’t mean we aren’t angry. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

When he was two-months-old, his father died in the partially completed house he built in Muskegon, Michigan. Contents Forgiving People Who. Aug 13, Timothy Bosso rated it it was amazing Shelves: All the king’s armies could not have forced you to do it. I ended reading this book with the feeling that there were a lot of people I needed to work through this process with, but I was left hanging as to what was the best way to begin.


This is why, for all of us, no matter how badly we have been hurt or when and why it happened, the remedy has one name: We shall understand some circumstances that led others hurt us and always remember that love got us into this and love will get us out of it. Mar 31, Amir rated it it was amazing. It is really for the forgiver to heal. I wish I had known what forgvie book teaches from my youth. A little too much repetition with the examples used. He is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including “Forgive and Forget”.

Best spiritual book I have ever read on the topic of forgiveness of terrible wrongs even evil done to us. Dec 27, Melissa Sandoval rated it liked ofrget.

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

Smedes, Forgive and Forget: Our bad feeling fo This is a 3 star book in my opinion. Recommended by my pastor.

Some people we need to cut from our lives, but let the anger go. Far exceeded my smeses In most cases, however, this is incredibly difficult. And each of us makes his own decision about how to relate to someone after we forgive her. Dec 16, Kellie rated it it was amazing.

In addition to defining forgiveness, the book overviews the different types of offenses for which we must forgive people. Email Article to Friend.


Lists with This Book. Recommended by my pastor. Overall, though, I would recommend it, if for nothing else, to reinforce some key concepts. You did not deserve fforget hurt.

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

He smede a professor of theology and ethics for twenty-five years at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. 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 incredibly engaging.

An excellent and very readable book on forgiveness and healing. Right from the beginning, this author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience: Was very helpful for me. Excellent book and another favorite from This Reader.

With the lessons of forgiveness, you can establish healthier relationships, reclaim the happiness that should be yours, and achieve lasting peace of mind.