But when it comes to the crunch, when it is actually time to forgive someone, it becomes terribly hard to do. It is all very well knowing in theory what we must do, to know the Bible verses, to know why we must do it. What we often need instead is to see examples of forgiveness in action. Example after example after example.
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And that is just what this book provides. Many of the stories are h Christians are forgiven people, and we are commanded to forgive those who sin against us. Many of the stories are heart-wrenching. The woman for whom forgiveness has become a "necessary habit" after so many tragedies in her life. The victim of childhood sexual abuse who nearly succumbed to alcohol, drugs and self-harm, but who "found life anew through Christ Jesus" and who "can never forget, yet I can forgive.
In church she suddenly understood that God had been silent because she was placing her own desires ahead of obedience to Him. This is a powerful book. It is confronting and it is challenging.
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But for any Christian struggling with issues of forgiveness it could prove a Godsend. Jun 26, Amanda Stephan rated it it was amazing. A poor, down-trodden drug addict. The list goes on Physical, mental, emotional, and sexual abuse is all around us.
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We live in an imperfect world filled with imperfect human beings. And those imperfect human beings have a tendency to act, well, human. To be hurt by someone is a fact of life. It's going to happen, one way or the other. People are going to let you down. People are going to break your heart. At one point in your A poor, down-trodden drug addict. At one point in your life, you will suffer at the hand of someone else. It's what you do with the pieces that are left that counts. Offering testimonies from the down-trodden, the unloved, or heartbroken people, this book gives you a glimpse into a Masterpiece that most people refuse to embrace.
Asking for forgiveness from a Holy God. Because forgiveness is where miracles start. And this book offers a powerful voice of help to those seeking to let go of the past and press toward a better future. Because we are forgiven and because God doesn't only love those that deserve it. The principles in this book aren't easy to apply. If you do apply them to your life, you may be changed. Dec 21, Kyrana Jones rated it it was amazing.
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Grouped into three sections - "Forgiving Others," "Asking God's Forgiveness" and "Forgiving Yourself," the reader follows a path to personal freedom through the experiences of others. This is not a self-help book outlining steps or offering a corrective sermon but rather a shared experience from those who have gone before us. There are no simple formulas or pat answers here, just real people at various stages in their lives that have and are learning to forgive others.
Like the psalmist, David, they have dared to acknowledge their pain, pass through a dark and scary path and reach a place where they can once again praise God and walk among others in community. Their stories will touch your heart with their familiarity, awaken your sense compassion with their candid narrations and bring hope to the wounded areas of your life.
Whether you are struggling with hurts from your past or looking for encouragement in your own journey, I highly recommend this thought-provoking collection.
Dec 07, Kimberly rated it it was amazing Shelves: As Christians we are instructed to forgive others. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. Read others stories and how t As Christians we are instructed to forgive others.
Read others stories and how they have dealt with forgiving who has wronged them. There are some heartbreaking stories included here, that they still managed to find it in their heart to forgive. I highly recommend this eBook to anyone that has a hard time with forgiveness. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Dec 06, Rachelle rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a delightful collection of inspirational stories about forgiveness. As one writer puts it: Forgiving her was an act of my will, even if my heart did not feel it. This book is a perfect way to start or end your day. I received a copy of this book via a LibraryThing member giveaway in exchange for my honest review.
Jun 26, Heather Bixler rated it it was amazing. I think one of the things that really sticks out with this eBook is all the different stories about forgiveness. It really does give you a different perspective on forgiveness, and it helps you address all the areas of unforgiveness in your own life because there is a pretty much a story for everyone in this eBook.
It is also a great eBook that provides inspiration and hope for everyone. I highly recommend this eBook, it's really a great read for the end of a long day. It softens the heart to be I think one of the things that really sticks out with this eBook is all the different stories about forgiveness. It softens the heart to be a more forgiving person.
Apr 02, Angela Lambkin rated it it was amazing. I choose to give this book"Unshackled and FREE" five stars for a wonderful and fantastic how to do it book on how to and why one needs to forgive not only to others but to God and even yes even themselves so they can be set free. This book shares stories of countless others who have had to do the same thing over and over again. It seems that this is not just a one time thing but we as humans will find this to be so. They include scriptures, stories from other people as well as the authors lives to I choose to give this book"Unshackled and FREE" five stars for a wonderful and fantastic how to do it book on how to and why one needs to forgive not only to others but to God and even yes even themselves so they can be set free.
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The good news is freedom is available to each one of us. No matter where you've been or what's happened to you in your life, freedom is available to you through the transforming power of Christ. Join Us on This Journey Come join us in this journey where you'll meet real people with true stories of forgiveness whose lives were forever changed.
You'll be inspired, encouraged and then changed as you apply what you're learning to your own life. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Learn more about Shelley Hitz.
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Britt Oosterlee on April 19, I got this book through the member-giveaway program, but maybe I didn't read the description very carefully or misread it somehow, either way, the book wasn't what I had expected. I had expected more of a focus on pratical advice; though the stories are examples of how forgiveness has helped people move on with their lives, it doesn't really say much about how we can achieve this forgiveness.
Also, it was way too Christian for my taste. Again, maybe I just didn't read the description very well, but the book is really focused on Christian faith and has very little to offer for people who are less religious. All in all, it was a disappointment for me and I didn't like it at all. However, if you are a very religious Christian, it might be a good book for you and might give you some stories to support you. Kimberly Scott on Dec. As Christians we are instructed to forgive others. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Read others stories and how they have dealt with forgiving who has wronged them.