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In Forgive & Forget, Lewis B. Smedes show you how to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation. With the lessons of forgiveness, you can. 10 quotes from Lewis B. Smedes: ‘To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.’, ‘Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed. 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.

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

Goodreads helps you smedse your favorite authors. An excellent and very readable book on forgiveness and healing. I likes the idea that even after hurting someone, we should not look at ourselves as bad people through out our repentance time. The three stages are:. Christian Lange Powered by: There are many good books on 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.

It takes time, sometimes years before we are able to completely forgive a person who wronged us. What sort of things does this book talk ledis forgiving? Holding hatred inside yourself is more harm for you than the person being hated! I need it for my thesis. Aug 13, Timothy Bosso rated it it was amazing Shelves: The author eloquently provided insightful comments as to how to go about forgiving. Breaking down the process of healing into four stages Smedes then describes the four phases of the journey toward forgiveness.


For more understand for how to apologize and to understand ones apology language which is important for the entire forgiveness proceeds – I recommend the When Sorry Isn’t Enough.

Harper CollinsApr 12, – Religion – pages. Was very helpful for me. Far exceeded my expectations! His 15 books, including the popular Forgive and Forgetcovered some important issues including sexuality and forgiveness. The third part of the book talks about how people forgive slowly, with a little understanding, in confusion, with anger left over, a little at a time, freely or not at all, and with a fundamental feeling. Not only was the content full of depth and insightfulness, the writing was incredibly engaging.

Lewis Benedictus Smedes — December 19, was a renowned Christian author, ethicist, and theologian in the Reformed tradition. I needed to forgive myself for a couple of wrongdoings that I did, and after forgft this book I believe I am now better and closer to forgive myself than I was before.

The forgetting has to do with ceasing to relive the people and the events that caused us hurt and turning our attention to healing. Leais the reference at page top or the links below for resource guides on related topics. The Limits and Liberties of Sexual Living. Could have used a bit more variety. Not a smart way. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Only a free person can heal the memory of hurt and hate. May 07, Leila rated it really liked it.

The stages of forgiveness indicate that once we no longer wish someone harm, we are on the road to forgiveness. He married Doris Dekker. Mar 31, Amir rated it it was amazing. It does not matter whether the forgiven knows it or not.

Lewis Benedictus Smede Lewis Benedictus Smedes — December 19, was a renowned Christian author, ethicist, and theologian in the Reformed tradition. 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. I liked the title ” It’s interesting and worth reading for just about anyone, since the message of forgiveness is something we all need to hear, but a little repetitive.


If you’re looking for a formula for how to forgive, this isn’t the book for you.

Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. Jan 23, Nathan Albright rated it it was amazing Shelves: I like the IDEA around this book, but while he makes some good philosophical arguments for the order in which we must forgive, there are no real practical application steps for those of us who are very visual. The others were smeees when seeing life through other’s perspectives.

Lewis B. Smedes Quotes (Author of Forgive and Forget)

The primary theme I got from this short, easy to read book was that NOT forgiving forgef eat away at our souls, fundamentally changing us. Feb 18, CJ Burgan rated it it was ok.

He was a professor of theology and ethics for twenty-five years at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. You did not deserve the hurt.

Refresh and try again. Not because I could always feel his presence when I got forgst in the morning or when I was afraid to sleep at night. Rena’s name before being changed by the officials at Ellis Island was Renske. A little too much repetition with the examples used. Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve.

Coming away from this book as I did has provided me another level of peace and comfort. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.