The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World
Author: Desmond Tutu,Mpho Tutu
Pubpsher: Harper Collins
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Chair of The Elders, and Chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation. Tutu's role as the Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission taught him much about forgiveness. If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath. Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven. After much reflection on the process of forgiveness, Tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; Telling one's story and witnessing the anguish; Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness; and renewing or releasing the relationship. Forgiveness is hard work. Sometimes it even feels like an impossible task. But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution. The Book of Forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu's wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness. Ultimately, forgiving is the only means we have to heal ourselves and our aching world.
The Lost Art of Forgiving is a collection of stories showing the healing power of forgiveness in the experiences of ordinary people scarred by crime, betrayal, abuse, bigotry and war. It lets the lives and voices of whose who have forgiven, and those who haven't, speak for themselves.s
Dr. Augsburger combines personal testimonies with Scripture for a highly practical and motivating guide to applying forgiveness in your life. The author has revised and expanded the contents for an even stronger message.
Release on 2002-09-01 | by Charles F. Stanley (personal)
Author: Charles F. Stanley (personal)
Pubpsher: Thomas Nelson
Charles Stanley, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of our day, shares the key to personal and even world peace in The Gift of Forgiveness. as Stanley points out that no sin is so shockingly evil it blocks God's forgiveness nor so trivial it negates the need for God's mercy, he shares the specifics of how to go about receiving and giving forgiveness. The Gift of Forgiveness reflects the heart of Stanley's teaching ministry. In this markedly helpful book, Stanley addresses such questions as how to practise a life of forgiveness in all your relationships and how to make forgiveness an ongoing, practical experience in your life. Previously published in hardcover (0840790724).
Release on 2014-12-16 | by Amy Newmark,Anthony Anderson
101 Stories about How to Let Go and Change Your Life
Author: Amy Newmark,Anthony Anderson
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Forgiveness frees us to get on with our lives! We can all benefit from letting go of our anger, and the 101 personal, touching stories in this collection will help you see the power of forgiveness and how it can change your own life. Whether it’s forgiving a major wrong or a minor blunder, forgiving someone is healing and frees you to move on with your life. You don’t have to forget or condone what happened, but letting go of your anger improves your wellbeing and repairs relationships. You will be inspired to change your life through the power of forgiveness as you read the 101 stories in this book about forgiving others, changing your attitude, healing and compassion.
Forgiveness is an essential part of being a Christian. But what do we do when confronted with the unforgivable - an act that shakes our moral foundations to their roots, often committed by someone trusted and loved? Murder, sexual abuse, adultery - all leave lifelong wounds and all are unforgivable trespasses that through the grace of God can be forgiven. Dr. David Stoop compassionately guides us along the course of heartfelt forgiveness, freeing us to apply the biblical teachings that have already changed thousands of lives.
Power Up Today! You can be healed through the power of forgiveness. Supernatural healing is available! Faith moves God, but forgiveness releases His power. When you chose to forgive, you break the legal right the devil has to torment you mentally, physically, and financially. The Kingdom of God is peace, righteousness, and joy—this is the atmosphere God intends for you. When you refuse to forgive, you are turned over to satan’s tormentors until the debt has been paid. Fear has torment; therefore, fears, phobias, sicknesses, and pains are given rights to inflict your body, mind, and finances. But through repentance and forgiveness, you can be healed and set free—now. Deep discussions include unforgiveness toward: Self. Others. God. The Power of Forgiveness is a concise manual about supernatural healing that explores the connection between forgiveness and physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. This revelation forever changed the author’s personal life and his ministry. The many modern-day, true-life stories of those healed through the power of forgiveness inspire a deeper level of intimacy with Father God.
Forgiveness is a virtue that author Everett L.Worthington Jr. has advocated throughout his career as a counselor and psychologist. In this book, he explains the paradoxical power of forgiveness through his personal and professional experiences andthrough the wisdom of others. The paradox is that in forgiving for the well-being of others, we actually receive tremendous benefits for ourselves in terms of physical and mental health. This book treats forgiveness as a quest to find the treasure of restored relationships, personal peace, and even health, which has often become buried in relational harms, betrayals, and injustices. Worthington shows how one begins the quest, prepares the self for the rigors of the search, and makes the journey. In the process, he describes the resources and supports needed. He also discusses how enemies can continue to betray and how unruly angry emotions can arise but can be tamed by forgiving. Worthington shows readers the map to forgiveness using methods such as his time-tested and research-supported method of REACH, a five-step process of forgiving. The Power of Forgiving will inspire people to use forgiveness. It will show how forgiving is a transforming process that will enrich relationships and empower people to improve their own lives.
The Way of Forgiveness is the second release in the Companions in Christ Series. The Way of Forgiveness uses scripture to guide participants through an eight-week exploration of the forgiven and forgiving life. Always keeping God's grace and our blessedness before us, this resource examines shame, guilt, and anger before turning to forgiveness and reconciliation. The weekly themes include: -- Living in God's Blessing -- Releasing Shame and Guilt -- Facing our Anger -- Transforming Anger -- Receiving God's Forgiveness -- Forgiving Others -- Seeking Reconciliation -- Becoming the Beloved Community