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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I gave this book 4 stars, not for the writing – not well written – but for the one liners and helpful suggestions that seemed to make sense.

It is not profound; not a deep treatment of the topic; and though written by a religious figure, is not overly religious. A Little at a Time. Select Ministry Resource Guides, Press here.

Freedom is strength; you now you have it fortive you have the power to forgive. As the author reminds us at the close of his excellent book, “If you are trying to forgive; even if you manage forgiving in fits and starts, if you forgive today, hate again tomorrow, and have to forgive again the day after, you are a forgiver.

It smeds means we have chosen to put the past behind us and move on.

It’s based on Christian believes and therefore I could not digest all what’s written. Smedes was a renowned author, ethicist, and theologian.

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

From this perspective, and from someone who has read a great deal of literature on the lesis 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.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book has four major sections: Practical advice in digestible nuggets.

He died forgie falling from a ladder at his home in Sierra Madre, California on December 19, Mar 24, Skylar Burris rated it really 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.

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

Holding hatred inside yourself is more harm for you than the person being hated! This is not a call to forgive people for being slow in traffic, as irritating as that may be, but for serious offenses that wound people for their entire lives and that have generational ripples.

And it was impossible to completely forgive a person who was no longer alive. Jan 11, Randy rated it liked it. The sequel, The Art of Forgiving, builds upon the concepts of the first.

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

Be the first to learn about new releases! Feb 22, Deanna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lewis Smedes holds a lot of anger. 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.


Oct 13, Debby rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book was life altering for smedee, releasing so much anger towards others who have intentionally or unintentionally caused me pain. Books by Lewis B. It does not matter whether the forgiven knows it or not. We change the memory anv our past into a hope for our future.

An excellent and very readable book on forgiveness and healing. The contents of this book are pretty comprehensive, especially for a book of about pages.

I have read some reviews where readers are dissatisfied to an leiws because the book doesn’t explain the “how to” of forgiveness.

The fourth part of the book gives reasons to forgive in the face of those who think forgiveness to be a copout from the need for justice, such as the way it makes life fairer, a better risk than revenge, stronger, and fitting faulty people like ourselves.

Very good book on forgiveness. Not only was the content full of depth and insightfulness, the writing was incredibly engaging. When we forgive someone, we all perform the same basic transformation inside our inner selves.