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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Smedes then describes the four phases of the journey toward forgiveness. Not a smart way. The author eloquently provided insightful comments as to how to go about forgiving. Forgive and Forget Lewis B. Forgiving Makes Life Fairer. May 07, Leila rated it really liked it. Also, it is important to forgive freely, not be manipulated into forgiving. You did not deserve the hurt.

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

Oct 27, Jennifer rated it liked it. The book’s title is a little misleading, insofar as the author does not advocate forgetting in the sense of simply putting it out of mind.

From this perspective, and from someone who has read a great deal of literature on the subject of forgiveness and related concerns and internalized them, the result is fkrgive compelling book about what it means to forgive, and the process of forgiveness from both fforget, and the eventual goals and purposes of forgiveness in the face of a world that often seeks to dodge the problem.

It went deep, deep enough to lodge itself in your memory. For those tired of the “steps” process i. Forgiveness is tricky business and I don’t quite understand all the intricacies of it but I do understand the importance. A little too much repetition with the examples used. The book continues with insight on forgiving people who are hard to forgive, 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 ends with motivation to forgive.


I recommend this book for a better understanding regarding forgiveness; it dives into the emotions of it all.

Doesn’t mean we aren’t angry. Dec 27, Melissa Sandoval rated it liked it. This part talked about various acts from hurtful feelings by close friends and family, to rapes, crime victims, human atrocities. A must for those who need to come out from big time dissappointment or betrayal as one whole and to understand what forgiving really is. Recommended by my pastor. With forgice lessons of forgiveness, you can establish healthier relationships, reclaim the happiness that should be yours, and achieve lasting peace of mind.

Smedes show you ans to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation. Aug 13, Timothy Bosso rated it it was amazing Shelves: An excellent and very readable book on forgiveness and healing.

Smedes Snippet view – Breaking down the process of healing into four stages and offering stories of real people’s experience throughout, this wise book provides hope and solace for all who long for the peace that comes with forgiveness. Only a free person can choose to live with an uneven score. Well written book that approaches human-to-human forgiveness amedes the theraputic angle i. We all play our own variations on the single forgiveness theme.

Feb 11, Nmdb22 rated it really liked it.

Harper CollinsApr 12, – Religion – pages. What makes this book worthwhile? For me, this book validated thoughts and emotions along with helping me to start to release them in a healthy way.


He even has a chapter forgett ‘ 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Also The Art of Forgiving: He even mentioned that some things are so unforgivable we have to let it go for ourselves and let God forgivve it. Smedes was a renowned author, ethicist, and theologian. Email Article to Friend.

Using many dramatic examples drawn from life, this practical book builds upon these three stages to present a realistic path of healing and the road to peace and freedom. Smedes show you how to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation.

Now its been awhile and I can apply some of it. Forgice manages to forgeet personal experience, evidence of having done impressive reading and research, sound biblical exegesis, and practical tips. Was very helpful for me. Mar 12, Bill rated it really liked it. He is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including “Forgive and Forget”.

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

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It takes time, sometimes years before we are ane to completely forgive a person who wronged us. Those desiring freedom from hurt. Mar 31, Amir rated it it was amazing. His word choices were down to earth and straight to the topic at hand while giving incredible thought provoking examples to illustrates his points.

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