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by David A. Stoop

In this remarkable and readable book, Dr. David Stoop clears up common misconceptions about forgiveness.

Misconception #1 You cannot forgive offenders unless they repent first.

Misconception #2 You must forgive AND forget.

Misconception #3 You must always reconcile with the person you forgive.

And so he frees us up to apply the biblical teaching on forgiveness more readily and with greater effect.

Download Forgiving the Unforgivable: How to Forgive When You Don't Want To epub
ISBN: 1569553742
ISBN13: 978-1569553749
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Author: David A. Stoop
Language: English
Publisher: Vine Books (June 2003)
Pages: 127 pages
ePUB size: 1761 kb
FB2 size: 1911 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 400
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Excellent book on what forgiveness is and isn't, with a very helpful process for getting there. It finally broke the hold that a kong-held resentment (I am ashamed to say) held on me. I would highly recommend it.
I do want to be fair in this review as I was assigned this book by a therapist I've only seen once, and she most likely wasn't sure how it would come across to an atheist. It is hard to take an advice book seriously when it holds up parables not only as literal truth, but as genuine examples to serve as patterns for our lives. The parts that were more philosophical than religious came across as earnest and simple reminders about focusing on the healing process. Roughly half the book is very much a sermon with the kinds of simplistic examples typical to sermons: There's a woman I met. She almost died when she found out her husband had an affair. Then she forgave him and was so much happier.

There's nothing wrong with an author knowing his audience, as Stoop does. This book wasn't meant for me, but it was as helpful as ordering a cheese plate with a friend and talking about our week. In other words, I don't consider it a waste of my time, but just that I need a book that has more specific advice that applies to me.
This book was an easy fast read but with lots of incredibly valuable information that helped me considerably. I would and have recommended this book!
This was a gift but I have a copy as well. It is a great book on dealing with the need of forgiveness in our lives. Deals with a lot of difficult questions about forgiveness.
I purchased this book after going through a difficult time with my loved ones, family, friends, but mostly myself. How could I possibly forgive others, when it was myself who I needed to forgive first? Chapter by chapter this book uses analogies and spiritual guidelines needed for one to grow within one's self. It was easy reading, yet never boring. I found this book to be one of the most useful tools I have and will keep in my possesion, for discovering and living the spiritual path of forgiving.
Golden Lama
This book offers remarkable spiritual insight into the nature and process of forgiveness. It acknowledges that it may be a long and difficult process, but that we must forgive, even when there is no apology or acknowledgement of wrongdoing. Also, it emphasizes that reconciliation is not required and may not follow.
I have never read a book that touched me the way that this one did. I finally understand what TRUE forgiveness is and who it really benefits, me not the offender. I think the book started slow and then picked up speed but I am willing to believe that I started understanding slow and then picked up speed in understanding. What a gentle book so easy to understand. I am buying copies for friends and families and will suggest it to my Pastor as a book club selection. I will read this book again and again.
Excellent book, I strongly suggest it for anyone and everyone that has ever felt they were in a position of questioning forgiveness