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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What sort of things does this book talk about forgiving?

View Printer Friendly Version. Lewks first time I feel it didnt help much because the wound was still fresh. I came away from the book with far more understanding than when I started reading.

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

There the book was lacking. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Overall, though, Zmedes would recommend it, if for nothing else, to reinforce some key concepts. I needed to forgive lewia for a couple of wrongdoings that I did, and after reading this book I believe I am now better and closer to forgive myself than I was before.

A necessity on any forgiveness journey. We are all beginners Best to clear the air before it is too late.

A Read full review. Smedes then describes the four phases of the journey toward forgiveness. The first work, Forgive and Forget is a recognized classic on the subject. It’s just not spelled out. I wish I had known what this book teaches from my youth.

A healed memory is smeses a deleted memory. If you need help forgiving this may help but dont expect a magic pill. 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.


Is it worth reading more than thirty years later?

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

Presents a list of things that forgiveness is not, things we hide behind in the foeget of forgiveness.

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

Goodreads helps you follow leis favorite authors. The stages of forgiveness indicate that once we no longer wish someone harm, we are on the road to forgiveness. May 07, Leila rated it really liked it. Foregt, I wrote many quotes down simply because of the words Lewis Smedes would use. Smedes, My God and I: The second part of the book talks about forgiving people who are hard to forgive invisible people, people who do not care, ourselves, monsters, and God.

Smedes was a renowned author, ethicist, and theologian. Open Preview See a Problem? Many resources on forgiveness set forth an ethic that seems unrealistic, almost Herculean. I read an article recently on forgiveness and forglve book was referenced several times lewid I decided to read this and delve deeper into the study of forgiveness.

Also, it is important to forgive freely, not be manipulated into forgiving. He does, however, provide a compassionate map of the normal processes we experience on the journey toward forgiveness. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Part IV Ans Forgive explained how detrimental it is on our souls to harbor anger, resentment and hatred toward other people.


It was because he did not trust me to travel alone. We all play our own variations on the single forgiveness theme. It manages to combine personal experience, evidence of having done impressive reading and research, sound biblical exegesis, and practical tips. Only free people can choose to start over with someone who has hurt them. Jul 28, Azimah Othman rated it it was amazing. What makes this book worthwhile?

Refresh and try again. Lewis Benedictus Smedes was born inthe youngest of five children.

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

This book has four major sections: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It went deep, deep enough to lodge itself in your memory. I need it for my thesis. Forgiveness frogive reconciliation are by no means easy matters, but this is a good book to encourage people to go through the process, as difficult and awkward as it is for all of us.

Only a free person can live with accounts unsettled. This is a frogive that knows its place wit Right from the beginning, this author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience: He is the award winning author of nine-books, including A Pretty Good Person.

Right from the beginning, lewi author makes it clear that he knows his reading audience: We give them power to condemn their victims to live forever with the hurting memory of their painful pasts. Jan 08, Shiffra rated it liked it.