©2006 Nancy Leigh DeMoss; (P)2006 Oasis Audio LLC
Too anecdotal. It was difficult to relate to the sweeping stories of people forgiving murderers and Nazis.
The more "relatable" stories seem to overly focus on forgiving the cheating husband scenarios. Very gender normative and conservative view on women's plight. Stories always ended with woman accepting back the husband (which was equated with forgiveness) and being blessed for it.
Argued that forgiveness was done in one moment in time statement and that it was completed. She said the forgiveness grows And evolves from there but failed to fully deal with the possibility that your heart may not cooperate with you in the forgiveness intent and statement.
At one point she suggests that gay sex can be a consequence of underlying bitterness and unforgiveness. A very typical evangelical take which lacked any basis in research or study...
Overall unhelpful for me but there were some attempts to propose a technique to jump start your heart into forgiveness that I will try.
This book was life transforming for me. It identified issues that I need to work on in my own life. As a Christian, it was a good reminder of reasons why we make decisions that non-Christians may not always understand. Even if you think you do a good job of forgiving others, you will benefit from the insights shared in this book.
great thoughts. lots of useful information and a great way to get on track after turmoil in your life. helped me with some self examining. book could have been first and last chapters only. seemed like middle was just filler.
This book covers every aspect and situation, both large and small, challenging our views toward past circumstances and persons involved. It reveals the ideal and the how to. A must read. And a great book study for any group.
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