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How do I forgive?

Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has witnessed some of the worst crimes people can inflict on others. So wherever he goes, he inevitably gets asked this question. This audiobook is his answer. Writing with his daughter, Mpho, an Anglican priest, they lay out the simple but profound truths about the significance of forgiveness, how it works, why everyone needs to know how to grant it and receive it, and why granting forgiveness is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves when we have been wronged.

They explain the four-step process of forgiveness - Telling the Story, Naming the Hurt, Granting Forgiveness, and Renewing or Releasing the Relationship - as well as offer meditations, exercises, and prayers to guide the listener along the way.

"With each act of forgiveness, whether small or great, we move toward wholeness," they write. "Forgiveness is how we bring peace to ourselves and our world."

©2014 Desmond M. Tutu and Mpho A. Tutu (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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Powerful

This book strikes a much more profound chord than any other I've read on this subject. Whether you've experienced (or inflicted) a great harm or not, this is a book that just might change your life.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Transformative

I am a better person for having this book shared in my life. Thank you for this gift to the world.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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important facts on forgiveness

loved it. very helpful and inspirational. teaches that forgiveness must take place, but you do not need to forget the hurt that was done.

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Very insightful and practical!

I liked the practical applications of the principles shared in the book. Recommend to anyone from young adult to senior citizen.

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A necessary process for healing

Grateful for this easy to understand, yet very challenging process. Highly recommended for those who desire to take life and love to the next level.

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  • Aubrey
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  • 01-11-16

Transformative!!!

This book is amazingly transformative and insightful! Everyone needs to listen to this book! I really, really enjoyed it!

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Our worth is not defined by our actions

Until reading this, there was much unawareness of how blame and denial is running my life. The depth of lessons here is profound

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Practical and Profound

If Desmond Tutu can forgive all of the trauma and horrors he has experienced, you can, too!

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What made the experience of listening to Book of Forgiving the most enjoyable?

very deep book that shows how human love and openness can help let go off all the hate and hurt one feels inside. the lessons that are taught and activities help make this a very gripping book. one that should be part of every therapist and psychologist library.

Which scene was your favorite?

holding a rock for 8 hours

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it made me aware

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Beyond words!

I absolutely loved it. It helps look at and deal with forgiveness in a very real and authentic way. grateful that chose and listened to this book that was highly recommended by Brene Brownlistened. It includes powerful activities that if actually done are life changing.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful