Forgiving the Unforgivable
Author: Beverly Flanigan
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
A clearheaded study of what life can do to us and possible ways to begin again. --Carl A. Whitaker, M.D., author of Midnight Musings of a Family Therapist and coauthor of The Family Crucible Women and men who have been deeply hurt by someone they love often experience a pain that spirals out to undermine their work, relationships, self-esteem, and even their sense of reality. In Forgiving the Unforgivable, author Beverly Flanigan, a leading authority on forgiveness, defines such unforgivable injuries, explains their poisonous effects, and then guides readers out of the paralyzing anger and resentment. As a Fellow of the Kellogg Foundation, Flanigan conducted a pioneering study of forgiveness, and from that study, from her clinical practice, and from her many years of teaching, researching, and conducting professional workshops and seminars, she devised a unique six-stage program, presented here. Filled with inspiring real-life examples, Forgiving the Unforgivable is both a practical and a comforting guide to recovery and healing.
Forgiving the Unforgivable
Author: Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkerson
In November, 2008, Pakistani Muslim terrorists attacked Mumbai. The 5 Star Oberoi Hotel was one of their targets. The Oberoi was also where M.C. Cannon, leader of the Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality in Virginia, and 24 of his associates were staying. Four in the group were wounded and two were killed. When rescued by SWAT teams and interviewed by the press, Synchronicity survivors expressed immediate compassion and understanding towards the terrorists. During interviews and press conferences following the attack, they repeated words of forgiveness, not accusation. This ignited an international tsunami of stunned curiosity and thousands of e-mail messages and phone calls flooded in. “I am inspired by your response.” “How did you get to be the way you are?” And, “How can I learn to do that?” Forgiving the Unforgivable is a response to those inquiries. Forgiveness is perhaps the most misunderstood (and most urgently needed) human virtue. Consider historic deadlocks like the Middle East conflict, North and South Korea, and the abusive scars of childhood that have rendered millions of individuals unable to forgive and get on with a fulfilling life. This book weaves together a page turning narrative of the Mumbai siege with a revolutionary explanation of what true forgiveness really is and how to live the Holistic Lifestyle in a state of awareness where true forgiveness becomes instinctive.
Forgiveness is an essential part of being a Christian. But what do we do when confronted with the unforgivable - an act that shakes our moral foundations to their roots, often committed by someone trusted and loved? Murder, sexual abuse, adultery - all leave lifelong wounds and all are unforgivable trespasses that through the grace of God can be forgiven. Dr. David Stoop compassionately guides us along the course of heartfelt forgiveness, freeing us to apply the biblical teachings that have already changed thousands of lives.
Sins of a Father
Author: Kitty Chappell
Publisher: New Hope
A survivor of childhood abuse emerges whole through the power of forgiveness.
Author Sherry Johnson pens here traumatic childhood abuse in which she was raped 4 times before the age of 10. Pregnant and married at the age of 11 to cover-up this horrible tragedy she shares how she overcame it all to be a successful business woman, mother and friend. This is a must read for anyone who suffer with how to forgive people who have abusedthem as well as stopping the cycle of abuse in your life.
Author: Richard Holloway
Publisher: Canongate Books
'Full of human wisdom, this is a psychologically acute and absorbing approach to a very important subject' PHILIP PULLMAN In this inspiring work, Richard Holloway tackles the great theme of forgiveness. One of the most important books on this essential topic, On Forgiveness draws on the great philosophers and writers such as Frederick Nietzsche, Jacques Derrida and Nelson Mandela. Both timely and a timeless modern classic, On Forgiveness is a pertinent and fascinating discourse on how forgiveness works, where it came from and how the need to embrace it is greater than ever if we are to free ourselves from the binds of the past.
This book is about forgiveness, which blesses both the forgiver and the forgiven.
"Forty-five minutes earlier we had been eating, laughing, and enjoying one another's company. And now, in a moment's time, OUR LIVES WERE FOREVER CHANGED." WHAT BEGAN AS A DELIGHTFUL THREE-DAY FAMILY GATHERING ended in tragedy when a car accident left three of Craig Stone's family members dead and one in a vegetative state. Adding to the pain of loss, corruption seemed to overshadow justice in the courtroom trial that followed. As a result, the family was thrust into months and even years of unimaginable grief, rage, and unforgiveness. In Forgiving the Unforgivable Stone shares candidly of the emotional turmoil and grief that he experienced in light of these tragic events and how they nearly destroyed his life...until he discovered true forgiveness. Covering the many stages of grief, he shows you why it is important to go through the grieving process, and he explains what the Bible says about forgiveness and why you cannot uncover healing and a prosperous future without it. You may find yourself in a similar situation, with a life struck by deep wounds that were inflicted by other people. You've hurt long enough. IT'S TIME TO END THE PAIN AND ANGER AND EMBRACE FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS.
The Unbreakable Child
Author: Kim Michele Richardson
Publisher: Behler Publications
A riveting, heart wrenching journey inside the secretive underbelly of the Saint Thomas Orphan Asylum in rural Kentucky.
Forgiveness is an essential part of being a Christian. But what do we do when confronted with the unforgivable--an act that shakes our moral foundations to their roots, often committed by someone trusted and loved? Murder, sexual abuse, adultery--all leave lifelong wounds and all are trespasses that, through the grace of God, still can be forgiven. Dr. David Stoop compassionately guides readers along the course of heartfelt forgiveness, freeing them to apply the biblical teachings that have already changed thousands of lives. Now available in mass market.
Now You See Me
Author: Kathy Sanders
On April 19, 1995, Kathy Sanders' life was changed forever when a bomb exploded and destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City, killing her two grandsons Chase and Colton. For months, Kathy struggled with coping and wondered if the God she'd worshipped all her life even existed. After battling bitterness and contemplating suicide, she turned to the Lord and asked what He'd have her do. The answer was clear: Forgive your enemies. Thus Kathy forged a friendship with Terry Nichols, one of the men convicted in the bombing, via phone conversations, letters, and even face-to-face meetings. She also began searching for answers about what happened that fateful day in April and found opportunities to cultivate relationships with Nichols' children, mother, sister, wife, and ex-wife in separate turns. She demonstrated the same type of warmth to family members of Timothy McVeigh, the second man convicted of orchestrating the bombing. Her courageous efforts of extending compassion and grace gave her peace and removed the bitterness from her life. With photos, interviews, and actual letters exchanged between Kathy and Terry Nichols, NOW YOU SEE ME tells the story of one woman who walked the road less traveled and forgave the unforgivable.
Most Christians have wondered at one time or another if they have committed the unpardonable sin. If this is your fear, be encouraged. You have not committed the unforgivable sin. You are not eternally damned. You are not forsaken by God. You are not hated by God. You are not outside the bounds of His love and grace. Quite to the contrary, you are loved by God more than you possibly know. You are forgiven. You are accepted. In this book, Jeremy Meyers shows why you have not committed the unforgivable sin. He surveys the various views about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and examines Matthew 12:31-32 to show what Jesus meant when He talked about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
Now with a twenty-page study guide. Many people have been helped by this valuable book, first published five years ago, which addresses those of us who desperately want to change but can't stop behaving in ways that hurt us and those we love. The authors assure us that we can change these hurtful patterns. Drs. Stoop and Masteller believe you can move beyond failure to forgiveness, cancelling the indebtedness of those who have hurt you. But before you can begin the process of forgiveness, you need to understand the roots of your pain, through exploring the family patterns that perpetuate dysfunction. When you understand your family of origin, you will be able to take the essential step of forgiveness.
This book can help guide the most sophisticated health care provider as well as the inexperienced lay person. Dr. Dincalci's approach takes the reader through a gradual introduction of the stages and phases of forgiveness; then into how to face and then let go of upsets and even deep trauma. He insists that it is in being our own authentic emotions that empowerment, self-forgiveness and forgiveness of others is possible. Anyone embarking on Dr. Dincalci's procedures need only understand that forgiveness is not a once through read but a continuing life process. This book offers an effective process for working upsets through to resolution. It is not a one step cure all. Its true use will be in the progress of our living and referring back to it when other life situations pull more emotional upsets or trauma out of the closet.
Triumph of the Heart
Author: Megan Feldman Bettencourt
"Megan Feldman Bettencourt was embittered after a breakup and a string of professional setbacks until she met a father named Azim. He had forgiven the man who killed his son seemed to be at peace. As a veteran journalist, Megan recognized it for the amazing story it was. But as a self-admitted grudge-holder, she was perplexed. Was there something wrong with him, or with her? She wondered about our ability to forgive-why we have it at all, why we do it, and whether it can help us. Triumph of the Heartis the story of Megan's global quest to understand this complex concept, from both a scientific perspective and a human one. Drawing on cutting-edge research that shows forgiveness can provide a myriad of health benefits, and examining situations as mundane as road rage and as horrific as genocide, she explores how people are able to truly forgive, and how we can foster forgiveness in our families, schools, and institutions. With evocative implications for peacemaking worldwide, Triumph of the Heartreveals that our human capacity to seek and grant forgiveness not only makes us healthier and happier but is the key to living well."