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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There the book was lacking. Not only was the content full of depth and insightfulness, the writing was incredibly engaging. The author eloquently provided insightful comments as to how to go abou Masterfully written with a theological emphasis. Only a free person can choose to live with an uneven score. I have heard that before but this book explained this process in a way that makes sense.

Forgiveness is tricky business and I don’t quite understand all the intricacies of it but I do understand the importance. Lewis Benedictus Smedes was born inthe youngest of five children.

Published April 12th by HarperOne first published Freedom is strength; you now you have it when you have the power to forgive. If you’re looking for a formula for how to forgive, this isn’t the book for you. Sep 15, Xiomara rated it it was amazing. View Printer Friendly Version.

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Learned that if you love yourself, you should not hate anyone! The author never forgets to remind the reader that we are both in the position of needing to be forgiven and needing also to forgive, pointing out to the reader that the Gospels consistently connect our forgiveness with our forgiving, something that ought to give all of us pause.

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

Forgiveness takes time, might take several trials too. It didn’t give me the 3 step program I was hoping for that would solve all my problems, but it was good. Email Article to Friend. Only a free person can heal the memory of hurt and hate.

When he was two-months-old, llewis father died in the partially completed house he built in Muskegon, Michigan.

Practical advice in digestible nuggets. He was a professor of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, for twenty-five years.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Christian approach to healing after life’s pains that isn’t wimpy, maudlin or preachy. Using many dramatic examples drawn from life, this practical book builds upon these three stages to present a realistic path of healing and the road to peace and freedom.

Sep 23, Fuad Alsultan rated it liked it. When we forgive someone, we all perform the same basic transformation inside our inner selves.

xmedes It has been “God and I” the whole way. His word choices were down to earth and straight to the topic at hand while giving incredible thought provoking examples to illustrates his points.


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

It was because he did not trust me to travel alone. It went deep, deep enough to lodge itself in your memory. The contents of this book are pretty comprehensive, especially for a book of about pages. We give the monsters the foggive word.

Lewis B. Smedes Quotes (Author of Forgive and Forget)

He is the award-winning author of fifteen books, including Forgive and Forget. Those desiring freedom from hurt. A wealth of knowledge.

All of these make it a worthwhile book, even if the subject material of the book is not very pleasant. No trivia or quizzes yet. And sticking with me all the way. I came away from the book with far more understanding than when I started reading.

Very good book on forgiveness. Masterfully written with a theological emphasis. Doesn’t mean we aren’t angry. In addition to many articles, Smedes wrote many popular books including: I thought there were a couple of contradictions, and I disagreed greatly with one major aspect which he seemed to later contradict himself about. It’s based on Christian believes and therefore I could not digest all what’s written.

Recommended by my pastor.