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 compaForgiveness 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. ...
|Title||:||Forgiving the Unforgivable|
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Forgiving the Unforgivable Reviews
I enjoyed this book but it was a tough read - image trying to forgive the person who murdered your child and to make matters even worse won't repent of it at all ? This book is written from a Christian viewpoint, unlike ' Why won't you apologize ? ' which I finished last week by Harriet Lerner.There is a clear distinction made between the OT and NT and how in the OT forgiveness was only necessary if the offender apologized and repented and this book emphasizes over and over again that forgiveness is mandatory for Christians and has nothing at all to do with repentance or the reaction or respond of the offender. He does say that forgiveness is not condoning and you can forgive and still not like the person or even talk to them ever again.It is food for thought for the grudge holders of the world, like me.
I wanted to give this book more stars, but just couldn't. There were a lot of good thoughts about forgiveness within the book, but Stoop and I seem to have a different understanding of forgiveness. I'd say most of it stems from a disagreement on whether or not we can forgive someone who doesn't repent. Stoop says you can, I'm not sure that you can, but that difference seemed to be be a big split for a lot of what Stoop says in his book. Stoop doesn't seem to think that you can live without holding a grudge, and being angry with the person if you don't offer them forgiveness, and I disagree. I also believe Stoop misused a number of verses in order to back up his position, just using a number of verses out of context.
I purchased this book after going through a difficult time with my extended family who seemed to not understand my challenges or new disease and my grief about losing my normal life. How could I possibly forgive others when it was myself who I needed to forgive first. It was hard lesson to learn.
This was an excellent book. It covered the subject of forgiveness thoroughly and gave a lot of food for thought.
Powerful tool in how to get to forgiveness, and defining it. All in 120 pages. Recommend it for any kind of forgiveness that one wishes to happen.