For all of us who have been wounded by another and struggled to understand and move beyond our feelings of hurt and anger, Lewis Smedes’s classic book on. 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. In Forgive and Forget, Lewis B. Smedes show you how to move form hurting and hating to healing and reconciliation. With the lessons of forgiveness, you can.

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In addition to defining forgiveness, the book overviews the different types of offenses for which we must forgive people. Not a smart way. Is it worth reading more than thirty years later? Clear, concise, and relatable.

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A little too much repetition with the examples used. The book makes wonderful use of literary examples and parables, but I think the author used too many examples from his own personal life. Those desiring freedom from hurt. View all 7 comments. Forgiving is presented as a healing act for both the wronged and the wrongdoer, but not as an easily accomplished act. Oct 27, Jennifer rated it liked it. He was a professor of theology and ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, for twenty-five years.

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

Smedes was a renowned author, ethic Lewis B. Far exceeded my expectations!


Other editions – View all Forgive and Forget: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A Christian approach to healing after life’s pains that isn’t wimpy, maudlin or preachy. He was a professor of theology and ethics for twenty-five years at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. There the book was lacking. No trivia or quizzes yet.

He even has a chapter entitled ‘ Monsters ‘, so it is a book that does not sugar coat the evils and awful things people do and say to one another, including children. Learned that if you love yourself, you should not hate anyone!

Forgive and Forget Lewis B. With the lessons of forgiveness, you can establish healthier relationships, reclaim the happiness that should be yours, and achieve lasting peace of mind.

This book has four major sections: Lists with This Book.

It is best to use both volumes, but if you use only one, it should be The Art of Forgiving. A wonderful book when you need to forgive someone who doesn’t seem “worthy” of forgiveness. View Printer Friendly Version. The rest of the materials are of the book are made up forgibe four parts. Holding hatred inside yourself is more harm for you than the person being hated!

One of the troubles of forgiveness is understanding where emotions of wrongs felt and done fit into the act of forgiveness. This book’s insightfulness, helpfulness and engaging writing prompted me to purchase a copy so that I can re-read various parts and highlight the many quotes and passages that struck me. He is the award winning author of nine-books, including A Pretty Good Person.


Part IV Why Forgive explained how detrimental it is on our souls to harbor anger, resentment and hatred toward other people. Lots of good stuff in this book.

The chapter headings and categories were more useful than the examples and narrative. Rape, sexual abuse, bullying, adultery, and so on.

Sep 23, Fuad Alsultan rated it liked it. Jan 11, Randy rated it liked it.

Buy this book at Amazon. Contents A Word of Thanks. I also now have a better grasp of the emotions involved in this whole business of forgiveness. Only a free person can heal the memory of hurt and hate. A small volume written in a readable style including practical examples of forgiveness. He married Doris Dekker.

A must for those who need to come out from big time dissappointment or betrayal as forglve whole and to understand what forgiving really is. I found this one most helpful for its way of describing the hurts we experience and offering clear and practical ways of understanding that hurt.

It manages to combine personal experience, evidence of having done impressive reading and research, sound biblical exegesis, and practical tips.